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    69Deville is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Throttle rod issue

    I've installed the edelbrock intake as well as a new Q-Jet however I the throttle rod seems to be short.

    This lead me to believe that I might have installed it in the wrong place. The other part I'm holding seems to give it enough of an extension to work but unfortunately I didn't take a picture and do not know how to put it back (if I even need to). Any ideas?

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    Re: Throttle rod issue

    Does anybody has a picture of that area, it would help A LOT? That is the only, and I mean only area I didn't take a picture of.

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    Re: Throttle rod issue

    If it were me, I would figure out how much too short it is, and remove the throttle rod and have it lengthened that amount. It could be cut in the center/middle area, and a piece welded in to bring it to the length it needs.
    The rod-end on the throttle rod could then be attached to the arm on the carb without that little bracket shown.

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    Re: Throttle rod issue

    You've raised the pivot point of the carb because of the new intake. Looks to me that there's some thread adjustment left at the end. You could also cut the rod in the middle of its length, thread the ends and get a threaded collar from a hardware store to get it precisly correct.

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    Re: Throttle rod issue

    Thats exactly what I did:



    Thanks guys for the input, and with that I was able to drive my car for the first time in 2 years. I really appreciate all the input from you guys here at the forum, this is my first older car so I'm getting use to the technology, with your help, which in my opinion is WAY superior what's out now. However I got to say it feels REAL good to drive her again!

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    Re: Throttle rod issue

    Good to hear that you have it back on the road

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    Re: Throttle rod issue

    Good that you got it up and running again !
    That other thing you wondered about in the first picture is the lever which is connected to the downshift switch (the end with the square hole in it) and then originally rests on the throttle rod plate.
    Regards from Stockholm, Sweden !

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    Re: Throttle rod issue

    Quote Originally Posted by Swedish DeVille Dude View Post
    Good that you got it up and running again !
    That other thing you wondered about in the first picture is the lever which is connected to the downshift switch (the end with the square hole in it) and then originally rests on the throttle rod plate.
    Regards from Stockholm, Sweden !
    THATS what it is! Have it now without the kickdown switch and it seems to run fine which is good because its 1 less thing to worry about. Thanks Swedish DeVille Dude!

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