1. 85GPLef41

    85GPLef41 Royal Smart Person

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    Hello, Im a newbie i own a 1985 GP LE and i just pulled the old 305 for a targetmaster 350 with 30,000 miles on it and i am running into some issues which i hope you guys can help me with. I put on a performer intake with a 1405 carb and im having issues with the tv cable and throttle linkage. Should i buy one of the universal throttle bracket? Can i use the factory bracket?
    Thank you in advance for any input

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  2. BrownGP83

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    What trans do you have?
     
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    Get a different bracket from jegs or summit. They are designed to adapt the TV cable to Edelbrock carbs to keep proper line pressure in the trans.
     
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    Thanks i will call them for a part number so i can order it. Will the lock up converter work if i disconnect the the carb and distributor and use a vacuum advance distributor? Most of the wiring harness still is intact or should i get a lock up kit? What are you running? thanks a bunch
     
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    The lockup converter should still work, but i am not positive. I have a lockup kit on my 200-4R but i eliminated my ECM. I am running a complete TV cable kit from Bowtie Overdrives. At the time i put my 200-4R in the simple brackets from jegs were not available so i spent $200on the complete kit to make my TV work with my Holley carb.
     
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    Cool thanks do you think the trans would survive behind the 350? The 350 has Edelbrock carb and intake, Hooker headers with a 2.5in dual exhaust sytem .My car also has a rearend out of a 86 Monte SS with 3.73 gears. The engine as far as i know is a stock targetmaster crate engine so i dont know what cam it has nor the compression. the trans is out of 84 Oldsmobile Delta 88 and i just want it to last till i can get it rebuilt.
     
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    do i need a cable geometry corrector?
     
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    Yes get the cable geometry correcter. It should hold up behind your 350 as long as its not abused. Change your filter and make sure everything looks ok. My 200-4R is mildly built with a good shift kit and it survives behind a stout 383 that i run hard. I also have a 3.73 geared rear out of a MC SS that has held up so far, but i dont run slicks or go to thedrag strip.
     
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    Thanks for the information i will see how it works out as soon as my parts come in. 8) i just finished taking out the a/c system and fabricating my a/c delete plate out of a aluminum sign i " found" lol :D Is the rearend built or stock?
     
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