TomoHawk

Metal Throttle linkage Ball Joints?

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    The L28  plastic OE joints look like they might dry out and crack one day, so could you replace them with metal ones?

    Also, can you get new swivels for the firewall ?

     

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    Besides a big screwdriver, is there a proper tool for disconnecting those ball-ends?  the joing looks like a balljoint, so I suppose the tool looks like a wedged-fork.

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     I took off the link from the torsion rod to the throttle, and I noticed it doesn't have threads!  Is that correct?  it is just a fixed-length rod that pushes down on the throttle arm, which has its own return spring, so I'd say it doesn't need to be threaded, but I wanted to make it longer to help with the throttle sticking partly open.

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    Some of the others may have some threads. See belowIMG_6115.JPG


    72 body and block, everything else 71, Tokico springs, Illumina, R180 CLSD, 83 close ratio, 3.90 gears, Ztherapy SUs, BRE 15X7 Libre wheels and BRE front spoiler.

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    14 minutes ago, 7tooZ said:

    Some of the others may have some threads.

    That's correct, but I didn't think they would sell for $30-40 on eBay.

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    I have some misc ones. What length are you looking for?


    72 body and block, everything else 71, Tokico springs, Illumina, R180 CLSD, 83 close ratio, 3.90 gears, Ztherapy SUs, BRE 15X7 Libre wheels and BRE front spoiler.

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    https://midwestcontrol.com/shop/DMCBH-5?search=Ball joint M5

    They have several styles and they fit on the stock 8mm ball ends. I've used them to create custom throttle solutions for triples and cable throttle replacements for SU's and triples.

    Unfortunately they don't have anything with M4 threads like the originals, so you have to buy M5 threaded rod and make up completely new rods. You could fill the M5 threads in these ball ends with epoxy and re-drill and tap to M4 I suppose if you just HAD to use the stock rods.

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    I'm just feeling some concern about the plastic balljoints;  plastic ages and gets brittle, and the old Japanese plastic used on the Zed is a good example of that.  Fortunately, you only need gentle pressure to operate the throttle, so I would collect the parts as you get the money, and switch them as you go.

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