I’m sure you are familiar with the expression, ” a series of intricate levers and pulleys”, well, it could have been coined after Land Rover finished designing this throttle linkage.
The assembly connects the end of the throttle pedal shaft to the carburettor. Whilst it looked quite complicated, it came apart easily and with some photos for reference, it went back together easily too.
All parts were degreased, rubbed back and painted, this time in matt black. All nuts, bolts and washers were replaced with imperial stainless items. With shafts and bushes all greased, it moves a lot smoother than before.
The alternative to the lever and rods is a cable operated affair often seen controlling non standard carburettors, but I think this arrangement is rather elegant and once cleaned up, quite smart.
All it all, this was one of those parts, that looked complicated but wasn’t. It’s taken probably no more than an accumulated 3 hours of work this week to strip, clean, repaint and rebuild this assembly and I’m very pleased how its turned out.