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Throttel Linkage

PostPost by: TWebb » Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:05 pm

Looking for advice from those who race. What throttle linkage are people using in connection with their dual 45 DCOEs? There seems to be a lot of junk out there. Would prefer not to be buying multiple linkages to find one that works well.

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PostPost by: Concrete-crusher » Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:33 pm

I used a sytec from Merlin motor sport works very well on twin 40s, maybe ask them if it fits 45s also

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PostPost by: miked » Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:11 pm

Mangoletsi
Very nice piece of kit. Fully adjustable for travel etc.
I recently sold two 45's on here with one on. Look in there and you will see some photos.
Even comes with spare bushes and allen keys.


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PostPost by: nmauduit » Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:28 pm

miked wrote:Mangoletsi
Very nice piece of kit. Fully adjustable for travel etc.
I recently sold two 45's on here with one on. Look in there and you will see some photos.
Even comes with spare bushes and allen keys.


Cheers Mike


I share that opinion, it's a very well made kit, but for me above all lower profile I've found on the market, and actually helps clearing tight bonnet clearance...
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PostPost by: 1owner69Elan » Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:18 am

Not as elegant as the Mangoletsi but this one works well enough on my car. From TTR, so ostensibly used by racers, as you had specified:

https://www.tonythompsonracing.co.uk/pa ... -weber-45/

I was going to opt for the Mangoletsi except there was an old post where the owner found it necessary to file the intake manifold for clearance. I have too much invested in my cylinder head to do any such bodging. Not sure this fettling is always necessary but it scared me off. Love to hear from others with the Mangoletsi if this was necessary in their install.

The Mangoletsi is also more expensive.
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PostPost by: Foxie » Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:02 pm

This is what I have used for many years.

Weber DCOE throttle linkage. Available from Demon Tweeks / Burtonpower.

Around £100.
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PostPost by: Gopherit » Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:38 pm

+2 (used 2 kits)for the mangoletsi. Really well engineered, easy to adjust and v smooth.

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PostPost by: webbslinger » Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:59 pm

I was sold on the simplicity of the TTR, and it works very well.
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PostPost by: h20hamelan » Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:21 pm

Anyone have a photo of how the TTR looks in situ please
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PostPost by: 1owner69Elan » Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:38 pm

TTR in situ:
IMG_3537.jpeg and
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PostPost by: h20hamelan » Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:22 pm

as shipping is outrageous, does anyone know if this is the same

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/272380337509?ul_noapp=true

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PostPost by: 1owner69Elan » Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:35 pm

Looks like the same. Shipped from UK. Not sure where you are.

Ebay price is higher than TTR. Need to see what shipping costs are for both options.
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PostPost by: h20hamelan » Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:18 pm

Roughly twice the price, only because of shipping.
Canada. Just north of you. In the frozen part of our continent.
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PostPost by: TWebb » Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:35 pm

Thanks everyone for the suggestions.
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