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Airbox back plate throttle cable fixing

PostPost by: David1953 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:28 pm

My back plate is less than perfect and is missing the bracket for the throttle cable end and the return spring.
Hopefully it should be easy enough to make a replacement. Could someone let me know the dimensions I should be aiming for? I understand height wise it should be level with the bottom of the plate, but not sure how far the cable centre should be from the plate.

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PostPost by: mbell » Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:51 pm

Probably go to state what carbs/air box style you referring to as I think there is some variance between the different airboxes.

(For example my cars been covert from DHLA to weber carbs and i had to re-drill my bracket to accept the weber return spring.)
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PostPost by: David1953 » Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:30 pm

Car is a S3, reasonable chance the back plate is as well. Carps are weber.
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PostPost by: types26/36 » Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:23 pm

Couple of pics that may help you.
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PostPost by: David1953 » Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:31 pm

Thanks, that should be fine to copy.
Bit lower than I guessed.
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PostPost by: types26/36 » Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:10 pm

Two more.
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