Throttle linkage and TorkerII twisted intake - CorvetteForum - Chevrolet Corvette Forum Discussion

Go Back  CorvetteForum - Chevrolet Corvette Forum Discussion > C3 Corvettes, 1968 - 1982 > C3 General
Reload this Page >

Throttle linkage and TorkerII twisted intake

Notices
C3 General General C3 Corvette Discussion not covered in Tech
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Throttle linkage and TorkerII twisted intake

Old 11-13-2018, 11:52 AM
  #1  
Kidturbo
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Member Since: Mar 2017
Posts: 12
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default Throttle linkage and TorkerII twisted intake

Hello everyone. Ive been on a 2 yr journey restoring(body off) my 1973 corvette conv 454. Its almost finished. I had pulled the numbers 454 motor with 40k miles and put it aside and built an old school 454 performance motor. It has an Edelbrock Torker II intake manifold(twisted) in which the edelbrock 750 carb sits angled and not straight like typical carb/intake setups. We just got it back from dyno(445hp/500lbTorque) and set it back in to the car. The only issue we are having is connecting the stock throttle cable setup to the carb. Since the carb is twisted/angled, the cable is short. Has anyone any knowledge on setting up the throttle cable linkage on this twisted intake/carb setup? Thanks. Peter
Kidturbo is offline  
Old 11-13-2018, 07:57 PM
  #2  
blue427
CF Senior Member
 
blue427's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 2003
Location: holbrook ny
Posts: 823
Thanked 35 Times in 34 Posts
Default

try "Summit",Lokar may have what you're looking for.
blue427 is offline  
Old 11-13-2018, 09:09 PM
  #3  
Kidturbo
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Member Since: Mar 2017
Posts: 12
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

I went on their site Lokar.com and found something that might work. Summit has it in stock. Thanks for the help. Have a nice Thanksgiving Holiday and to all the same.
Kidturbo is offline  
Old 11-14-2018, 08:29 AM
  #4  
The13Bats
CF Senior Member
 
The13Bats's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2003
Location: Eustis ( Area 51 Bat Cave ) Fl
Posts: 11,553
Thanked 709 Times in 612 Posts
Default

I liked how they looked in the day and im still old school,
It was popular,
I recall seeing all kinds of cables made to fit but the coolest i recall the cable hooked to a bell crank then to the carb,

I turned away from them as i was always told they hurt below about 5500 and im just a street cruiser, the non twisted style i had on my 454 killed low end and a performer woke it up,

Im curious what your dyno showed, where did it start building etc....
The13Bats is offline  
Old 11-14-2018, 09:59 AM
  #5  
cuisinartvette
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Oct 2004
Location: Valencia Ca.
Posts: 66,730
Thanked 988 Times in 912 Posts
St. Jude Donor '05
Default

x2 post up your combo! Used to have a large collection of those older intakes, sb and BB. Some had the same angle always thought they were cool.
Top if off with an anodized velocity stack!
cuisinartvette is offline  
Old 11-14-2018, 10:11 AM
  #6  
GUSTO14
CF Senior Member
 
GUSTO14's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 2003
Location: eastern NC
Posts: 6,860
Thanked 697 Times in 626 Posts
Default

Peter, had you thought about a Chevrolet cable from that era, for a Pickup or a Van? I suspect you will find it to be longer than the one for your Corvette and may just work.

Good luck with the project, it sounds like it will be a beast.

GUSTO
GUSTO14 is offline  


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Sponsored Ads
Vendor Directory

Contact Us About Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: