Originally Posted by Sid
I need a working Delco kickdown switch for a 67 Cutlass that was for a Jetaway Trans that was mounted up by the Firewall and trans linkage.
I know just what you're talking about. TripDeuces is right. It's not a kickdown cable. It's an electric switch that is part of the throttle linkage. I looked all over, and these are not made new by anybody.
I needed one about two weeks ago for my '67 Delta 88. There were two versions of it, a square one made by Littlefuse and a round one made by Delco. Either one will work. Both have the same mounting holes, throttle linkage components, and electrical pin connectors. There were just two different suppliers back in the day.
The same switch was used on ALL '67 Oldsmobiles with automatic transmissions except for the Toronado. Doesn't matter if the car had the 2-speed Jetaway or 3-speed THD. I think this same switch was also used on '66 and '65 Oldsmobiles as well. '68 and later was altogether different.
Here's two photos of it:
The car will not move without this switch, because, as you note, this is an integral part of the throttle linkage.
I bought an NOS piece for $95 from www.nospartsfromthepast.com
. The fellow that runs the site was VERY helpful and responded and shipped quickly. Yes, the price was a bit high, but if you need one of these, you need one. And this piece was not taken off another car. It was new in the 1967 box. What you see in the photos is the actual piece I received.
He had TWO of these at the time I contacted him, and I'll bet he still has the other one.