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Old 04-24-2017, 08:12 PM
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Default Throttle linkage ideas.

Guys, I am looking for an alternative to the factory throttle linkage on my 58.

If any of ya'll have changed your linkage/pedal arrangement I'd be very happy to see what you did.

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Old 04-25-2017, 04:51 PM
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Cable type?
(all snagged from the web)



This one goes frontwards then backward then frontwards then.....
(pic is too big so here's a link)
http://cdn.speednik.com/files/2014/10/quadfinal02.jpg

Looks like another cable type but not very clear.


Not sure how that one little bracket off the carb stud would hold up. Maybe if it bent 90 deg at the bottom and back to the OEM throttle linkage hole on the manifold but then again I bet you don't have the OEM manifold either. Think that's a Lokar system.


"Only" $239 from Summit.
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/wnd-7167wnd


Yep - that should be fun to figure out......
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I have a cable-type gas pedal from Lokar in my car. If you go this route, be sure to mount it low enough towards the floorpan so it doesn't "bottom out" on the vertical firewall and thus restrict the full opening of your carburetor's butterfly valves.
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Old 04-26-2017, 03:06 PM
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I have a cable-type gas pedal from Lokar in my car. If you go this route, be sure to mount it low enough towards the floorpan so it doesn't "bottom out" on the vertical firewall and thus restrict the full opening of your carburetor's butterfly valves.
Yeah, I've settled on going with a Lokar through floor mount pedal, and cable.

Thanks for helping out.

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Cable type?

"Only" $239 from Summit.
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/wnd-7167wnd


Yep - that should be fun to figure out......
Yes, it was fun to figure out....

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Dude - one more awesome picture like that I'm gonna have to take a cold shower.
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A bird with a blower.... you need to post up some photos of the hood opening once you have it in place.
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X2 on the hood opening.

Looks like it will come through and delete the signature Thunderbird hood scoop.

Would be cool (but a lot of work) to re-create the scoop in the top of the blower - but then again - with that blower - who needs a scoop.
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X2 on the hood opening.

Looks like it will come through and delete the signature Thunderbird hood scoop.

Would be cool (but a lot of work) to re-create the scoop in the top of the blower - but then again - with that blower - who needs a scoop.
Yeah, I'm thinking it will be a challenge to do.

Took a better photo this weekend. Made a new set of wires, installed the tall covers and fired her up.

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