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If you look closely, yes that is the carb return spring just hooked over one of the stud caps. This is why I take the time to get to know a "new" car, you just don't know what surprises someone else has left you.
You'd end up in a whole heap of trouble if it slipped off I would imagine.

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Jon good catch for sure. I like your statement " get to know a new car " as it is much like dating years ago don't you think
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Don't know Dan. Its all a dim distant memory...!!
But I think I know why my wife is happy with my hobby. If I'm not at home she knows exactly what I will be laying under..
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You posted a very good example of what to look for and be aware of. In addition, I was always told to use 2 carb return springs. Different diameters one inside the other work well or 2 located at different points on the linkage. Rarely do they break or become unhooked, but it does happen. A lot of safety added with an additional spring.
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Good call on the double spring setup..
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Just looked at the picture again and there is a second spring attached near the lower right of the picture! Just need to make an attachment bracket to the carb stud like Ford used on many engines.
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Just looked at the picture again and there is a second spring attached near the lower right of the picture! Just need to make an attachment bracket to the carb stud like Ford used on many engines.
Isn´t this second spring for the over travel mechanism? (when the throttle is full open, you can continue to press the accelerator further down, it will only open the over travel mechanism)
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Just looked at the picture again and there is a second spring attached near the lower right of the picture! Just need to make an attachment bracket to the carb stud like Ford used on many engines.
And that spark-plug wire looks to be kinked, is it or is it just the camera angle?
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Does look a bit odd but I think it's the camera angle.
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Looks like the same carb I have. Replaced mine after an engine fire. Not happy with it at all. Advertised at 600cfm but preforms like 475. Can't wait to get my new Ford 4100 back on there........

Would an MOT inspector have failed or fined you?

Wow - if that had come loose - that would have been a fun ride at wide open throttle.

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