Solex linkage modification...why?

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Solex linkage modification...why?

Post by raylim » Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:41 pm

Could you tell me why would someone cut and extend the throttle linkage for the 44 Solex set-up?
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Re: Solex linkage modification...why?

Post by Gregs672000 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:38 am

No idea...
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Re: Solex linkage modification...why?

Post by Solex68 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:41 am

They wanted a different throw ratio or broke the throttle drum somehow?
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Re: Solex linkage modification...why?

Post by raylim » Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:46 pm

This mod made it either at idle or at WOT....
Now we’re looking for that linkage or else a crummy looking weld job is in the works.
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Re: Solex linkage modification...why?

Post by spl310 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:46 pm

My guess is that the pedal twisted on the cross shaft, and they didn't realize it, so this was the solution to get a full throttle opening.
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Re: Solex linkage modification...why?

Post by fj20spl311 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:19 pm

spl310 wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:46 pm
My guess is that the pedal twisted on the cross shaft, and they didn't realize it, so this was the solution to get a full throttle opening.
This is me idea of the cause also. The pedal has a slot cut into the arm that wears and the shaft also wears so you don't get full throttle.
If you pull up on your gas pedal and to moves in relation to the shaft.....BINGO
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Re: Solex linkage modification...why?

Post by spl310 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:49 pm

fj20spl311 wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:19 pm
spl310 wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:46 pm
My guess is that the pedal twisted on the cross shaft, and they didn't realize it, so this was the solution to get a full throttle opening.
This is me idea of the cause also. The pedal has a slot cut into the arm that wears and the shaft also wears so you don't get full throttle.
If you pull up on your gas pedal and to moves in relation to the shaft.....BINGO
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Re: Solex linkage modification...why?

Post by raylim » Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:29 am

Thank you, folks.
Now onto the search for the linkage!
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