When a customer’s car comes into the Good Parts shop for a tune-up, one of the first things we check is the car’s ability to achieve full throttle. On most cars the accelerator pedal reaches the floor before the carburetors achieve full throttle. This is largely due to excessive play created by wear of the accelerator linkage components.
Good Parts’ improved linkage assembly uses bronze bushings, new ball joints and an adjustable stop to eliminate play and provide smooth accelerator operation. The assembly lever and mounting bracket are stainless steel to prevent corrosion. The linkage set comes fully assembled and ready to bolt on.
In 1973 Triumph added an extra return spring on the horizontal linkage rod and changed to a lighter return spring on the lever at the firewall. The addition of the spring caused more friction and wear of the linkage. Our linkage assembly is made like the early version without the extra spring. On 1973 and later cars, if you find the pedal return pressure to be too light you can change to the stronger early return spring at the firewall.
For optimum accelerator function Good Parts recommends installing our Accelerator Shaft Bushing Kit (SKU 2651).