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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old Aug 18th, 02, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
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Does anyone know where I could find spherical rod ends? Im going to make a throttle linkage for my car.
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old Aug 18th, 02, 04:58 PM
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We have a local bearing manufacturer that carries all sorts of stuff like that including the rod ends. You might check to see if you have something like that in your area. You can also order them thru Jegs or Summitt racing...

You might also try http://www.lokar.com/throttlec_kick.html as they have some pretty cool stuff...

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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old Aug 18th, 02, 05:42 PM
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I went to a local boat supply shop. They had some small enough ones that I used to make my linkage. A couple bucks apiece.
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old Aug 18th, 02, 06:40 PM
 
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McMaster-Carr supply. http://www.mcmaster.com

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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old Aug 18th, 02, 07:47 PM
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is there a circle track supplier in your area? they have all sorts of neat stuff at those places.

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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old Aug 19th, 02, 01:18 AM
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I also did my own clutch linkage with spherical rod ends from Mc Master. It really improves the pedal feel. Now I'm thinking about doing the same to the Hurst shifter linkage, have any of you done this before? I wish I had a spare set of shifter linkage rods to start this, but I'm afraid to spoil the ones actually in the car.

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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old Aug 19th, 02, 07:32 AM
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Chopper,

On the McMaster website listed above you can find many different types of rod ends.

I too made my own. On the firewall arm I used a standard spherical rod end. On the carb side a quick change removable type was used. On the carb linkage a ball stud is bolted on, and on the throttle rod the end has a sliding sleeve with a return spring. It can be R&R'd in seconds.

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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old Aug 19th, 02, 09:09 AM
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do you guy's remember what part numbers you used from McMaster?
Did you use female or male ends?
And what size rod?
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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old Aug 19th, 02, 10:04 AM
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Go to the McMaster Carr website and search for "Slimline Ball Joint Linkages"

Carb: Quick Disconnect 1/4"-28 6058K32

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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old Aug 20th, 02, 01:45 AM
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Bruce, if the part no. you are looking for are for the clutch linkage. Check this http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homep...ch_linkage.htm from David's web page.

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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old Aug 20th, 02, 03:34 AM
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Thanks for the help.
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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old Sep 5th, 02, 11:37 AM
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Hey Carl, did you use the same quick release for the carb end and the firewall linkage? What rod did you use to connect the two ends?



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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old Sep 5th, 02, 11:53 AM
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I used the quick connect on the carb side only.

A simple piece of 1/4" rod from Home Depot will work fine. Bend, cut, and die the threads on as necessary.

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