The next part of the plan was to get it all running with
the standard cylinder head to prove the system worked and
so that when the new cams were fitted everything would work
and they could be bedded in straight away without trying
to get everything working first.
The first job was to fit the TBs to the manifold and
then work out a suitable throttle linkage. For this I couldnt
use the old linkage (which was therefore sold) and I came
up with the plan to use my old original bracket (X/flow
& carbs) mounted on a couple of brackets underneath
the TBs. I made a couple of U shaped brackets which
fitted under the manifold bolts and also under the trumpet
fixing bolts. From these I could hang the Y
shaped cable bracket. This would hold the outer of a bike
brake cable allowing the inner to continue up to a fixing
point on the TBs.
Initially I used a bolt with a hole drilled through it to
take the cable inner. The cable was held with a couple of
washers and nuts. (As a post note to getting the car on
the road I had the throttle stick open briefly due to the
bolt getting stuck as it rotated and not freeing up when
the throttle was released. This was fixed with a small Ali
bracket to hold the end of the cable - a link will be placed
here when I get chance to write it up).