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Ejam

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69 396/325 auto kickdown?
« on: September 05, 2015, 02:00:03 PM »
Can someone explain how the setup was for th400 kickdown for 69 396/325 with quadrajet.... I'm seeing bracket mounted to carb with detent switch l believe. Where can l get the bracket, detent switch and wire if that is the way it was?

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Re: 69 396/325 auto kickdown?
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2015, 03:00:23 PM »
That's the way it was on the Camaro 396 w/th400 & Qjet. I don't have any extra parts though...Joe
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Re: 69 396/325 auto kickdown?
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2015, 03:06:32 PM »
Can someone explain how the setup was for th400 kickdown for 69 396/325 with quadrajet.... I'm seeing bracket mounted to carb with detent switch l believe. Where can l get the bracket, detent switch and wire if that is the way it was?

It's shown in your 1969 Assembly Manual, section M40, sheets A8 and A9; check with the various suppliers to see who has the bracket, switch, wiring, etc.
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Re: 69 396/325 auto kickdown?
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2015, 06:36:51 PM »
Kickdown Harness $32 mail order (appx.) various vendors.
Kickdown bracket & throttle lever (paddle) $39 (appx.) Ebay The Parts place.
Kickdown Switch (Used or NOS) $ (??) swap meets-epay-ads.

The nice thing about the switch which is NOT reproduced is they applied this switch & similar versions on TONS of body styles, across the GM lines Trucks also, so your search will not be that difficult.

Couple notes:
I think the Yellow HOT (+12V) feed is from the Wiper motor. to accomplish properly you need to extract the female spade connector and replace the terminal with a double wire version and re-insert to the plastic molded connector. (Disclaimer this is how LOS wired my orig 68 L35/TH400).
This is where I purchase my terminals & use a special crimper.
http://www.texasindustrialelectric.com/_packard_terminals.asp

There is also a steel wire harness clip that retains the harness using one of the transmissions housing bolts to route harness down the back towards the kickdown solenoid. & clip on side of TH400 trans.
Consult your assy manual for lots of installation details.

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Re: 69 396/325 auto kickdown?
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2016, 12:59:53 AM »
Joe, do you have any pics of your setup at the carb and wiper motor? Thanks.

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Re: 69 396/325 auto kickdown?
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2016, 11:54:06 PM »
Does anyone have any pictures of the wiring setup at the carb & wiper motor?
Thanks, Doc.

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Re: 69 396/325 auto kickdown?
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2016, 06:09:52 PM »
Danzo if you message me l will text you pictures of the setup

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Re: 69 396/325 auto kickdown?
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2016, 07:07:56 PM »


the wires go to the trans
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Re: 69 396/325 auto kickdown?
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2016, 01:02:52 AM »
Thanks James! Could you step back a little and show how the wires are at the wiper motor?
Thanks, Doc.

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Re: 69 396/325 auto kickdown?
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2016, 01:44:28 AM »
They just go over the back of the intake down to the trans

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Re: 69 396/325 auto kickdown?
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2016, 02:01:31 AM »
The orange wire goes down to the trans. Where does the black wire/yellow stripe originate from?
Thanks, Doc.