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Technical Stromberg 4 x 2 linkage

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  1. Bigchuck
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    Trying to figure out the linkage set up for 4 97's staggered on an Edlebrock OL-496 mainfold. I have a linkage kit and some extra stuff but, I do not really quite know how it all goes together. The booklet have from stromberg for 4 x 2 linkage is not a whole lotta help.
    So, anybody out there running this set up that could put op a couple of photos would help a bunch. Linkage 1.jpg
     
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  2. I have this same set up for my 324 Olds to go in my 32 sedan. Id like to see it al put together as well. One for a Weiand WC4D instake should be basically the same.
     
  3. Bigchuck
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    I have emailed Stromberg for info. This was all set up (I think) at one point by someone who used to work here and is long gone. The carburetors were in a plastic bin, the linkage in pieces, mixed in with some other similar linkage was all in a box. . No pictures, diagrams of how it all went together.
    I found pics two setups to kind of guide me. One of the same manifold but, you cannot really see the back of the intake to see what is going on with the cross shaft.
     

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  4. I found that the extended throttle shafts from the passenger side carbs flex and looked like they could bind so I built an aluminum flat bar that attaches to the two driver side throttle shaft bushings. It is a tight fit to provide a stable support for the extended shafts that pass thru it. Then I used throttle arms and small heim joints with a SS shaft that I got from Tractor supply which is connected to a larger adjustable arm on the rear carb to get the pull I needed. Looked for the pic but can't find it and the whole project is in storage as we are building a new house/garage currently so I may not be much help. That engine is in my avatar if you can blow it up for reference.
    Dickster would be a good guy to solicit info from as he has built many induction systems.
     
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    Home made,( (94 s)use stock arms,bent down a tiny bit to make longer through. Fuel log is also home made from stainless box tube,along with intake done from cutting up a drive shaft. Other 4x2 set up intakes have off sets of carbs that will make it harder for linkage. My own is a Ford "Y" v8 014 (2).JPG 001 (4).JPG 024.JPG
     
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  8. Bigchuck
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    Update. I got in touch with Stromberg and they (Clive) recommended just running one rod straight through all 4 link arms. He said a back bar was not necessary because with the extended throttle shafts it was possible to line up all the link arms with one piece of rod. I sent him the photo of the Olds that I posed above and he basically said all that was not necessary. Waiting on a couple of parts, I will post up of photo of what I end up with.
     
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    There is more than one way to skin a cat
     
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    The ones that I have seen that work well all had some kind of support for the two extended throttle shafts.
     
  12. Nice now I know what to do for this one! Olds 4x2.jpg
     
  13. Bigchuck
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    The extended shafts on this are supported by a hinge that attaches to the carburetor bases behind the extended shafts.
     

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