Carb linkage question

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Carb linkage question

Postby H8D-62 » Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:06 pm

Hey guys just started working on my 62 comet. The little 1bbl autolite that was on it was thrashed. A friend of mine had one he gave to me, difference is it's a manual choke which is okay here in Ca. Barely need the choke anyways. Only hiccup I ran into is it looks like the accelerator linkage is different. Is there a different linkage I can put on where it all connects to the spacer under the carb or is the solution to just get a longer rod for between the carb linkage and accelerator linkage. Any help is appreciated. I've attached a picture to help show what I'm talking about.

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Re: Carb linkage question

Postby popscomet » Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:17 pm

COOL,a pic is worth a 1000 words,right now with the carb not hooked up ,is the gas pedal in the correct postion??,,,,,I don't see why you can't rig up a longer linkage ,it won't be much longer,,just make sure the gas pedal sits correct,,not to high,not to low.....pop
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Re: Carb linkage question

Postby lavron » Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:23 pm

I switched between Holleys and Autolites and didn't have to change the linkage, will the long horizontal rod not adjust short enough on the end to pull the arm up higher?

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Re: Carb linkage question

Postby H8D-62 » Tue Nov 08, 2016 1:18 pm

lavron wrote:I switched between Holleys and Autolites and didn't have to change the linkage, will the long horizontal rod not adjust short enough on the end to pull the arm up higher?

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I don't see any kind of an adjustment on the long horizontal rod. If that rod was shorter it could swing that bracket up and make it work.
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Re: Carb linkage question

Postby Comechero65 » Tue Nov 08, 2016 1:29 pm

Not as familiar with linkages on 6 cyl carbs but maybe this will help. It is listed for a 170/200 but also fits on v8 carb linkages.

https://www.npdlink.com/store/products/ ... 335-1.html

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Re: Carb linkage question

Postby lavron » Tue Nov 08, 2016 2:08 pm

H8D-62 wrote:I don't see any kind of an adjustment on the long horizontal rod. If that rod was shorter it could swing that bracket up and make it work.

Ok I have to admit I haven't had the stock linkage for years and mine is part of the OFFY triple setup and it has collars that slide on the shaft and lock down, I was trying to remember from years ago :roll:

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Re: Carb linkage question

Postby poboyjo65 » Tue Nov 08, 2016 2:59 pm

Can't you just cut it in the center & weld in a new piece of rod to make it longer?
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