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Unread 07-04-2010   #1 (permalink)
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Default Holley Kick Down Bracket for Tri Power w/auto

Looking for some help finding the right kick down bracket and accelerator rod to use with my Ford tri power. My stock 64 1/2 mustang intake manifold looks like what's shown in the attached Ford graphic (65-66 mustang accel link), but this won't install on the 3x2 intake manifold for a 289, the bolt hole pattern for the buddy bar aluminum intake isn't the same as the stock Ford (see bracket 7E024 in Ford 6V linkage).

So a special bracket is needed for the accelerator kit for the ford tri power when converting a stock 260 or 289 to a 3x2 intake. This was confirmed in Bob Mannel's book which showed the 3x2 kick down bracket is part of the C5ZZ-9B843-B Accelerator Kit for the 1965 Mustang with automatic. The bellcrank part number was C4RA-7E024-A.

That said, how do I find the repro parts for this accelerator linkage? Although my 3x2 intake and carbs are original, a lot of parts vendors are selling the Blue Thunder 3x2 intake for the 289 with repro carbs available, so there must be a corresponding accelerator kit for cars equipped with an automatic. Looks like the accelerator rod is also unique from looking at the Ford diagram.

Any help as to where these parts can be found would be appreciated.

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Try Lokar performance products they can help you out.
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I called Lokar today as well as Holley, and neither has what I need, which is an accelerator rod bracket that also supports the kick down rod to the transmission (accelerator bracket and kick down in one, like the stock bracket on early mustangs).

I also checked with Carl's Ford Parts (who I was referred to by Holley), and Carl said they don't reproduce the accelerator kit for small block tri power like the original kits by Ford, said most set ups are manual, so that's probably why. I can't believe all the tri power set ups sold by Carl's, Mustang Unlimited, and Cobranda (ones I know selling 289 tri power) are all going to manual transmissions, but none of these suppliers sell an automatic adapter kit either.

I couldn't even find a parts supplier selling a repro automatic kick down bracket to use to modify for what I need (don't want to mess up my original if I don't have too). None on eBay either, guess it's hard to find.
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I called Lokar today as well as Holley, and neither has what I need, which is an accelerator rod bracket that also supports the kick down rod to the transmission (accelerator bracket and kick down in one, like the stock bracket on early mustangs).

I also checked with Carl's Ford Parts (who I was referred to by Holley), and Carl said they don't reproduce the accelerator kit for small block tri power like the original kits by Ford, said most set ups are manual, so that's probably why. I can't believe all the tri power set ups sold by Carl's, Mustang Unlimited, and Cobranda (ones I know selling 289 tri power) are all going to manual transmissions, but none of these suppliers sell an automatic adapter kit either.

I couldn't even find a parts supplier selling a repro automatic kick down bracket to use to modify for what I need (don't want to mess up my original if I don't have too). None on eBay either, guess it's hard to find.
Your manifold has no place I can see to mount the factory bracket.
If you are interested in keeping it stock you are going to have to find a manifold with the place to mount the factory bell crank.
It's either that or make your own through careful measurement or trial and error.
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