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Technical Eelco progressive linkage replacement parts?

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by DreamerJ, Mar 1, 2024.

  1. DreamerJ
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    IMG_7662.jpeg IMG_7655.jpeg

    Anyone know where I can get an eelco replacement part for this broken linkage part? Trying to replace it like for like because it’s so darn cool!

    thanks!
     
  2. Deuces
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    Something like that can be machined from aluminum stock and then bead or sand blasted it to make it look like a cast part....
     
  3. 19Eddy30
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    If good peri aluminum, it can be tig then reshaped , glass beed
     
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  4. Moriarity
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    I bet that is made of die cast zinc. probably can't weld it. I dug thru my Eelco stuff and I do not have one. I would search ebay for it.... there is nothing modern that is cool enough to replace that....
     
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  5. DreamerJ
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    Thanks for ideas. It appears to be die cast zinc, similar to Stromberg mids and tops.

    Thanks for looking Moriarity, I am trying to find the exact part if possible or extremely close if there’s another eelco out there.

    I searched and there is nothing on the interwebs for this part so I suspect it’s laying out there is someone’s garage, in an old Folgers can.

    Maybe I will get lucky and someone will find one in that Folgers can or at a swap meet.

    Thanks you all!
     
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  6. DreamerJ
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    Really appreciate you for looking.
     
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  7. 19Eddy30
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    Wonder how hard to make a mold & recast ??? Zinc melting point very low
    420 ish degs
     
  8. Black Panther
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    Those linkage arms are very brittle. I was gingerly trying to pull one off a carb and it broke in two. I'd look on Ebay..
     
  9. I will check my old linkage pile today, and get back to you.
     
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  10. Bob Lowry
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  11. Bob Lowry
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    OHV Deluxe, Hamber from Norway just on here yesterday, had a post many years ago with
    a picture of Eelco progressive linkage parts in his stash....might be worth seeing if he
    has any...

    [​IMG]
     
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  13. As an Eelco collector I am continually looking for Eelco linkage. I have some. Not willing to part with them though. Sorry. Ya just gotta keep your eyes peeled. Post a want ad. The two on the left are probably not Eelco. IMG_2673.JPG IMG_2674.JPG
     
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  15. nochop
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    If it broke once, I think I would redesign it
     
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    Maybe glue it back together and use as a pattern to reproduce in aluminum. That small of part could be done it the back yard and you could make extras for those looking for stronger replacement parts.
     
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  18. DreamerJ
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    great idea and it would probably be easy but I’m not sure casting parts is in my future due to work and kids. I’ll research it still. Thanks
     
  19. Pav8427
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    We had a small foundry way back in high school. Maybe check there or local Tech schools.
    Maybe a student needs a project.
     
  20. Bob Lowry
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    Never hurts to try..thanks for the follow-up!
     
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  22. Jmountainjr
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    I'd view it as a two part problem. Short term, it would not be that much of a project to fab one out of a piece of aluminum to get back in operation. Then if you are careful you could pin the broken pieces back together, secure with JB Weld or the like, and file to shape. Now you have a pattern to keep looking for an original, or have some cast or machined. After the machining, a trip through a blast cabinet with used glass beads with texture it to look like cast. With a cast part you probably could get the Elco logo, copyright issues aside. With the machined one, probably not, but could be engraved, perhaps with a different font. I realize neither is the real deal that you are looking for, but you'll have some alternatives while you keep looking. Good luck. And check to see if any throttle shafts are binding.
     
  23. nochop
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    Get a block of aluminum. It’s basic shapes, nothing you couldn’t replicate with a hand saw, file and drill IMG_4746.jpeg IMG_4747.jpeg
     
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  24. 1952henry
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    upload_2024-3-2_20-55-16.jpeg Made these from copper. Have made the split type like the Eelco before as well. Just used hand tools.
     
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  25. junkman8888
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    Look up "Muggy weld" on the internet, have used their welding rod and it works-- if you follow the directions to the letter. Best of luck with your project.
     
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  26. 2OLD2FAST
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    If you go this route , find some scrap & practice , practice , practice . It's similar to solder but very strong .
     
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  27. I too have used the muggy weld with very good results. That was my first thought when I saw your part.
     
  28. I sold him the one on the right in my picture above and as I was putting it in an envelope, I dropped it, and it cracked in half. Refunded him his money. They are brittle to say the least. The other ones I have are backups. IMG_2675.JPG
     
  29. Never underestimate the power of desire and hand tools. As others have said, files, drill and bits, saw, block of aluminum or steel and an afternoon of alone time bonding with your hotrod should have you covered...and the new part will not be brittle.
     
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