Hey guys, I was wondering if somebody could give me a quick rundown on the purpose and function of the kickdown linkage on a C6 transmission. My old C6 had it, my new C6 did not. I still have half of the linkage from my old C6, and I'm wondering If I need to run the kickdown linkage with my 400, if they even came with kick down linkage.
The linkage does what the name implies - kicks it down a gear with heavy throttle. You do not have to have that linkage, but you won't get the full-throttle downshift you'll want. The linkage was pretty standard and I have some if you want, but the carb has to have provisions for it. On an E'brock that's extra as they don't come that way unless requested.
Biggest reason I ask is because I still have the transmission side of the linkage from my old 300/C6 setup.
But that linkage runs to the passenger side of the trans, since the intake on a 300 is on the passenger side, and that's where the carburetor sat. I'm not even sure if the linkage I have would work with a 400.