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Old 11-21-2015, 08:14 PM   #1
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I would like to start off with saying thanks to everyone. This forum has been a great help with working on my 69 c10 and my dads 2 72's. The orange and white truck and the tan trucks are both my dads. Mine is the blue truck which is a swb. I bought the truck as a roller and put the 350 from my 78 camaro (which has a 383 now) I also put a 350 trans which I'm not very sure about in. I ended up rewiring the truck and got it running this last week. When I bought the truck the bed was completely taken apart. I have put it back together and plan to put LED lights in along with a gas tank under the bed. I was planning on buying the kit the the gas tank from LMC. If there is a better place to buy from please let me know. I don't currently have many pics of my truck, but I'll be taking some more soon. The biggest issue I have right now is in the last picture. I have the linkage for the throttle that comes out of the cab with now way to hook it to the carb. Right now i have a piece of wire and a spring rigged up, but it won't do. If anyone know what piece I need please let me know.
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Old 11-21-2015, 08:34 PM   #2
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I don't have an answer for your question, but welcome to the board!
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Old 11-21-2015, 08:38 PM   #3
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Take a piece of all thread if that is all that is keeping you from riding. Welcome to the forum someone will come on with the answer. look on the for sale threads on the page and I'm sure you'll find a throttle rod. Jim
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Old 11-21-2015, 08:45 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forum. I see your family has good taste in trucks. The throttle linkage should be an easy fix. Find the stock rod (best choice), or make one out of a piece of round bar stock. Heat up the ends till glowing red, pound flat, grind a nice radius on each end, drill hole through each "new" flat, couple of bolts, some flat washers, nylock nuts, your in business. BTW, you got a good looking dog there.
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Old 11-21-2015, 08:46 PM   #5
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Take a piece of all thread if that is all that is keeping you from riding. Welcome to the forum someone will come on with the answer. look on the for sale threads on the page and I'm sure you'll find a throttle rod. Jim
Thanks Jim,
I honestly didn't know it was called a throttle rod. I have also thought about doing the throttle cable swap for safety reason. I just want to get the truck running and driving so I don't lose motivation.
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Old 11-21-2015, 08:50 PM   #6
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First off, welcome to the board. You guys have some nice rides, for sure....

As far as the throttle linkage that setup would use a rod with a 90 bend on the carb end and threaded on the other end with two nuts and a piece that fits into the arm that comes up from the firewall. That is for adjustment.

Here are a couple of pictures and a link to a thread with some pics. I think the rod is on backwards in the thread....

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=282859

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Old 11-21-2015, 08:52 PM   #7
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Welcome to the forum. I see your family has good taste in trucks. The throttle linkage should be an easy fix. Find the stock rod (best choice), or make one out of a piece of round bar stock. Heat up the ends till glowing red, pound flat, grind a nice radius on each end, drill hole through each "new" flat, couple of bolts, some flat washers, nylock nuts, your in business. BTW, you got a good looking dog there.
I will most likely try to find the original part. We definitely own a lot of Chevy's. I have a 69 parts truck and a completely original 86 swb c10 too. The dog actually belongs to a friend of mine who lives next door. He always comes up to the shop with me though. Thanks
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Old 11-21-2015, 08:59 PM   #8
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First off, welcome to the board. You guys have some nice rides, for sure....

As far as the throttle linkage that setup would use a rod with a 90 bend on the carb end and threaded on the other end with two nuts and a piece that fits into the arm that comes up from the firewall. That is for adjustment.

Here are a couple of pictures and a link to a thread with some pics. I think the rod is on backwards in the thread....

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=282859

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I just looked online and aftermarket throttle rods that are adjustable seem to be cheap enough. Thanks for the pics
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Old 11-22-2015, 01:30 AM   #9
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I just looked online and aftermarket throttle rods that are adjustable seem to be cheap enough. Thanks for the pics
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Old 11-22-2015, 02:08 AM   #10
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Welcome from you neighbor just down hwy 11 in Winnsboro!
If you can't find a new rod let me know. I may have an extra one laying around somewhere.
I suggest converting to a cable.
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Old 12-04-2015, 02:26 PM   #11
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[QUOTE=Acorn;7384407]Welcome from you neighbor just down hwy 11 in Winnsboro!
If you can't find a new rod let me know. I may have an extra one laying around somewhere.
I suggest converting to a cable.
[url]http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/showthread.php?t=66999

I will probably go to a cable set up in the future. For now I think Im gonna go with a aftermarket rod
Thanks though
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