Throttle linkage - No cable. :: Triumph Torque

Triumph Parts Sign up for our Newsletter Rimmer Bros

Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Throttle linkage - No cable.
Forum Login
Login Name: Create a new account
Password:     Forgot password

Triumph Torque    Cars    Spitfire/GT6  ›  Throttle linkage - No cable.
Users Browsing Forum
Bainzy, efp, GT6 1, xebec and 23 Guests

Throttle linkage - No cable. Print
1 Pages 1 Recommend Thread
Spitty2Dream4
July 1, 2009, 12:44pm Report to Moderator


Posts: 134
Posts Per Day: 0.07
Hello Team.
For whatever reason, my Spit 1500 does not have a throttle cable, but instead it has a lever type linkage.
I find that when going over a bumpy surface, it will cause my throttle foot to move and results in me kangaroo-ing down the road until I lift-off and re-apply the throttle gently.
Is this a common occurence with this type of linkage and is there any way to resolve it?


Spitty2Dream4.

Triumph Spitfire 1500 - 1978 - Pimento Red (at the moment).
VW Touareg 2.5 SE - Silver with some bling side bars and Aero roof bars.
SWMBO - Peugeot 207 1.6TDI Sport - Silver.

Location - Sunny South Wales.

Logged
Private Message
sparky_spit
July 1, 2009, 4:17pm Report to Moderator

Mike Banks
Club Member
Posts: 2,914
Posts Per Day: 0.98
A 1500 would normally have a cable operated throttle, as would a Mk4. Mechanical linkage operation was used on the earlier roundtails (Mk1, 2 & 3). I actually prefer it, owning both types, but this is personal preference.

The kangarooing is not just limited to mechanical linkage if it's induced by your foot moving the pedal when going over bumps, that would happen with cable as well. But what does sometimes happen is that when the engine moves on its mountings (maybe going over a bump) the "solid" linkage between carbs and pedal pivot point on the body causes the throttle to open or close slightly. That is what usually starts off the kangarooing, then your foot takes over. You do not get this with cable operation, obviously. It's something you learn to live with - changing to cable is quite involved unless you have a spare cable operated car to raid all the bits from.

I'd stick with it unless you are really unhappy with it.


Location - slightly further North Essex

Rene Descartes.  Wasn't he in 'Allo 'Allo?

"If you can't fix it with mole grips, then it doesn't need fixing"

1968 MkIII Spitfire - 2009, 2013 10CR. 2009, 2010 Nachtrit. 2011, 2012, 2014 HCR (..and 11/14ths of the 2011 10CR)
Honda CB400SF - sunny Sunday morning ride.
Yamaha RS200 two stroke smoke machine.
Logged
Private Message Reply: 1 - 2
GT6Craig
July 1, 2009, 5:15pm Report to Moderator


Posts: 1,042
Posts Per Day: 0.45
Providing its a similiar set up to the GT6, the return spring can become weak over the years. I cut mine shorter and its much tighter meaning i get hardly no movement in the linkage when going over bumps.


Name: Craig C
Location: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire Irlam, Manchester
Cars: GT6 Mk3 - finished! MOT next.
Logged
Private Message Reply: 2 - 2
1 Pages 1 Recommend Thread
Print

Triumph Torque    Cars    Spitfire/GT6  ›  Throttle linkage - No cable.

Thread Rating
There is currently no rating for this thread
 


Powered by E-Blah Forum Software 10.3.5 © 2001-2008

Latest Blogs-
Stephen Attenborough

25th January 2015 8:29pm gmt
Still alive
Theo Boonen

21st January 2015 1:07pm gmt
FHC resto nr. 28; Ready for the first bit of colour
more blogs...
Next Group Meetings-
Nottingham Monday 26th January 19:00
Essex Wednesday 28th January 20:00
Northern Ireland Wednesday 28th January 20:00
South London & West Kent Sunday 1st February 20:00
Gatwick Monday 2nd February 19:30
Hull & East Riding of Yorkshire Monday 2nd February 20:00
Liverpool & Mersey Tuesday 3rd February 20:00
North Hampshire Tuesday 3rd February 20:00
Northants & Leicestershire Tuesday 3rd February 19:30
West Midlands Tuesday 3rd February 20:00
more local groups...
Upcoming Events-
CT Dutch Rally
14th March 2015
CT Historic Counties Run
18th-19th April 2015
CT Rally
10th May 2015
International Auto Ecosse
6th-7th June 2015
CT Historic Autosolo
19th July 2015
CT Northern Tour
8th-9th August 2015
more events...
For Sale-

Triumph Acclaim HL 1983 for sale, no Tax or MOT £300 ish Recently runs roughly, blown head gasket? Exhaust has a hole in the back box. Flat front tyre. Very little rust, great interior. danm@nadx.co.uk
Kawasaki GTR1400 2009 motorcycle. Extras and FSH. Long MOT and great all round tourer. Not a triumph but a great motor. £5500ono. Rob 07837551259 pm bobbyspit for more info
Wanted-
Urgently needed - 1959 948 triumph herald saloon roof. Contact dom 07810277270 or minidom28@gmail. com or a specialist welder who will do cheap in bury st edmunds area.
more adverts...
CLUB TRIUMPH the Club for all Triumphs
© Club Triumph Ltd MCMXCVI - MMXIV