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#1 edekalil

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 04:51 PM

Any suggestions as what I can use to substitute or replace this spring that holds the linkage together. I need a couple of them.

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 05:27 PM

What is this linkage?

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 05:50 PM

Take your spring to a well stocked Ace or equivalent hardware store.  Somewhere in there greasy drawers full of parts you will find a similarly sized spring of the same pounds per inch [just squeeze them] that you need.



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Posted 22 August 2017 - 06:19 PM

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What is this linkage?[/quote

Looks like its for carb linkage, corner pin holds the spring and washer

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 06:20 PM

Meant cotter pin

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 07:00 PM

Yep, carb linkage spring.

 

What's wrong with the ones pictured? You just need more?

 

 

Generic hardware store should have something similar. Can be hard to find in small towns.. Ace hardware usually has a good selection. I live in a city with around 5k people and there is a hidden gem of a hardware store that has all sorts of odd hardware.


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Posted 23 August 2017 - 05:05 AM

Yep, carb linkage spring.

 

What's wrong with the ones pictured? You just need more?

 

 

 

 

You need three hands to put it together. It's likely out on the lawn somewhere.


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Posted 23 August 2017 - 06:45 AM

What is this linkage?


Stock L16 carb setup.

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 06:49 AM

Yep, carb linkage spring.

What's wrong with the ones pictured? You just need more?


Generic hardware store should have something similar. Can be hard to find in small towns.. Ace hardware usually has a good selection. I live in a city with around 5k people and there is a hidden gem of a hardware store that has all sorts of odd hardware.

I need a couple of extras for the blue car (that's all apart) and the Goon when I get the other carb on. I know they exist in the garage at the building but after 20 years ago taking it apart it may take forever to locate it. And it will probably be right under my nose the whole time. I found some washers and cotter pins. The stuff in the oic is from the 70 510.

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 09:41 AM

If no ACE hardware around, try OSH or home depot, checked out OSH on line and tons of springs available, bring yours to get a feel of tension.