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Old 07-07-2013, 10:52 PM   #1
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I have a 302 68 3 speed mustang I am getting running. It came with a brand new1406 edelbrock carb that hadn't been full hooked up. I am finding out the throttle rod that is stock for my car doesn't work. I am looking to buy whatever I need to hook up the stock mustang gas petal lever to the throttle on the carb. Anyone know what rod and all I need to buy? I am fine with just a plain and simple whatever works.
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Old 07-08-2013, 12:34 AM   #2
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I believe any Mr. Gasket or Holley has the adapter. I ended up cutting the end off my throttle rod, the small L at the end, and bought the adapter with a lock down screw. You slide it over the rod, and bolt it to the carb, then tighten the lock screw at the appropriate point on the rod...try this...
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/mrg-1512
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ooh thats a cheap fix bet I could find something similar around here today if this does work. I am going to try this http://www.fordmuscle.com/archives/2...kage/index.php
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I use the stock rod, with a modification that's free. Near the tip of the rod, drill a 1/16" hole. Install the rod in the hole provided in the Edelbrock lever, and slip on a small washer and a 1/16" cotter pin.
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:51 AM   #5
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I did the same as 2+2, might want to heat up the end with a torch though, I ended up toasting more than one bit, heated the rod end up, then it drilled right through.
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:57 AM   #6
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You could ditch the rod and go to a cable set up as well.
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Old 07-08-2013, 12:31 PM   #7
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JamesW hooked me up with a solution when I was trying to figure out the linkage on my '67.

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Using a 1/4" threaded rod with heim joints on each end connect the accelerator pedal to the carburetor. I used allen head screws with rubber washers and lock nuts to secure it in place. To pretty it up use a piece of brake line to slide over & camouflage the threaded rod. Taa-daa.

It looks great, is slicker than hell and butter smooth.

Total cost was about 10.00.


Yeah...Jordan linked to it

http://www.fordmuscle.com/archives/2...kage/index.php

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well I failed at that mission. As an average joe garage warrior and little tools, I ended up slaughtering trying to dye my own rod because no one in town sells fine threaded rods for the tips that needed to go on there. Long story short I am back to needing to order one. I will modify my existing rod to work for now, but I need a new one, mine looks horrible and needs replaced.
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Order some rod, lots of places can deliver it. Mcmaster.com is a good one.
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