Q: Throttle Cable Bracket Replacement
I am changing out the intake manifold and the carb on my 1968 bird and it seems that the throttle bracket would have to be replaced. The intake is an Edlebrock Performer and the carb is an Edlebrock 600 cfm non egr carb… the stock carb is a 2bbl. i wanted to know if anyone has fit one of these carbs on their bird, and what kind of throttle bracket they used. The stock bracket seems to short.
A: I just did the exact same thing. I installed the Edelbrock Pontiac Performer and the Edelbrock 600cfm carb. I did not have the old original throttle bracket to begin with; just some old homemade bracket that was used on the Holley carb previously on there. The Holley throttle linkage sat much lower and I could not reuse the “homemade” bracket with the new Edelbrock carb.
What Edelbrock tech support says to do (after I was on hold for 15 minutes) is not quite the right thing to do. They say you need to purchase their Throttle Bracket–Pontiac (’68-’71) P/N #8015 . When you order this and get this, it has instructions telling you how to modify your old original throttle bracket!! Drill here, bend here….NONSENSE! It looks funny AND I did not have one. Besides, the original throttle bracket goes for $75 at Ames! I could NOT BELIEVE that they did not have a universal throttle bracket solution to their own manifold/carb combination!!!
The answer is to order a Lokar (brand) steel braided 24″ throttle cable and throttle cable bracket (sold seperately). It goes in nice and easy and looks ever so sweet! The Lokar throttle bracket comes with dual throttle return springs. All of it is stainless steel. I found it locally but I believe that Summit Racing sells the same thing.
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