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Old 10-23-2011, 10:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Accelerator return spring for 65 289 2V info needed

I'm a little confused on what accelerator return spring I should have on my car. Its a 65 289 2v. The one that's on it now has a long hook on each end but looks too long to hook like the shop manual shows. The manual shows one end hooking on the Z bend in the accelerator rod and the other end hooking to the bracket on the rear foot of the carb base. My spring is way too long to hook like that. The PO has one end hooked in the transmission kick down lever and the other end on the bottom of the throttle plate lever. Nothing is hooked to the bracket on the foot of the carb.

CJ Pony has two types listed for the 289 2v. I'm thinking the longer one that I have is not correct. Does anyone have a picture of the correct set up?
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Old 10-24-2011, 09:25 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the picture Bryan. I think that one makes more sense than the one I have. It looks like the long one I have is for the transmission kick down and should mount to a little bracket on the valve cover (mine doesn't have the bracket). And a shorter spring goes from the Z bend in the accelerator arm to the bracket at the foot of the carb. I just need to get the shorter spring and the bracket for the valve cover and I should be good.

Looks like the PO of my car lost the little bracket and rigged it so one spring does it all. Time to put it back like it should be.
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I'll try to post a picture of mine tonight. The kick down spring is a longer, narrower spring as compared to the short, stubby throttle return spring.
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I'll try to post a picture of mine tonight. The kick down spring is a longer, narrower spring as compared to the short, stubby throttle return spring.
Thanks Ivy. I found some pictures of yours doing some engine searches and it clearly shows them as you describe. I'm heading out to Missouri Mustang to see if they have the spring and bracket I need. Its nice having a Mustang shop 5 minutes from my house but also a curse on the wallet sometimes.

Thanks for the help!
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Old 10-24-2011, 11:03 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Ran over to Missouri Mustang and they had everything I needed. Got home, put it on and everything is like it should be.
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That looks really good.

Two quick tips:
1) Paint the kick down spring bracket black
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2) Get the 3 J-clips that attach to the valve cover bolts for the oil sending unit wire

You need to post more pictures of your engine bay. It seems to be nicer than what you led us to believe.
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Go to the hardware store and get a smaller, weaker spring that will fit inside the stock spring. Hook them both up. That way if the spring breaks you won't end up with WOT.
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That looks really good.

Two quick tips:
1) Paint the kick down spring bracket black
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2) Get the 3 J-clips that attach to the valve cover bolts for the oil sending unit wire

You need to post more pictures of your engine bay. It seems to be nicer than what you led us to believe.
Thanks for the tips. I'll pick up a couple of J Clips. It has one on the front but the others are missing. Here's a picture from today (sorry, it's from my phone). I haven't really done any serious detailing. I'm pretty much just cleaning up parts as I work on them. I pressure washed it last weekend and did a little painting but it has a long way to go. I'm not trying to make it a show car but just a nice weekend driver. I haven't touched the front of the engine or the firewall and aprons other than replacing the water pump and fuel pump a couple of years ago and giving it a quick squirt of paint. Its a pretty tired old engine and I'm seriously thinking of pulling it for an overhaul pretty soon. At that point, I'll do a lot of cleaning, masking and painting before it goes back in.

I guess if you compare today's picture with the second one from 5 years ago when I bought it, there is a little difference.
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Keep up the good work.
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