Update on the Mav.

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  1. Jony

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    So as few may know that a while back I was having some engine issues; I had power loss, rough start, and more that would take to long to explain. Recently I took my car to a shop near me called Mustangs of Chicago, and for those who live near by and need a place to go I recommend this place. Any how, after spending a couple of days on it I finally got back my Mav. that I left over the weekend! First thing first the car is barely overheating and it might be because if the me temporarely going without a shroud. The car also is better at cooling because the rad. cap that was on the car was bad enough that it literally could't handle the pressure. I also had my car properly tuned since I threw it off time the last time I changed the timing cover. It now has the same power as it did when I first got it and some. What really caught me by surprise was when one of the mechanics at the shop told me that my car was missing the kickdown cable. I've never noticed this but he said that it is a personal preference. Overall I am pleased with the work they've done. The car cools better than ever before but will need some work done since it still has that issue, it starts right as the key turns, more importantly it is driving smooth again. One thing I do want to know if anyone else is running their Mav. with a kickdown cable? Is there a difference? and What is a good kickdown cable/ where do I find it?
     
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    Many people are running without a kick down cable or rod, they came from the factory with a rod. If you want to install one Lokar makes a cable and bracket to hold it but it requires the carb to have provisions to hook it to and a little fine tuning to get it to operate properly. The purpose of the kick down is to shift the car down when accelerator is pushed to a certain point mainly used for passing or spirited driving. It controls pressure with in the transmission.

    Glad things are better for you now. Its amazing when somebody that knows what they are doing and has the proper tools gets their hands on a vehicle.
     
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    Nice! Glad it was a simple fix.

    Get a kick down rod/cable. You will love it.
     
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    ran mine without one for a long time...just pull it into 2nd gear to pass, that's what the kick down rod does...:drive:...:chirp:
     

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