Carb Linkage - How tight?


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Carb Linkage - How tight?

Postby Fulcrum » Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:55 am



So I put the carbs back together and the 1-3 carb throttle linkage is really tighy and not smoothly rotating, takes a bit of finger strength to open and close the butterflies from the linkage. Is this normal or is something out of wack?



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Re: Carb Linkage - How tight?

Postby SteveB123 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:27 am

I've missed my daily carb question!

Something is not right.
Are both carb pair linkages attached to the centre return linkage shaft?
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Re: Carb Linkage - How tight?

Postby RBGERSON » Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:30 am

It6 is not easy to rotate the linkage where attached to the bell housing spring..if it snaps back quickly it could be good to go..if not attached to the bell housing then it should move easily.
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Re: Carb Linkage - How tight?

Postby Fulcrum » Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:03 am

Well I believe I have found the problem. When I loosened up the synch screw and the throttle moved properly, snapping back when twisted. However, now I have another problem. To get the butterflies synched up I have to twist the screw in all the way and that binds the linkage and still does not come close to bing synched with the other carb.
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Re: Carb Linkage - How tight?

Postby Fulcrum » Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:11 am

I'll try and post some pics here in a bit but right now my phone isnt getting internet.

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Re: Carb Linkage - How tight?

Postby Fulcrum » Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:19 am

Here are some pics of the butterflies not being synched and me screwing in and out the synchronized screw. If I screw it in the butterflies get closer to synched, not perfect, but then the linkage gets tight and binds.
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Not sure why I added this one
Not sure why I added this one
Here the synch screw is out and everything moves properly but the butterflies are way off
Here the synch screw is out and everything moves properly but the butterflies are way off
This is the screw all the way in. Linkage is really tight now
This is the screw all the way in. Linkage is really tight now
With screw all the way in butterflies are close not not exact to each other
With screw all the way in butterflies are close not not exact to each other
Another pic of the screw out and linkage moving properly
Another pic of the screw out and linkage moving properly

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Re: Carb Linkage - How tight?

Postby SteveB123 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:58 pm

Fulcrum wrote:To get the butterflies synched up I have to twist the screw in all the way and that binds the linkage and still does not come close to bing synched with the other carb.


Are you ab-so-lutely freaking sure you have the washers on both sides of the linkage?

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Re: Carb Linkage - How tight?

Postby Fulcrum » Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:10 pm

First of all I would like to thank Steve and RBGERSON for their help. If you look at the third pic I believe I have it back together properly. Getting in between the washers took a couple of tries. I was hoping it would be something simple that I missed but I think I will have to bend the linkage fork to get the butterflies to line up and have smooth linkage movement. Really don't want to have to do that tho, but it could have already been bent and just needs some massaging.

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Re: Carb Linkage - How tight?

Postby SteveB123 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:20 pm

Try reinstalling the chrome cover/linkage garish...it also acts as an alignment device.
I'll see if I can get a get a look at mine tonight. Something in yours just doesn't look happy.
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Re: Carb Linkage - How tight?

Postby Fulcrum » Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:32 pm

Mine didn't come with one. :(

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Re: Carb Linkage - How tight?

Postby SteveB123 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:02 pm

Fulcrum wrote:Mine didn't come with one. :(


Never mind. I see they're bolted to the manifold.


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