Author Topic: Flathead Throttle Return Spring Bracket?  (Read 157 times)

Offline tripwire

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Flathead Throttle Return Spring Bracket?
« on: June 11, 2017, 07:54:08 PM »
Any chance someone out there would be kind enough to post a photo of the throttle return spring bracket on a flathead engine.  There doesn't seem to be a picture or drawing of one in the Parts or Repair Manuals I have.  Once I know what it looks like I'm sure I can make one.  I'm guessing it attaches to one of the bolts on the crossover pipe?

There is a cobbled up mess, wire looped around the distributor shaft, there now.  I'm sure the original would have been much more elegant on a 1940 LaSalle.   

Any help would be appreciated.

WParo in VT
Driving now:
2013 CTS4 Performance Coupe
1940 LaSalle 5229 C4D

A few I used to drive:
1976 Cadillac Ambulance
1969 Cadillac Hearse, Superior Body
1966 Buick Wildcat Hearse
1957 Ford Thunderbird x 3, 1 E code, 2 D code
1956 Oldsmobile Rocket 88 Sedan
1949 Mercury Convertible
1949 Mercury Coupe, Mild Custom
1936 Buick Special Sedan

Offline Bill Ingler #7799

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Re: Flathead Throttle Return Spring Bracket?
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2017, 08:36:54 PM »
Hi Wes: Although the pictures below are from a 47 and a 41, the bracket location and spring should be fairly close to the same for the 40. The bracket should be easy to make and is attached under the left rear cross over exhaust bolt at about a 60 degree angle so as to make a straight line for the return spring from the end of that bracket to the carb. Bill
« Last Edit: June 11, 2017, 08:41:48 PM by Bill Ingler #7799 »

Offline tripwire

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Re: Flathead Throttle Return Spring Bracket?
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2017, 08:59:35 PM »
Bill, 
Wow!  That was quick.  Thanks so very much.  That's about how I imagined it.  I'm sure I can make something to resemble this bracket without much fuss.

I appreciate your help.  Thanks again. 

WParo in VT.
Driving now:
2013 CTS4 Performance Coupe
1940 LaSalle 5229 C4D

A few I used to drive:
1976 Cadillac Ambulance
1969 Cadillac Hearse, Superior Body
1966 Buick Wildcat Hearse
1957 Ford Thunderbird x 3, 1 E code, 2 D code
1956 Oldsmobile Rocket 88 Sedan
1949 Mercury Convertible
1949 Mercury Coupe, Mild Custom
1936 Buick Special Sedan

Offline Bobby B

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Re: Flathead Throttle Return Spring Bracket?
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2017, 08:32:49 PM »
Wes,
 I can trace one for you if you want it exact.... ;)
                                                  Bobby
1947 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe
1968 Mustang Convertible
1973 Mustang Convertible
1969 Jaguar E-Type Roadster
1971 Datsun 240Z
1979 H-D FLH

Offline tripwire

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Re: Flathead Throttle Return Spring Bracket?
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2017, 11:42:32 AM »
Bob,
Thanks, that would be very helpful. 

WParo in VT
Driving now:
2013 CTS4 Performance Coupe
1940 LaSalle 5229 C4D

A few I used to drive:
1976 Cadillac Ambulance
1969 Cadillac Hearse, Superior Body
1966 Buick Wildcat Hearse
1957 Ford Thunderbird x 3, 1 E code, 2 D code
1956 Oldsmobile Rocket 88 Sedan
1949 Mercury Convertible
1949 Mercury Coupe, Mild Custom
1936 Buick Special Sedan