ok here it goes. im getting ready to put the TH400 in the CJ with novak dana300 adapter w dana 44 rear i snagged in VA. my issue is what are you guys running as in kickdown. found lokar kickdown that mounts in the same place i would mount the shifter to Trans oil pan. im running stock intake and stock carb 304. i know search feature ive been at this for months looking this up please any help would be great check out my build in the link for this to see what im talking about. thanks for the help guys
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I'm running a th 400 out of a commando and its electric. I don't even have it hooked up. It will kick down without it
I've heard it's hard on the transmission that way. No personal knowledge, just what I have read in my TH400 research.
Mine originally wasn't working due to a burned up wire hitting the exhaust. It made a big difference once it was working properly. It would kick down without it hooked up, but is night and day with it actually working.
78 CJ7.. 258.. TH400/Dana18.. SOA/stock YJ springs.. 35" General Grabbers.. Waggy 44s.. 4.88 gears...Spartan/Lockright...Fiberglass front to rear
I haven't been too concerned with it. It's a very rare occasion that I ask mine to kick down. It sees very little highway and no interstate driving but I reckon that's a perk of living in the country, you don't usually have to hit a highway to get where you're going.
08 WK bone stock
00 WJ daily driver
99 TJ mostly stock 97 TJ cheap jeep
81 CJ7 very little stock
60 CJ5 tore down
I don't have a clue why they say it mounts to the tranny pan, maybe so it's out of sight. The Locar still needs hooked up the the carb , to activate the kick down. And needs 12 volts postive to operate.
The only thing that gets hooked to the tranny is 1 wire. 12 volts + from whatever kickdown you use.
1957 WILLYS pickup,
1973 J 4000,
1978 CJ7 DD.
1979 CJ7 360, TH400/Quadratrac.
1980 CJ5 trail Jeep.
1989 YJ the CJ to YJ.
Here's how it will look in the mount. Its a pretty straight forward procedure. Then all you do is run a wire to a 12volt switched source then run a wire to the kickdown solenoid. Adjust the bracket to what throttle percentage you want tge kickdown to come in at. I usually do it a lil less than 3\4.