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Offline ed-pv

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Strange looking Six Pack Carb linkage
« on: July 13, 2017 - 10:25:32 pm »
I purchased this 340 six pack setup recently and have never seen this throttle linkage before.  Can anyone identify?




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72 Cuda, owned 25 years. 496, with ported Stage VI heads, .625 in solid roller, 254/258 at .050, 3500 stall, 3.91 rear. 850 Holley DP, Reverse manual valve body.
Up to 4000 RPM, Warp Speed, Up to 5000, Rediculous Speed, Up to 6000 RPM, Ludicrous Speed!

1999 Trans Am, LS1, heads, cam, headers, stall, etc! Love to surprise the rice rockets with this one. They seem so confident, then it's "what the heck just happened?"

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Re: Strange looking Six Pack Carb linkage
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2017 - 11:36:42 am »
Link worked for me.  They are Edelbrock made: GM Zinc Plated Six Pack Inline Steel Linkage Rod Throttle Linkage Kit $459.  The store is VPW.com.au

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Re: Strange looking Six Pack Carb linkage
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2017 - 01:06:16 pm »
Got it!  THANKS!  Link worked, I must have clicked it when they were doing maintenance on their server.

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Re: Strange looking Six Pack Carb linkage
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2017 - 02:06:52 pm »
So I guess they question is do I use this setup or go with an original style setup since this setup looks to be for mechanically actuated outboard carbs and I still have the vacuum pods?

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Re: Strange looking Six Pack Carb linkage
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2017 - 02:55:36 pm »
would not think it would work with vacuum outboard carbs, but not 100% sure.
72 Cuda, owned 25 years. 496, with ported Stage VI heads, .625 in solid roller, 254/258 at .050, 3500 stall, 3.91 rear. 850 Holley DP, Reverse manual valve body.
Up to 4000 RPM, Warp Speed, Up to 5000, Rediculous Speed, Up to 6000 RPM, Ludicrous Speed!

1999 Trans Am, LS1, heads, cam, headers, stall, etc! Love to surprise the rice rockets with this one. They seem so confident, then it's "what the heck just happened?"

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Re: Strange looking Six Pack Carb linkage
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2017 - 02:59:53 pm »
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Re: Strange looking Six Pack Carb linkage
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2017 - 05:51:55 pm »
So I was looking at the setup and it looks like the linkage was not setup to open the outboard carbs mechanically, it looks like it was just being used to ensure the outboards were closed when the throttle went to idle.  This being the case, can I use the linkage like this since the vacuum pods will open the outboards when needed?

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Re: Strange looking Six Pack Carb linkage
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2017 - 06:00:43 pm »
would think an AFR meter is essential to make that set up work correctly
72 Cuda, owned 25 years. 496, with ported Stage VI heads, .625 in solid roller, 254/258 at .050, 3500 stall, 3.91 rear. 850 Holley DP, Reverse manual valve body.
Up to 4000 RPM, Warp Speed, Up to 5000, Rediculous Speed, Up to 6000 RPM, Ludicrous Speed!

1999 Trans Am, LS1, heads, cam, headers, stall, etc! Love to surprise the rice rockets with this one. They seem so confident, then it's "what the heck just happened?"