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I have a 68 cougar and cannot get full throttle out of my carb linkage.

I have dual fours on a tunnel ram. The carbs are 450 holleys set up in-line (same as a normal carb, they are not mounted sideways) I want to know the proper way to get the throw on the linkage right. Can I use a cable like newer cars? If so how would I make that work with the stock pedal which is a mechanical design?
 

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What's the problem with the mechanical linkage?It should have a threaded shaft that you can adjust?..You can run a newer cable set up off of a 69 and up car if you swap the pedal.
 

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The problem with the mechanical linkage is that it doesnt have enough throw. It will not open the carbs up to full throttle.

I have never attempted a pedal switch. Should I order a set up from a catlouge or try and piece one together from the bone yard. Would a 69 mustang set up go in easiest?
 

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I'd install the Lokar 'made for mustang' setup. It's not cheap but I yanked out my '70 setup and installed their's and have been really happy with it. Fully adjustable with as much pull as you need. No, I don't work for them LOL!!!
 

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Blue, I havent tried to bend it, because I cant imagine how that would cause it to get more throw. It would start and stop at a different point, but should travel the same distance.
 

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70, thanks for the advice, is Summit the best place to get that, or should I just call lokar directly?
 

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Bending the pedal up a little will allow you to press the pedal down furthur before the pedal hits the floor. It sound silly but I have done this a few times and it has worked out fine.
 

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If this uses a bellcrank arrangement at the base of the ram, you just need to fab a replacement bellcrank with longer arms. I'm running my stock pedal on a Funnelweb, which is 7 1/2" tall. I just made my own guide and bent up the appropriate shape out of 1/4" rod. A rod end and some engineering and it's all fine.
 
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