I have had the original 289 with a 2100. Then a 4100, then a Holley, then some 351Cs with various short, tall, other, intakes and carbs and currently a 302 with a tunnel ram and dual Edelbrock 600s. In all that, the original bell crank and gas pedal has been used with many and varied home brew linkages. I consider it a fun challenge to get the next new thing hooked up and operational. With some 1/4" steel rod, some 1/4-20 or 1/4-28 dies, some 1/4 rod ends and lock nuts, various 1/4 bolts, socket head cap screws, washers and bushings you can make anything work.