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Username Post: POWERGLIDE CASTIRON KICKDOWN        (Topic#365496)
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Reg: 06-11-21
06-11-21 09:13 PM - Post#2821507    

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I have a 52 chevy styleline 4 dr that I just had to switch out the original 235 and pg for a 53 235 and pg. The differences are slight but many.

The issue I just realized was the kick-down link and bellcranks setup for 52 is very simple, and the 53 has 2 bellcranks and multiple rods to make for a smoother pedal.

I want to know if there is a way to run the pg without the kick-down link attached and the pg run as needed; the 52 pg has the manual shift from low to high. So it would be as if the pg doesn't even have a kick-down, right? The 235 has a small amount of power. This car is a daily driver and used at speeds up to 60 for about 50 miles for long drives. Will the pg start to deteriorate if I leave the link off? or will there be no issues? Please help me out.


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06-12-21 03:40 AM - Post#2821511    
    In response to 52chevyproblems

I would install the PG linkage as intended by GM. It works pretty good, and the 53-54 PG is considered an upgrade because of the automatic 1-2 and 2-1 shifts.

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Reg: 06-11-21
06-13-21 06:00 AM - Post#2821554    
    In response to drtyler

thanks, I need to buy the setup for the firewall, the bellcrank, and pedal attachment. Know anywhere other than EBAY?


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