Throttle adjustment

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2013: Throttle adjustment
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rob Hughes on Monday, August 05, 2013 - 10:56 am:

Hello all, quick question. My throttle lever at the steering wheel keeps creeping to higher throttle. Is there anyway to tighten up the linkage? I don't want to put a spring on my carburetor if I can help it. Am I missing an adjustment somewhere?

Thanks


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Gregush Portland Oregon on Monday, August 05, 2013 - 11:32 am:

There are several things that you could do. Use a triangle file and re cut the notches on the quadrant. Wrap a boot lace around the rods and steering shaft in the engine compartment. Make or buy a wood block that clamps on the rods and steering shaft. Take the whole thing apart and replace the springs.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rick Goelz-Knoxville,TN on Monday, August 05, 2013 - 11:54 am:

Put a crescent wrench on the quadrant and bend it a little until it is snug on the rod.

Rick


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Stroud on Tuesday, August 06, 2013 - 05:57 pm:

Does the spring that is on the rod near the firewall have good tension? Dave


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By keith g barrier on Tuesday, August 06, 2013 - 08:37 pm:

If your quadrant is loose at the rivets it will work up as you turn the wheel back and forth. KB


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jim Patrick on Tuesday, August 06, 2013 - 09:48 pm:

I would release the tension on the spring David mentioned and stretch it as much as possible then re-install the pin. You don't have to remove it all the way. You can leave it on the rod and stretch it. If your quadrant is nickel plated I would not use a file to deepen the notches or you will be filing through the plating to the bare metal underneath and it may start to rust, but if it is rusted or unplated, using a triangular file to deepen the notches would be okay. Jim Patrick


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Doug Money - Braidwood, IL on Tuesday, August 06, 2013 - 11:57 pm:

I was told that if you use a chisel to reindent the quadrant, you are not loosing metal like you would if you file. You are simply moving metal. Just a thought.


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