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Throttle return spring and Webers

PostPost by: Old English White » Sun Feb 20, 2011 1:49 pm

On serious engines, I always have been said that springs must be removed from inner body of the weber's, then installed on each side, to make them easier to check or replace ...
These are different from trottle cable system.
Right or wrong !?!
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PostPost by: types26/36 » Sun Feb 20, 2011 2:11 pm

Christian, that sounds like a good idea on a race engine as the Weber springs are so so inaccessible and hidden from view, I think this is why people add other springs because it is not obvious that the internal spring is broken and most people don't know about its existence assuming that the cable spring (hairpin spring) is too weak.
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PostPost by: summerinmaine » Sun Feb 20, 2011 5:25 pm

bast0n wrote:Having had a return spring snap on me at Castle Combe I have made up my own design of throttle linkage. I posted it last year on Worthwhile engine modifications thread - but if any one is interested please PM me and I will send you the details. It has a very short cable that does not foul the bonnet and two return springs for safety. Smooth does not get close to describing the action....................................but we all say that don't we!



Seems like there would be a (small) market for this set-up as an alternative to the low-profile throttle linkage kits sold for ?100-120. I'll volunteer to be the west coast test platform! :D

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