1406 kickdown on a 66 Newport

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  1. Derek Simpson

    Derek Simpson Active Member

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    Hey guys,

    Just finishing my installation on my 1406 carb and preformer 383 intake. I got the adapter for the carb but I want to make sure I'm correct. Does anyone have a picture of how the did their kickdown linkage?

    Thank you
    Derek

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    20160711_203850.jpg Maybe this will help? I can send different ones if you need. And yes I did replace the vacuum hose to the booster lol. This is not my setup but how I got the car and it works well.
     
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  4. Derek Simpson

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    That's perfect!! Thank you so much!
     
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    You are most welcome. Glad I could help someone here for once!!
     
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    All anyone can do is try... Thank you.
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    Hi Guys,

    have a question related to this topic; I also want to install an EDE 1406 on my '70 Imperial. Do I need some additional parts except the linkage adapter 1481?

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    Bastian
     
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    No Replies? :confused: btw, I'm using the original manifold...
     
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  10. Dobalovr

    Dobalovr Being on the Cbody diet SUCKS! FCBO Gold Member

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    My 1406 bolted right onto my '70 440 300 replacing the Holley square bore. If you have the same should be simple. If you have a TQ and spreadbore intake the above adapter will be necessary. You will also need to wire in the electric choke. It requires a steady 12v supply on the run side of the ignition. If you have a stock engine you may want to get the calibration kit for the 1406. I found I needed to lean out my cruise circuit a little.
     
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    thats all you need is a good spacer and the 1481 adapter. if the kickdown is too short it is like 5/16 - 24 thread or so,, i wrote about it here somewhere on the site.

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    Thanks!
    At the moment I have a Holley 4778, which is also a square bore. So the adapter should be not necessary, or?
     
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    Should not be necessary. You will have to tap off the wire running to the idle stop solenoid as you won't need it.
     
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    You should not need the adapter, just the 1481