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Hi guys, I'm new at this Forum thing, but I've been reading for a while and you guys are great. Ok so here's my problem. My 289 came with a 2bbl holley carb, I converted to a 4bbl, the Edel. 600 CFM, and also got the Edelbrock performer intake manifold. The problem is that this new carb is like twice as wide as the old one, and now my throttle linkage (rod not cable) does not work. This is because the rod was made to go straight from the gas pedal link, to the side of the carb, but now if I put it on there it is very crooked and scrapes the side of the carb. Any ideas? This might be a stupid question, but I'm a young one (19), so I lack the wisdom of years... Any help would be appreciated...
 

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I just installed a Edelbrock 1406 carb & 2121 intake on my 67 C code. I was able to use the stock linkage. I just adjusted the length of the throttle rod and attached it to the carb using a "locking pushon nut thingy" I don't know what it's called but it was only $.08 at Ace hardware and added a new throttle spring. It works and looks great.
 

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I think he mentions that it's a linkage, and not a cable.

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I cut the end off of my linkage, threaded it for 10/24 thread and put a spherical end on it, looks trick and works great!

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When I added the Edelbrock 600 cfm 4v and performer rpm manifold to my 302, I had to remove the stock setup from pedal to the linkage part of the edelbrock and go with a Lokbar brand set up. I nice stainless steel aftermarket setup which is a cable which attaches to the gas pedal and then a few pieces to attach the cable to to the carb. There was also a piece to attach to one of the carb mounting studs which went out at a 90 degree angle, on the driver's side, which helped hold the new cable in place. I bought a simple chrome bracket which mounted to the intake, to use as an attachment point for the dual throttle return springs which came with the lokbar setup. Works great and looks good. The edelbrock adapter bracket for the small block accel. cable is garbage, no way it allowed me to use the stock cable. I heard similar reports from others.

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I have essentially the same set-up as you and also use a rod to connect to the carb. Does your rod have a zig-zag in it, like this?

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If not, add a "jog" in your linkage, or find one in a junkyard car. The "jog" is about 1/2" wide.

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Mine worked as is, with the very same configuration. the only thing I had to mess with was a place to mount the new throttle spring. So i jeri rigged (read cut off some metal) on a mr. gasket universal kit. If anyone's got a suggestion, lemme know /forums/images/icons/smile.gif. The bracket bolts on the rear drivers carb stud.

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I used exactly the same setup but my linkage rod had a "dogleg" in it so it fit perfectly but I did drill a hole in the rod where it attaches to the 1406 so I could use a tiny cotter pin instead of that spring clip retainer.
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