When I took the old linkage from the car I was rather pleased with the fact that I ordered new ball joints as the original ones were rather worn out after 80.000 km. And with the new rod at the correct length it was time to give the linkage mechanism a good clean and some lubrication were needed;
Although the linkage rod isn't that much longer now, I needed to screw out the throttle pedal stop about 5 mm. Which means I actually shortened the pedal's travel by several centimetres! Well pleased with that. A test drive is scheduled tomorrow to see how it all works!