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throttle cable question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dirtwarrior17, Feb 21, 2005.

  1. dirtwarrior17

    dirtwarrior17 Banned

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    BBBBBBBBBBAAAAADDDDDDDDD throttle stick

    If i had it in drive i would have gone through the garage. Right now the cable is too long and curled up like a pig tail so it sticks. I want to cut it about 10 inches to fit the holley tbi and manifold. My question is how does the cable connect to the pedal and how easy is it to cut and re-attach?

    thanks in advance

    shane
     
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    mine is curled around and doesn't stick, you may wanna try lubing yours up or getting a new one.

    IIRC the ends are molded into place so it'll be hard to shorten it.
     
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    Get a throttle cable from a camaro or firebird (f-body) mid 80's carbed version. Mine fit right on my Holley. They are shorter and should cure your problem.

    T.J.
     
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    dirtwarrior17 Banned

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    cool... im gonna try to lube it first. what should i use wd40?
     
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    For a quick fix, couldn't you just cut it and use a small cable clamp to hold it on?
     
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    a cable clamp would work except it would yank out if your throttle spring pressure is too high. on a lighter note you shouldtry some graphite lube to see if you can lube that cable up some b/c my cable is looped and doesnt stick. so try that but i wouldnt try and shorten it b/c that wont last long. get a shorter one from a 83-88 G-body IE: monte carlo, cutlass, regal ETC...

    luke
     
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    I hit it with some wd and it freed it up real nice except for the last 1/8 of an inch on the pedal range. Unless i take my foot off real quick it stays open and sits at about 1000
     
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    its probably the hollow bell hanging up on sheath out at the TB.. when mine was coming thru the bracket at a little funky angle it would do that.. the loop was causing the bad angle.. wire tied it over to correct but eventually i'll get a shorter cable in there...
     
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    I'll see what i can do....


    thanks for the help.
     

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