Hello all. New member and new to classic cadillacs so I have some questions. Last year I got my hands on a resto-mod 63 coupe deville project and have been making good progress till now. I don't have any of the original throttle linkage/pedal assembly including the TV rod. Would not having the TV rod hooked up yet cause the transmission not to upshift? 

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Hi James,

     Albeit I am not an expert on transmissions, that TV rod should be hooked up to the linkage, especially when higher throttle is used.  Maybe Jason Edge would have the TV rod off of one of the parts cars?  Pretty sure it is a must with the Hydra-matic transmission.

Dennis DiBari, Cottekill, NY

Most of my experience is with small block chevys so I'm a bit out of my wheelhouse on this one but I'm enjoying learning new stuff. I have never been very good with transmissions in the first place so this hydra matic is completely unknown territory to me

I am not a Hydra-Matic expert but do know you need the TV Rod. I have them like new gold cadmium plated for $65 ($48.75 for Chapter Members) with the correct connectors at both ends to connect to transmission at bottom and carb throttle plate at top.  You can see them by Clicking Here
If interested in one of mine, or other parts, email me at jasonedge64@outlook.com

My problem is I have none of the original throttle assembly so I will have to fabricate something which won't be an issue. Is there anything vacuum controlled on the transmission? 

There is no vacuum to the 1963/64 Hydramatic. The Turbo Hydramatic introduced in 1964 on certain body styles had a vacuum modulator but not the HydraMatic.


     There should be a vacuum modulator on the side of the transmission.

Dennis DiBari

Not on the HydraMatic. 

I have a bracket that hooks up to Edelbrock carbs for the TV rod. Comes with the attaching hardware, you just drill 1 hole in the stock bracket.

50.00 plus shipping.   Please email me at russ@thecadishack.com 



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