Throttle Linkage Change with Headers?

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Throttle Linkage Change with Headers?

Post #1 by 65_Stang_170 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:18 am

When converting from exhaust manifold to headers, does the stock throttle linkage need to be upgraded? The stock linkage connects by spring to the exhaust manifold as shown in the picture below (not my setup). Thanks!
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Re: Throttle Linkage Change with Headers?

Post #2 by 65_Stang_170 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:07 pm

Thoughts? Will the stock linkage still work?
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Re: Throttle Linkage Change with Headers?

Post #3 by bubba22349 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:31 pm

Should be able to work with a little modding by bending :thumbup: :nod:
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Re: Throttle Linkage Change with Headers?

Post #4 by ludwig » Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:36 pm

Heat and bend the long arm over the intake manifold down about 30* more or less. The end should be parallel to the log.
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Re: Throttle Linkage Change with Headers?

Post #5 by dullboy_27 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:25 pm

I'm have the same issue. I just installed headers and the linkage rubs up agains them. I thought about bending the linkage but I think I'm going to convert to a cable.

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Re: Throttle Linkage Change with Headers?

Post #6 by 65_Stang_170 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:54 am

Thanks all!
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