Whats the best way to bend a carb linkage rod. Should it be heated? My old on snapped and the other used one needs a bend at the carb. Thanks
I bend mine cold with a vise and a BFH. No problem.
Yeah ... I use a vice and a heavy lead hammer. Lot's of bending and trying ... bending and trying. I did find that if I threaded at least one end of the rod I could install a ball and socket swivel that gave me a fine tuning adjustment. Did the same with the timer link rod.
Take a wire coat hanger and straighten it out to use as a pattern. It is much easier to bend and re-bend the hanger wire. Once you have the shape you want remove the hanger wire take it to the vise where your rod is and follow the curves of the hanger, After the rod is bent it only requires a small adjustment.
I used a 1/4 inch tubing bender. Small enough to work around the engine and did not leave marks on the rods.
These tools really help to adjust the control rods and are available from most T vendors. They work great!
Thanks for the ideas.I am going to look at Langs and see if they have the tools. Thanks
Steve, I am going with the bfh and vise Saturday. Thanks I was worried it would break if I tried to bend it cold but I have a vise and hammer and I am going to use the coat hanger template so I can get it close quicker.Thanks
those benders are real easy to make. philip
I`ve always found it best to just buy the control rods from a vendor---They are bent correctly leaving the only adjustment at the bend over the timer. less hassel then trying to rebend old rods which have been twisted and bent over the years! Paul
But Paul, If you buy them from the vendor's you miss all the fun of cussing, swearing and bonding with your car.