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Old 06-13-2005, 10:45 AM
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Throttle Control..Cable / Lever & Rod/ Or Electronic ( Throttle By Wire)

What's your suggestion...........

Last week we droped the body on my 65 Vette onto a freshly restored frame with a brand new ZZ502Delux.

Everything is fine except I forgot to address one thing....the throttle lever in the engine compartment. The Small Block 65 chassis and body (which the Vette was originally) has a forward curving lever that contacts the intake of the 502. I don't have enough travel in the lever to use the top large hole in the Holley 850 CFM. If I use the small hole below I can just manage to get enough for WOT. But this makes the Go Pedal very Touchy as compared to the top hole which would be more linear.

Still..I have to do some work to make it work correctly. There isn't enough room to get to the lever to remove it now that the motor is in. It's located in the upper section of the tunnel on the driver side. I can get my fingers on the nut but don't think I could crank a wrench.

So..I looked at "Lokar" .. but I was wondering..is there anyone else who makes cable pedals like Lokar or even something new like a Throttle by wire kit...Don't even think anyone has one of those out yet.

Anyway ..got any Idea's...for addressing this issue..

Thanks...
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Old 06-13-2005, 11:25 AM
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Throttle linkage

Ford vans..(perish the word Ford for a Chevy guy) have a throttle cable such as is used on motorcycles..this thing can be routed so that it will work and get rid of the lever problem you have..

In this case that may be the way to go as it attaches to the gas pedal through a bracket and a bracket attaches to the engine it self...Might be needing to make a trip to the local pic-a-part for one of those...

Works for me

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Ford vans..(perish the word Ford for a Chevy guy) have a throttle cable such as is used on motorcycles..this thing can be routed so that it will work and get rid of the lever problem you have..

In this case that may be the way to go as it attaches to the gas pedal through a bracket and a bracket attaches to the engine it self...Might be needing to make a trip to the local pic-a-part for one of those...

Works for me

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Thanks OMT....Perish the word..... Ford Van ..Huh....Well I might have to check that out..
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Most Fords have cable operated throttles except very early ones, choose a late model car with the right length cable for your needs.
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Most Fords have cable operated throttles except very early ones, choose a late model car with the right length cable for your needs.

Ford seems to be poping up alot here.......

Thanks Chuck..
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