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Martin Benade
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Re: 1955 block mystery hole

#16 Post by Martin Benade » Sat May 07, 2022 7:17 pm

Roger, how can we tell if you would properly capitalize the beginnings of sentences and names? You are frustrating the grammar police by using all caps.
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Re: 1955 block mystery hole

#17 Post by Alan Hall » Sat May 07, 2022 8:30 pm

Roger,
The 32pbi/pbic linkage is still shown on the NLA website but I am sure their stock = Stoddard's stock. But if you want to look at a picture of what they have been selling you can search their site.
Part No: NLA 08 102 SET Price: $171.13

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Re: 1955 block mystery hole

#18 Post by Rick Albro » Sat May 07, 2022 8:57 pm

Alan is right.. the first two hits I get are:
https://www.nlaparts.com/store/throttle ... 17611.html
NLA linkage.jpg
https://www.aasesales.com/products/nolo ... 68d-107351
aasesales linkage.jpg
Both of these look like the same linkage from the same supplier. If you are still having issues with some items there is plenty of help available.

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Re: 1955 block mystery hole

#19 Post by Alan Hall » Sun May 08, 2022 11:10 am

Roger,

There are two versions of the throttle linkage, the one that I and Rick have shown is for Normals using 32 carbs through '55. There is also a version for all Supers using 40 carbs and for Normals using 32 carbs in '56 and '57. This later version is, I believe, for Normal engines using the taller intake manifolds with the cast-in balance tube connections while the earlier version is for Normals with the shorter intake manifolds with a bolt-on balance tube connection. You might want to verify which intake manifolds are on your engine to assure you get a linkage that will work on your engine.

The later linkage has also been reproduced and is also shown on the NLA site:
Part No: NLA 08 011 SET Price: $241.70

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Re: 1955 block mystery hole

#20 Post by Roger Craig » Sun May 08, 2022 1:24 pm

THANKS HARLAN

I'LL CHECK OUT THAT POSSIBLE SOURCE.

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Re: 1955 block mystery hole

#21 Post by Rick Albro » Sun May 08, 2022 1:35 pm

The 40mm linkage is a bit more involved with a main difference of an offset to accommodate the larger carburetors. At first glance I was unsure how the original 40mm linkage was made however upon a close examination concentric nested tubing was used for the main length.
40 mm linkage.jpg
Looks like the Wolfsburg West linkage is essentially the same price. There is probably one manufacturer selling to several vendors... For the time to make the part and have the linkage plated $170 seems to be a reasonable cost.

https://www.wolfsburgwest.com/cart/Deta ... 11129951OE
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Re: 1955 block mystery hole

#22 Post by Roger Craig » Sun May 08, 2022 3:01 pm

HARLAN

THANKS, I WILL CHECK OUT THIS POSSIBILITY,

YOUR PAL, ROGER

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Re: 1955 block mystery hole

#23 Post by Roger Craig » Mon May 09, 2022 12:32 pm

HARLAN

THANKS FOR THE LEAD. ILL FOLLOW THROUGH ON IT

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Re: 1955 block mystery hole

#24 Post by Jules Dielen » Mon May 09, 2022 8:03 pm

I have a bunch of original linkages if you are interested. Both versions.
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Re: 1955 block mystery hole

#25 Post by Vic Skirmants » Wed May 11, 2022 8:40 am

Roger; spray some WD-40 on your "caps lock" button.
It seems to be stuck. :P

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