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autolite manual

Post #1 by BetsyBabe64 » Mon Apr 20, 2009 3:02 pm

I put my one barrel carb back on and hooked up everything except this freaking spring. I can't figure out where the heck it goes. Whats most upsetting is how no internet search can provide me with even a picture of what im looking for, let alone a few words pertaining to my question, which is where the heck does this spring hook to ? Google is a waste.

If anyone has any pictures of their one barrel autolite, and how the choke is connected, and where this spring goes, i'd love to see those pictures, thank you.

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Post #2 by ludwig » Mon Apr 20, 2009 3:57 pm

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The only spring you can see is the throttle linkage return spring and that goes from the linkage at the carb to a hole in the exhaust flange directly below it. I have an aftermarket spring here. The original is a blue/black one of relatively fine wire, about 1" in diameter.

Or was it another spring?
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Post #3 by BetsyBabe64 » Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:53 pm

that's the spring im talking about, but unfortunately i can't use your picture for a diagram. Your headers are really different when compared to the stock exhaust manifold.
Your throttle linkage is totally different from mine also.

My autolite also looks different in some ways. I have a manual choke, and i don't have any kind of smog control unit either. I have a 170 cubic inch, my car is a 1964.

Thanks anyway though.

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Post #4 by aribert » Tue Apr 21, 2009 6:52 am

Are you asking abut the throttle return spring, about 6 or 7 inches overall length? If so, the forward end hooks onto the forward end of the intake log and the rear end of the spring hooks into the hole on the downward leg of the belcrank on the carb spacer.
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Post #5 by BetsyBabe64 » Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:47 pm

i think i understand what you are telling me. i wont feel right until i see a pic though, who knows what i'm doing. i wish i had a camera right now.

thanks for the help guys !

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Post #6 by aribert » Wed Apr 22, 2009 5:09 pm

I went rooting thru the jpgs that I had on my memory stick. FIrst one is of my newly installed Weber 32-36 DGV. Ignore my 2-bbl carb and custom adapter - the throttle linkage pivot is in the same generic location as on your vehicle. Unfortunately the very front of the spring (where it hooks onto the forward end of the intake log (spring hooks right onto the casting - tip of curved spring leg faces the metal plug on the end of the log)) is hidden by the rad hose. The photo was intended to document my carb installation and not the spring installation.
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Second pic is of the same 2-bbl carb set up, side view showing the other end of the spring. THe throttle linkage bellcrank is from a 65. I did drill a 2nd spring mounting hole to get a little bit more tension on the spring - that is why you will see two holes on the end of the bellcrank where yours most likely only has one hole on the end of the linkage.
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FInally, my prior Autolite 1100 carb with the 65 adapter but using my '61 linkage (note very similar to the '65).
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Post #7 by BetsyBabe64 » Mon Apr 27, 2009 3:04 pm

I know im not helping any by not providing pictures, but my camera is broken :(

Thank You everyone who is posting pics and trying to help me. The truth is, i really can't take anything from these pics, i'm stick trying to figure out where to hook the spring. People have been telling me that i can search for autolite manuals on the net, and read them for free, bu i have yet to encounter a website that caters to autolite carbs in detail. Does anyone know of a site like this ?

Is it possible im missing a piece or something ? Does anyone here have their original set up still ?

Thank you guys.

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Post #8 by Mercury Mike » Mon Apr 27, 2009 3:18 pm

If it's a '64 then it's gonna hook straight forward toward the front of the intake log. I believe your throttle pulls back, towards the firewall, right?
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Post #9 by BetsyBabe64 » Mon Apr 27, 2009 3:32 pm

yup.

Yeah i pull this spring out towards the front of the log and i'm like "ok now what"

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Re: autolite manual

Post #10 by cr_bobcat » Wed Sep 24, 2014 2:12 pm

Ignore the other junk going on, but here is the "bracket" I used to temporarily anchor the spring.

http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/cr_bo ... .html?o=39

Specifically you're looking at the piece of angle steel I bent and mounted to a head bolt. I'm sure that there are more elegant methods, but this has been there for probably 20 yrs...
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Re: autolite manual

Post #11 by cr_bobcat » Wed Sep 24, 2014 2:17 pm

Disregard that last post. I thought I was posting on another thread :?
Block: Stock C8 Block/pistons, C9-M head, 1.75/1.5 valves, dual spring, 1.65 RAU Rockers, port divider, direct mount Holley 4412-500, HEI w/20* advance, manifold vac, dual-out Arvinode exhaust, Clay Smith 264/274 110* installed w/ 4* advance, adjustable dual chain timing, C4 w/ shift kit, 3.20 (TBC) rear ratio, 9.44 SCR / 7.97 DCR

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