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401 Part - does anyone recognise this?

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Old 26-04-18, 01:53 PM
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Default 401 Part - does anyone recognise this?

After more than a year of inactivity I have got back to restoring my 401.
Unfortunately the mechanic who took the car apart is long gone.
I have come across the attached part marked N540241 - but I can not figure out what it is or where it comes from.
Ideas and suggestions welcome.
George
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Old 26-04-18, 03:46 PM
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Looks like throttle linkage to me to Carb balance bar
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Old 26-04-18, 04:26 PM
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It is the Ignition advance and retard control lever which mounts on the engine bulkhead
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Old 26-04-18, 07:14 PM
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It is the advance/retard lever.the longer part has the dashboard pull wire clamped to it ,the shorter has a double ball joint bar attached to the distributer. It is bulkhead mounted.
Gerald.
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Old 26-04-18, 09:25 PM
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George ,
It is an ignition advance /retard transfer lever that is bolted to the engine side of the firewall .
There is a rod approx 14 inches long attached to the short end of the lever that connects to the clamping plate of the distributor .
A cable from the "I" knob on the dash goes through the firewall and is attached to the long end of the lever . When the "I" knob is pulled it moves the distributor , thus retarding the ignition.
I hope this explanation is clear enough .
If not someone with a 401 can post a photo of it insitu for you.

Geoff
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Old 28-04-18, 08:06 PM
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Gentlemen many thanks for all your feedback. If anyone can take a take a photo of where it is mounted on the firewall I would very much appreciate it.
When I bought the car it was fitted with a 6 cylinder Triumph engine.
We have now found a replacement Bristol engine but I am missing the rod that connects to the distributor.
George
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