Throttle coupling replacement

#1
Any advice welcome on this one. Drove my car over the weekend for a short journey to test it before a longer drive over the weekend and to cut a long story short, the nylon throttle coupling broke (accelerator pedal link to carburetters) and I managed to rig something up in order for me to drive it back home. (less than a mile) I ordered a replacement coupling which arrived and I went to fit this, but not able to access this due to lack of access due to the carburetter adaptor and tie bar being in the way. I managed to get the coupling in place but I am unable to insert the split pin to secure the shaft connecting to the accelerator pedal.

The manual suggests keeping the carburetter (twin) attached to the inlet manifold and to remove as one unit. Has anyone else had to replace this coupling?
Is there another way?
Is it not possible to just remove the carburetter away from the inlet manifold?
Thanking anyone in advance.
Regards,
Dave
 
#3
If this:

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Is the part you mean you should be able to fit it after removing the air cleaner assembly.
Yes this is it. I removed the air cleaner which allows a small amount of access, but not enough. My fingers need to be 12 inches longer. It's as if I have to remove the link plate for the carburetters or even the tie bar above. I managed to get the coupling on, but not able to fit the split pins and of course without these in place, it won't be long before it breaks. Too dark now to do anything, but will take another look tomorrow afternoon.
Thanks for your swift response. Very much appreciated.
 

GRTV8

Well-Known Member
#5
Did mine about 8mths ago.
Used a little aggression and pushed the two rods apart, got the knuckle in Ok and just wriggled and jiggled the pins in place.
Was on a V8 though.
I keep a spare in the glove box , as after 50 years of use I dont want to be stranded again.
 
#6
Did mine about 8mths ago.
Used a little aggression and pushed the two rods apart, got the knuckle in Ok and just wriggled and jiggled the pins in place.
Was on a V8 though.
I keep a spare in the glove box , as after 50 years of use I dont want to be stranded again.
I was struggling last night and tried pushing one of the pins which was not totally aligned correctly which then folded in on itself so a trip to get a few more pins from Alfix fasteners this morning with another crack at this later. Oh the joys!
 
#10
Haha -I got caught with that too. I used a common garden variety panel pin, bent to stay put after driven home with a 5kg mallet.
Lucky for me, I was less than a mile from home so managed to gerry rig it in order to get back. Try and do that on a car will ECU's all over the place. You can't beat mechanical things.
 
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