Hi guys, I just recently got my '84 C10. To put it lightly, I know very, very little about automobiles, so I'm learning as I go.
The truck originally came with a 305 and was replaced with a rebuilt 350 with (for the moment), a very crappy, half-rigged Quadrajet carb (PO didn't even have the linkage for the choke on it). I'll be replacing it soon with a mild 600 CFM Edelbrock.
I was wondering if anyone had any pictures of their connector on the end of the detent cable for the 700r4, because mine doesn't match up with the metal piece on the throttle control on the carburetor, and keeps coming loose. Can you find these connectors anywhere (parts stores?) so I can get it to fit my carburetor and NOT come off.
The PO had the cable shortened with a rigged up spacer, making it shift late and somewhat hard, so I removed it and it seems to shift fine now (haven't taken it out on the highway to check the overdrive). Any ideas why this may have been done?
Also, I'm considering putting a kickdown kit in it so I can cruise at higher speeds in overdrive, since this won't be much of a racing truck. What all do i have to tear down on the tranny to install this?
Like I said, I'm new to the whole mechanic deal, so these may be dumb questions, but I know very little about trannies.
Last Edit: Apr 29, 2010 19:53:54 GMT -5 by rally912
I can get one tomorrow when it's daylight. The only thing I changed was I took off the little metal piece they had crimped onto the end of the cable to shorten it, which was making it shift late, I guess they wanted it to shift hard into 2nd.
Post by Pontiac1976 on May 7, 2010 20:56:35 GMT -5
OK there is a two to three different sizes of those pins go to a good auto shop or speed shop take the pin off go in with it. As you have said it keep falling off so that lead me to say it's not going in the right way " or not hitting the grooves right or the pin to small.
77 1/2 ton Heavy Half chev 454,350TH,3.07rear driven 6 YR now changed back to 85 monte carlo SS 305 Motor as of 2004, june,30 inter changed to 84 GMC style, flatbed with a 98 van bumper.
Post by Pontiac1976 on May 8, 2010 13:48:36 GMT -5
I would try NAPA first if the place has a good Manager / Owner they should be able to help you and get the part. Oh if I where you I would take a print out of the pic's you took you did a good job taking them. Oh Holley sell they them to if they can not help you then get them to look up on there site you need one like you got but the right size. off hand I can't remember the # or size. if No can help you there then I try to see if I can look it up on the Holley site.