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Postby bluef250 » Sun Nov 27, 2005 9:54 pm

Was the kick down for the auto connected at the trapeze?

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Postby 460 crew » Sun Nov 27, 2005 9:57 pm

Nope mounted to the carb linkage.
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Postby Jake11 » Mon Nov 28, 2005 2:41 am

That "mickey mouse" throttle linkage was supposed to compensate for the engine torqing over
when you got on it. I don't like it too much. Years
ago I was laying on top of a 428 T-bird while it was
on a dyno. The throttle linkage jammed at "WOT"
and I had a wild experiance. I grabbed the coil wire
and yanked it off. Kinda exciting for a for a few sec's. If you got one of those things, take it off!
Make up a straight rod yourself. You can do it. It
is pretty easy, and safer too.

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Postby rjewkes » Wed Nov 30, 2005 8:38 pm

Safety is why they changed More than likely. They have been sacrificing performance for saftey. For a long long Time.

I have found since going back to Trapeze, that my response is perfect, i still have plenty O' Torque and HP. But now when i punch it or stand on it it shoots out just like a rocket but does not Pop or buck or sway.

Also I now know where they got the term "Stand On It!" Cuase now to kick up I have to Stand On The Throttle.

If building for race or Drag go straight, For Daily Driver or street Go Original Trapeze.

Or choose for yourself.
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