good afternoon everyone I am looking for a timeframe to install forte throttle linkage in my cobra if anyone of you has an idea about how long it took you I would greatly appreciate it thanks in advance
if your engine is already in, and the top of the foot box is still off, you could get this done within an hour. not sure how long it would take if you are retrofitting this in. make sure you have hardened drill bits and cutting oil to be able to drill through the SS rod. I used a roll pin to secure the rod to the arms.
I installed Forte's kit on a completed car as well as my new build. Completed car took about 2.5 hours. Most of that time was spend making sure I was drilling in the right place that would not cause any bad geometry in the linkage. New car install was only an hour. We did it before we put the powertrain in.
How ever long it takes it will be worth it. I did mine on a completed car so it wasn't much fun. But the first test drive was fantastic, fantastically un-drivable. The reduction in friction made it so the pedal effort was so light it was impossible to drive smoothly. I went around one block, back to the garage, and added a second return spring to the carb. Then I knew it was all worth while.
I agree on the two return springs. I installed before the engine was here, so it went very smoothly. Depending on how you want to install the mounts to the firewall, it helps to have access behind the dash. The normal thickness firewall is a bit flimsy for the mounts, so many either install to/through the frame tube or reinforce the firewall above the frame tube. I did the second, using a stout piece of aluminum angle riveted to the top of the frame tube behind the dash and backing up to the firewall.
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