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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-28-2008, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
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Easy MC2100 throttle idea (pic)

Hey everybody!
I just got done doing the Motorcraft 2100 swap...So far I'm in about $70.
There is a very noticeable improvement in acceleration and start-up is easier.
Here is what I did w/ my throttle


Don't know why the pic won't work...you can find it in my gallery, it's the only pic in there...

I attached a 2-3" piece of metal to the right side of the master cylinder, on the stud coming out of the brake booster. Then I attached the end of the housing(the square part that went into the old bracket) to this new bracket, which I drilled a .5" by .5" "square"( not really a square, but close enough to cram the housing end in there...)

Hope this helps someone....
Tim

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Inexpensive and works...looks good to me!

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I like it!

Ya only go around once, best to enjoy it the first trip.
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I don't like it. The whole point of a throttle cable is to make throttle position independent of any motion between the body and the engine. By mounting the cable sheath to the body you will have a change in throttle as the body and engine move relative to each other. Granted the engine moves very little front to back but even 1/8" of movement will open or close the throttle quite a lot. I would remount to the intake manifold.

Just imagine what would happen if you had an engine mount break! You might windup at full throttle with no control other then to turn off the engine.

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Wilhelm's got it! It would be easy to turn the bracket downward and mount it to an intake bolt. Just use what you have and mount it to another bracket on the manifold.

Otherwise even the small amount of normal twisting and rocking from accelerating or decelerating will change throttle opening.
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Wilhelm you do make a vaild point. Still though, I'll probably not be moving the bracket for a little while. In order to bolt a similar bracket up to the manifold, it would require a longer piece of metal, and some twisting/bending to get it lined up...The beauty of this was that it took 3min. to make, and so far seems to work fine for me. But, yes, ideally it would bolt to manifold. I'll get around to it when I run out of other things to fix...
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