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Matt, Mechanical Engineer
Category: Car
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Experience:  BEng hons Mech engineering, in auto industry 22 years
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My 1962 BT7 big Healey has been stored for 35 years. Ive

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My 1962 BT7 big Healey has been stored for 35 years. I've been bringing it back to life but have one problem:
Accelerator pedal does not activate the throttle rod even though it appears that all linkage is intact. The difficulty appears to be located "where the sun doesn't shine" and I am unable to actually see into the recesses of the firewall so as to spot the problem.

Any solution will be appreciated.

The Wizard of Oz
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Matt replied 4 years ago.

The throttle link passes through the bulkhead and is an assembly of brass and steel brazed together

it sounds like one of the brazed joints has failed so allowing a rod to rotate within a joint

to fix it you'll have to withdraw the whole assembly which is possible but fiddly
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I'm still researching your suggested solution, haven't forgotten you.


Do you know where I can buy the necessary replacement parts?



Thanks, The Wiz

Expert:  Matt replied 4 years ago.

try the followoing: