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FE 2x4 carb linkage

January 7 2018 at 10:47 PM
Rory McNeil  (Login RMCJ428)
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I plan to buy a throttle linkage kit for my Tunnel Wedge, and I was wondering which is the correct version. According to Carls Ford Parts, there are different versions, depending if its a Low Riser or Medium Riser configuration. Anybody know what the differances would be between the 2? Interstingly enough, Tony D Branda parts only lists one kit, saying its suitable for both LR & MR setups. Can there really be multiple suppliers of this linkage?I could either use my BC/BD carbs, or 660 center squirters. Wondering what all you guys are using for linkage.

 
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Don
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my experience

January 8 2018, 3:10 AM 

About 25-30 years ago purchased my dual quad linkage from a rather rude individual in MI that sold Galaxy parts thru Hemmings. I recall there being multiple linkages including one suitable for '67 Shelbys. That linkage has worked very well for me running both Center Squirters and reissue original carbs.

 
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Royce
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There are at least 5 variations

January 8 2018, 4:27 AM 

If you are putting the engine in a Mustang / Cougar / Fairlane / Cyclone then you would want to use the version that came on the '66 - 67 Fairlane or '67 Shelby. The High Riser 8V linkage is longer because the carbs had secondary metering blocks. Galaxie linkage is different too.


Call Carl at Carl's Ford Parts. Tell him what you are doing. He will sell you the appropriate linkage.
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Jeff
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Re: my experience

January 8 2018, 4:31 AM 

There is no difference btw low and med, that is just the height of the runners where they meet the heads, no difference up on tip where the linkage goes.

Funny, about 3 days ago I was looking for something, and I found 2 complete sets of linkages, brand new, NOS, if NOS from someone like Brands counts. I plan on selling them, as the projects I bought them for are long gone. Let me know

I have the type for a 67 Shelby


    
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MeanGene
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I could use a set

January 8 2018, 7:47 AM 

If he passes, I could use a set, picked up a LR intake for my 57 Sedan Delivery
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Jeff
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Re: I could use a set

January 8 2018, 4:19 PM 

Are you referring to my post, and my 2 set's?

 
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MeanGene
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Yep

January 8 2018, 4:56 PM 

Let me know what you want for a set, and maybe a pic? How complete?
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Jeff
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Re: Yep

January 9 2018, 4:37 PM 

Send me an email: navigator7@fastmail.fm

and I'll fill you in

 
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Jeff
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Additional pieces

January 10 2018, 7:55 AM 

The reason for contacting me, I have additional pieces that do with a complete system, email for details

 
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6667fan
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Keep in mind the style of accelerator rod the vehicle has.

January 8 2018, 5:43 AM 

There are different linkage kits out there. Some without trunions, some with trunions w/o return spring groove. With your mad fabricating skills Rory it should not be a problem. JB
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Tony Fritz
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Carb Linkage

January 8 2018, 6:15 AM 

Rory, Yes there is more than one supplier for linkage for our 2x4 setups. I have used the "ebay" stuff and Carl's stuff and there is a noticeable difference in quality between the two. Carl's stuff is much better IMHO.

 
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SSdynosaur
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Tunnel Wedge 2x4 carb linkage

January 8 2018, 7:05 AM 

Since those manifolds were designed to improve performance on the 66/67 medium riser, Super Stock engines the appropriate linkage is the 66/67 Fairlane 2x4 linkage. The LR linkage will work but the primary difference is the method the return spring is applied along with, as others pointed out, the method of throttle rod attachment. The principal difference in the HR linkage is in the longer individual rods connecting to the carbs themselves; it uses the same bellcrank/pivot as the LR. Yes, there are significant variations in quality of the repop products; Carl's are close to OEM.

 
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Blair Patrick
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I think Carl's are the best also......n/m.

January 8 2018, 1:48 PM 

Blair Patrick

 
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Drew Pojedinec
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Re: I think Carl's are the best also......n/m.

January 8 2018, 2:39 PM 

I thought Carl's were from Blue Thunder? Or did he have his own made?

 
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427Kevin
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Also Total Performance

January 8 2018, 4:24 PM 

I found Carl's and Total Performance (John V) excellent sources for Ford Parts and in particular correct linkages.

 
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Carl
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2x4 linkage

January 9 2018, 5:41 AM 

We have been making linkages for all the multi carb
ford systems for 20 yrs . we sell to all
Of the above dealers
Made right here in the USA 🇺🇸

 
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Drew Pojedinec
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Re: 2x4 linkage

January 9 2018, 6:55 AM 

Very cool.
Appreciate your efforts to keep these alive.

 
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