Mine is as you described-crossing the firewall and then back over the
top to the IP-pix to follow off list.

Dwight Giles, Jr
1979 240D auto, 250K + miles
1990 300D 2.5t, 129K miles
Wickford, RI

-----Original Message-----
[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Jim Cathey
Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2006 5:07 PM
To: Mercedes Discussion List
Subject: Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

> I'd be happy to take and  send you pictures of the throttle linkage of

> my '79 240D. I am not sure if I have that type of linkage you are 
> looking for or not-mine is a series of rods with pivots that goes over

> top of the valve cover. If that's it' let me know and I'll happy to 
> shoot and send. My brother has a 78 which might have the earlier type 
> of linkage.

That's it, probably.  Both vintages have bunches of Rube Goldberg crap
on top of the valve cover, the difference is on which side the throttle
pedal force is applied.  In the older style the linkage runs along the
firewall to the right side, forward to a pivot at the exhaust manifold,
up (via a dogleg) to the valve cover, over the top, then finally down to
the IP.  There's extra crap bolted here and there for cruise, idle 
stop lever, AT.  This as described is the one I'm looking for, detailed
photos of the mess at the top specifically.  (You can see how this is
handy for throttle-plate-equipped machines like gassers or older diesels
like the Frankenheap, where most of that linkage needn't be there.)

The newer style has the linkage run forward (as a torque rod) from the
firewall, and then is linked here and there upwards to the valve cover
for whatever reasons.  I have examples of this style, no photos are
required.  Thanks!

-- Jim

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