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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old Apr 12th, 15, 11:04 PM Thread Starter
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Qjet Throttle linkage

So I finally installed a 4 barrel carb onto my car. I bought a qjet which turns out was from an 80-85 chevy truck. So I think this carb is setup for a throttle cable but I currently do not have one. Without installing a throttle cable what is the best way to link up the throttle rod?

I tried using the lower hole pictured bellow but it binds at wot. I would like to connect my gas pedal rod to the stub thing I pointed out bellow.


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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old Apr 13th, 15, 12:46 AM
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Re: Qjet Throttle linkage

I just dealt with this exact same issue today. Your picture looks almost identical to what I was looking at earlier this afternoon! I was scratching my head about how to deal with this, and came up with a solution. It may or may not be acceptable to you.

What I did: I used a cut-off wheel on my angle grinder and removed the 'stub thing' off the arm of the carb. I sliced it off, then put the carb sideways in my workbench vice and used a punch to drive the remainder of the stub out. The result is a hole, same size as the lower one. The hole is a little bit larger than the stud on the camaro's original linkage, so I then used a small hard rubber washer as a makeshift bushing to take up the small amount of slop. It is now installed and works well. If you want I can get you some pics later.

The important thing here is that you ask me what kind of car I've got. "I've got a BITCHIN' CAMARO"
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old Apr 13th, 15, 07:23 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Joe! I get wgat you're saying and it's be cool to see some pictures.

Does anyone know what's the thread size of the throttle rod?

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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old Apr 13th, 15, 07:14 PM
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Thanks Joe! I get wgat you're saying and it's be cool to see some pictures.

Does anyone know what's the thread size of the throttle rod?
Has to be 1/4 or 5/16 fine thread ?

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Thanks Joe! I get wgat you're saying and it's be cool to see some pictures.

Does anyone know what's the thread size of the throttle rod?
1/4-28 I think.

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Thanks Joe! I get wgat you're saying and it's be cool to see some pictures.
Here ya go:










The important thing here is that you ask me what kind of car I've got. "I've got a BITCHIN' CAMARO"
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Re: Qjet Throttle linkage

You can purchase a new linkage rod from Summit Racing: http://www.summitracing.com/parts/aa...4170/overview/ or you can follow these instructions and make your own. https://www.camaros.net/forums/blog.php?b=153 The one you make looks better once completed. I used stainless steel brake line so it can be polished.
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Here ya go:


Thanks for the pictures.
What type of intake are you installing?

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Re: Qjet Throttle linkage

I have a question about this as well. The other day I was driving and then no pedal, luckily I was off the interstate and was near a parking lot. Some how the washer pulled out of the hole where it connects to the pedal part that comes through firewall. I just put a bigger washer then was good to go. My question relates to the accelerator pedal. It seem it lays pretty flat to the floor and doesn't seem to have a lot of room to push. If I take the other end of the rod and screw the little whatchamacallit, will that move my pedal out a little. I'm sure I've confused you. The "nut" thing on the rod itself looks like it can be turned and moved to different positions on the rod-talking about the cylinder shaped thing with the threaded hole. If I turn that in the direction closer to my carb, away from the firewall, will that give more pedal "room"?
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Thanks for the pictures.
What type of intake are you installing?
Its a Edelbrock performer #2101

I have the intake & valve covers loose because I'm in the middle of swapping in a new 268H cam

The important thing here is that you ask me what kind of car I've got. "I've got a BITCHIN' CAMARO"
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I have a question about this as well. The other day I was driving and then no pedal, luckily I was off the interstate and was near a parking lot. Some how the washer pulled out of the hole where it connects to the pedal part that comes through firewall. I just put a bigger washer then was good to go. My question relates to the accelerator pedal. It seem it lays pretty flat to the floor and doesn't seem to have a lot of room to push. If I take the other end of the rod and screw the little whatchamacallit, will that move my pedal out a little. I'm sure I've confused you. The "nut" thing on the rod itself looks like it can be turned and moved to different positions on the rod-talking about the cylinder shaped thing with the threaded hole. If I turn that in the direction closer to my carb, away from the firewall, will that give more pedal "room"?
Adjusting to shorten the rod between the carb and firewall joint will pull the pedal higher from the floor. Make sure you can get wide open throttle!

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Cool-thanks!
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