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Author Topic:   Throttle cable question???
Eric Pattridge
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 48
posted March 20, 2005 04:39 PM  
What type of set ups are people running for throttle cables. I use the stock pedal and I guess it is the stock cable that has the plastic/ rubber piece that fits in a slot behind the carburetor to secure the outside part of the cable. Well last night the plastic piece broke causing the cable to come loose and therefore ended my night. I see that Day Motorsports sells throttle pedal and linkage. Is there any modifications to install this? Or can I just get the linkage which is solid and not a cable? I have an 85 Monte Carlo.

p.s. There are a thousand and one ways to loose, I'm on #857..lol. It least wasnt major mechanical or body damage.

racingfool1
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 36
posted March 20, 2005 04:49 PM  
S**** the cable and use a rod with pull back on the pedal. If your cable frays and hangs up you are screwed. You will have to bend it to make it work but it takes just a few minutes to do and you can use them forever.

pit_boss
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 80
posted March 20, 2005 05:00 PM  
It will take a little fabricating to make it work,make sure when you cut a hole thru the firewall you make it egg shaped and plenty big to compensate for any body flexing or settling, so it doesnt bind. also make a throttle stop some how so your peddle bottoms on the stop the same time your cab is wide open, so you don't break your throttle shaft.

dirty58
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 115
posted March 20, 2005 07:01 PM  
use the pedaal with pull back and a rod a little work but well worth it

petordragon
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 167
posted March 20, 2005 08:42 PM  
replace the stock cable the one you just broke was prob on car when it was new.

AtomicPunk
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 130
posted March 20, 2005 09:27 PM  
The rod with the little adjustable heim ends is the way to go. Got mine from Speedway, its purple anodized aluminum and can be bent some for clearance. Been using it for like 4 years and never had a problem.

Eric Pattridge
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 48
posted March 20, 2005 10:12 PM  
I see that the aftermarket pedal and rod set up is the way to go. Next question is I see that there are different mount types for the pedals. Would the one that is firewall mount be easiest to install? It looks as if it just bolts to the firewall. Also the pull back on the pedal, is that the throttle return springs? Sorry for all the questions I want to make sure I do it right, and thanks for all the info.

racingfool1
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 36
posted March 20, 2005 10:22 PM  
The pull back on the throttle is welded to the pedal itself, it is basically a toe lift for the pedal, if it sticks or binds you can pull it back up that way. You can buy the pedal that way or weld a bracket onto yours. Either way it is well worth the time and money. I use the side mount ones but either way you would have to adapt it to your needs. Might be easier to add the pull back to yours depending on if you do your own welding and fabricating.

Eric Pattridge
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 48
posted March 21, 2005 05:21 PM  
I ordered the pedal and rod combo kit from Day Motorsports today. Should be here in a couple days so I can get back racing this weekend. I ordered the delux one, comes with everything. It bends easily to clear air cleaner and I can cut to fit. It has the pull back on the pedal. Gonna get this fixed up right. Thanks for all the info. This is a great forum.

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