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Throttle return spring

PostPost by: potleyu18 » Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:12 pm

Great site, don't know why i haven't used it before.

Just fitted new dellorto's and thought id taken enough photo's but i cannot find the correct location for the return spring

I know one end is fixed to the cable actuator on the carbs central point but where does the other end locate.

Any advice/photo's would help.

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PostPost by: types26/36 » Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:52 pm

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PostPost by: twincamman » Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:57 pm

I go to the hardware store and select an appropriate one off the shelf for 49 cents and modify the carbs to work by pulling up instead of pushing ---or go to the wrecker and select one from whatever looks good and shorten it to work ...unless you are into concourse then Im sure someone will sell you a 'genuine' Lotus factory 26R racing throttle spring used by Pescalaro for a great amount of money ,,,,ed
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PostPost by: holywood3645 » Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:57 pm

Weber do a nice bracket that mounts on the top of DCOE's and spring that may work on your carbs.
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PostPost by: twincamman » Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:18 pm

Hi James ----I have seen them . this set up has an hour or 2 on a Saturday and a total investment of 90 cents and is bullet proof on both cars . Plus it has that primitive boy racer look I like so much :lol: :lol: the upper spring retention bracket is the prototype and may get pretty over the winter -----ed
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PostPost by: bast0n » Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:46 am

At the risk of repeating myself - Oh - I just have, never mind..........................

This works....

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PostPost by: types26/36 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:14 am

potleyu18 wrote:Just fitted new dellorto's and thought id taken enough photo's but i cannot find the correct location for the return spring I know one end is fixed to the cable actuator on the carbs central point but where does the other end locate. Steve :lol:


Didn't the original poster ask where to attach his Dellorto spring? so shouldn't all these "wonderful" fixes be in the Mods section :?
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PostPost by: bast0n » Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:37 am

Sorry dear - only trying to help........................... :(
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PostPost by: twincamman » Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:50 am

As long as we're not in the Shapecraft thread :lol: ...But it is Lotus related and there are springs involved and sadly no tats .....ed
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