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    This is likely the case. I cannot speak to the origin of the linkage. It was on the car when I bought it. Pics of the linkage I have are in post 15.
     
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    This is the best video I have seen on the subject. Thanks for posting.
     
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    So I spent a lot of time last night researching the kickdown lever. The one that is on my car know is actually for a small block. I have ordered the correct one. That should solve the issus.
     
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      So u have the long 1 on it? The short 1 will help a lot because of the shorter throw. Kim
       
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      The issue with the part is the lever on top of the motor, not on the trans.

      This is the lever I have:

      lever 1.JPG

      This is the correct lever:

      lever 2.JPG
       
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      Those both work the exact same and are the same. But ur right it is the wrong 1 for ur car. The lever on the trans is the short 1 then? What year is ur car? Kim
       
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      Its called a bell crank. And the new or "correct" bell crack will not fix your problem. Because your two rods are the wrong lengths, the new bell crank will still have the over center issue you currently have. Although the two bell cranks look different, they look like they have the same throw and orientation.
       
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      So I received the new bell crank that I ordered that appeared to be correct for big blocks. The arm with the pin on it is about 1/4" longer than the small block version. This made all the difference. I did need to do a little more adjusting of the rods, but I am now getting full throw of the kick down lever from idle to full throttle.
       
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        Nice! Thanks for the follow-up.
         
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          That great to hear. Kim
           
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          Hooray!!!!!!!!!!
          Mike
           
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          Good to hear
           
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