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350 turbo hydramatic question.

 
reelworld72 reelworld72
New User | Posts: 27 | Joined: 01/10
Posted: 07/25/14
04:36 AM

I have a 72 Lemans sport with original 350 2v the only cable connected to the carb is the throttle cable. There are 2 cables hooked to the gas pedal one is the throttle cable and the other connects to the transmission. There is no switch under or even near the gas pedal. The transmission shifts into passing gear when I push the pedal 3/4 or more to the floor, just as it should. What I don't understand is that everything I have read or been told is that a 350 turbo hydrmatic tranny ALWAYS has a decent cable attached to the carb linkage. Not mine and it is definitely a 350 th and it is completely original 1 owner(before me) car. It is also absolutely a 350 th and not a 400th. Can someone explain?  

idrivejunk idrivejunk
Addict | Posts: 5168 | Joined: 12/09
Posted: 07/25/14
03:48 PM

I had a '72 Cutlass Supreme made that way. The detent cable is just shorter and attaches to the gas pedal rather than the carb linkage. Its the original setup on a 1972 B-O-P TH350, it seems. The adjustment is different, in that you squeeze (hard, like with pliers) the black plastic stop at the gas pedal end. Slide that uo the cable then floor it once and its adjusted. But as you say, it works great as-is. I always liked the way my 72 downshifted just right, and never changed a thing. If you need other info I think I have an Olds manual that covers the setup.  
idrivejunk

reelworld72 reelworld72
New User | Posts: 27 | Joined: 01/10
Posted: 07/26/14
06:47 PM

Thanks, you described what I saw at the pedal exactly.  Thanks for explaining how to adjust cable for future reference.  

reelworld72 reelworld72
New User | Posts: 27 | Joined: 01/10
Posted: 07/26/14
06:47 PM

Thanks, you described what I saw at the pedal exactly.  Thanks for explaining how to adjust cable for future reference.  

reelworld72 reelworld72
New User | Posts: 27 | Joined: 01/10
Posted: 07/26/14
06:48 PM

Thanks, you described what I saw at the pedal exactly.  Thanks for explaining how to adjust cable for future reference.  

reelworld72 reelworld72
New User | Posts: 27 | Joined: 01/10
Posted: 07/26/14
06:48 PM

Thanks, you described what I saw at the pedal exactly.  Thanks for explaining how to adjust cable for future reference.  

reelworld72 reelworld72
New User | Posts: 27 | Joined: 01/10
Posted: 07/26/14
06:51 PM

sorry for hitting the enter button so many times