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Yes.....as Bobmo has said, do yourself a favor and replace the factory carb with a RedLine Weber 32/36 electric choke carb.
If you have emission testing in your area, then you may need to buy a rebuilt factory carb.
The trouble with the factory carb is that it is a "feedback" carb and it requires input from the many other sensors and devices throughout the engine bay......if a previous Owner has messed with and or broken any of those sensors/devices......then your task of replacing the carb with a factory carb, could be daunting! It only takes one sensor or device to throw the factory carb into "limp mode" or just cause the carb to not work properly.
I have tried many times to repair or rebuild the factory carbs......with about a 50% success rate......and I am a very competent "home" mechanic. I have even given up on a few (years ago now) and ordered a rebuilt factory carb from Carbs Unlimited, Inc......one ran good, the other not so good......
Now-a-days, I always buy a Weber when I have to rebuild a B-series engine that was still using a factory carb. The Weber (RedLine Weber's are the best) is cheaper, and totally adjustable/tunable......unlike the factory carb.
 

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You use the factory throttle linkage.

Now, the bracket to hold the linkage is.......in the KIT. So, if you didn't get a Weber & kit......you'll need to make one to use temporarily so you can get up and running, then install a Weber one later if you like.

Bracket looks like this......

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I will typically "open" the smaller hole in the bracket where the cable goes, with a multi-stepped drill bit to around 5/8" so I can install the rubber isolation washer in that opened up hole, and have the nut & washer on each side of the rubber washer......just like the factory had it setup on a stock carb throttle bracket.


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In these pics, I was setting it all up and did not have the rubber washer, and larger hole drilled yet......I will see if I can find a pic where it was done later.
 

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I hear ya......I always have an extra vehicle (or 3....tagged & insured...LOL) hanging around. I hate having to be held to a timeline, when I consider my automotive work as my hobby. Currently I have 3 Mazda trucks, a 2002 2500HD Silverado Crew Cab truck, a 2009 Hyundai Sonata, and a 1969 GTO convertible.......waiting for me to jump in them and drive them! This does not count my wife's and daughter's daily transportation! It also does not count the vehicles I have that are not tagged and insured........the Sonata is basically sold to a friend, but I need to get paid first! :)
 
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