Will it work ? Is it OK ? You can make a lot of things work..but are they correct. The bracket 22GT poinetd out is correct and your best bet. I would also use the larger spring that has the smaller one inside of it. Sorry don't have a pic but they're available in the HELP section at most parts stores.
One thing- The dual spring is pretty important with the 69-73 cable throttle. On the 64-68 pushrod throttle, it's no big deal. My original spring failed years ago, and I just pulled up on the pedal with my toe, and of course it went right down to idle. This won't work with a cable throttle, of course.
Amateur restorer. Well, sometimes I have been paid for it. But not right now.
[QUOTE=macstang;4883450]That lower hole is one location that can be used for your return springs. You should not have your spring just hooked onto the elbow of your throttle rod like that. It is too easy for that to fail.
Not discussing the quality of the setup, but this is an original setup as per Ford manual.
As far as I know the lower hole is originally intended for a non-mustang throttle linkage.
I remember a linkage in the lower hole used in a Fairlane in a distant past ...
Ah. I thought you were asking about the small hole on the tab at the lowest part of the throttle pivot plate.
Apparently, there were or are throttle linkages that push instead of pull so the carb makers seem to make the pivot plates for both types. Every carb plate I can remember ever seeing has both sets of holes on it. It also may be needed in some dual carb linkage set ups since the carbs are sometimes turned sideways but I haven't looked at those.
I never noticed before that Ford did hook the spring in the throttle lever dog leg. It must be adequate or they would not have done it that way. That may be why they bent the dog leg in the throttle rod to begin with. I have wondered why they did that.
I still don't like it though. I have had my throttle rod come off before.
1965 2+2, 289, C4
currently undergoing an extensive restore and rebuild
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