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Throttle linkage?

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Not sure how the throttle linkage is supposed to work?! The upper arm that connects the coolant fill tank to the carb moves freely and everything downstream from there functions well. However the push rod the comes from the pedal and is supposed to actuate the above mentioned linkage doesn't do what is intended. Instead it is moving the linkage in directions unintended and binding. Can anyone show me a picture of diagram of how it is supposed to work? I'll try and post a photo of mine to see if anyone can recognize something off.

71 saab sonett 3

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Not sure what you have going on. My linkage, near the filler tube, is on the opposite side as yours?

Shouldn't matter? I had to fabricate a bracket to offset the vertical rod due to raising the carburetor.

Are you ball/sockets in good condition? Mark Ashcraft has replacement sections.

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Mark,

Thanks for the quick response. First let me say that you engine bay is so clean and sexy....I hope mine will look half as good some day. I just got my sonett it has been sitting for 20 years and I was able to start it after cleaning the points, very exciting but there is a long way to go.

Back to my question though. Yes all the ball joints move freely. I just dont understand how the motion from the pedal (red arrow) translates to up down motion of the green arrow. Am I missing somehting here?!

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Hello Will,

Thanks on engine compartment condition. I started this restoration in 2008, "finished" in 2018.

This is the one and only car restoration I have done, so I am learning as I go. (lots of do-overs)

Check the "hinge" on the firewall. Rod #1 should go up, not forward. My Sonett is a 1968, so things could be

different.

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