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Carburetor linkage bushes?

Discussion in 'Fuel System & Electrics' started by Ian and Shelley, Oct 12, 2019.

  1. Ian and Shelley

    Ian and Shelley Active Member

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    Hello...

    It appears, The carburetor linkage shaft is sitting too far to the left....the drivers side carburetor connecting arm is rubbing against the RHS choke..

    The drivers side linkage shaft has a bush / plastic cap on a compressed spring..

    The passenger side has just a metal dome which sits directly onto the ball type thingy..

    Am I missing a bush or attachment on the passenger side which if installed will then move the whole mechanism to the right and so clear the choke?

    Or should I Grab a good sized knock-trometer and give LHS bracket a little bending ?

    ThAnks.

    ThAnks Ian
     
  2. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Hi Ian,
    Should look like this on both sides P1110603.JPG
    So simply bend both ends to move it away away from the RHS choke. May be some adjustment in the base plate. Subtle first...knockometer later;).
    Cheers
     
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  3. Ian and Shelley

    Ian and Shelley Active Member

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    Thanks again a David H ...

    Your keeping my bus on the road....:)
     
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  4. Ian and Shelley

    Ian and Shelley Active Member

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    Hi Again....

    I have adjusted LHS with a bend or two but the amount of Bending required to have crossbar sit correctly seems excessive...

    I have these two crossbar brackets LHS and RHD as shown are different....should they be the same?
    Have I correct brackets before I bend and bodge them further ?
     

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  5. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Is there any bushing inside the tube that has collapsed?
     
  6. Ian and Shelley

    Ian and Shelley Active Member

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    There is one bush on the right hand side...but nothing on the LHS..

    The RHS will happily compres on spring to the correct location

    RHS bush as photo
     

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  7. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    What engine are you running...?
    My stock 2ltr crossbar runs on two similar looking brackets....as pictured by DH
    I wouldn’t be bending anything until I know the components are correct.....
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  8. Ian and Shelley

    Ian and Shelley Active Member

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    It's an 1800.
    I agree am not certain I have correct brackets....any 1800 out there with matching or non matching brackets?

    The Brackets are pretty sturdy and don't seem.to bend easily
     
  9. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Does the rh one in your pic. have a tear line at the base? ie could the lower section have broken off previously....?
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  10. Ian and Shelley

    Ian and Shelley Active Member

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    Nothing, no sign of damage or.missing parts...and both very sturdy, cannot see they would bend out of shape through normal use.
     
  11. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Disregard that .....on closer look at the pic., those brackets are very different......
    Sorry, can’t help with an 1800 build....
    Good luck,
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  12. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Worthwhile grabbing a model specific workshop manual......helps out in times like these.
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  13. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Agree.....those brackets just provide a pivot support for the linkage.......never heard of one being distorted through normal use....
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  14. Ian and Shelley

    Ian and Shelley Active Member

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  15. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    If the cross bar is sitting too far to the left and there is no bushing on the LHS that suggests to me that there should be one.

    The bracket is a ball end that would operate in a bushing
     
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  16. Ian and Shelley

    Ian and Shelley Active Member

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    Thanks everyone.....

    Had a closer look and Muck inside RHS of shaft was restricting the spring being fully compressed......

    Should have taken a closer.look to start with....:(

    Thank again.

    All.sorted
     
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  17. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Gotta love a simple fix....;)
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  18. Ian and Shelley

    Ian and Shelley Active Member

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    I think your right....I will get a bushing and see what it does....it's a been a.little bent to work now, which cannot be standard.....

    Thank
     
  19. tintop

    tintop Well-Known Member

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    Hi Ian, only had that problem on one Kombi (that came to me with a doctored rod) ...padded out the lhs with some putty, then before it set, I put a thin coat of grease on the ball and pressed it into the putty to make the right 'socket'. Patrick Screenshot_20191013-152004.png
     
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  20. tintop

    tintop Well-Known Member

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    I won't be home for at least a couple of weeks...but if you completely stuff that bracket up, I've got spares
     
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