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Second Chance Garage

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For the Classic Car Restoration Enthusiast

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FACTORY FIXES

Fast Idle Fix on 1958 Mercury

Shading indicates where throttle lever must be filed to correct fast idle.

Shading indicates where throttle lever must be filed to correct fast idle.


When an engine fails to return to a normal idle on a 1958 Mercury equipped with a Ford carburetor, the trouble may be interference between the accelerator rod clip and the throttle lever.

You can make a simple repair by filing stock from part of the throttle lever. use a small round file in the recessed curved area and a small flat file to clear other interferene.