Re: [DML] throttle cable replacement
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Re: [DML] throttle cable replacement

This is easy to fix.  The throttle goes through a single sheath all  the way 
to the engine from the gas pedal.  Remove the old cable... then go  to an Ace 
Hardware or something like that and get some wire from the bulk  rolls.  It's 
the stuff you cut to fit, and it will be a  braided/twisted/multi-wire wire if 
that makes any sense.  Then get a couple  of fishing line shot weights (you 
only need one, but might mess it up).   The wire will easily slide up and thru 
the sheath, starting at the gas  pedal.  No oil or lube needed.  Connect the 
shot to the end of the  wire and re-attach to the gas pedal (I don't remember 
exactly how it goes, but  it's not hard).  Attach the other end to whatever 
throttle linkage you have  on your carb.  
It may take a little running around but it's definitely do-able in less  than 
1/2 hour once you round up the parts.
good luck
In a message dated 6/16/2008 10:03:02 P.M. Central Daylight Time,  
fhudkins@xxxxxxxxx writes:

Thanks,  Marc!

What I was wondering was: is the throttle cable inside a  single
sheath, or was there a join somewhere that would screw me up? As  I
don't have the manuals with me I do not know the exact routing of  the
cable, hence I didn't know if simply shoving it one end and  waiting
for it to come out the other would be easy enough for me to do on  my
own. I will simply buy the longest throttle cable I can find and  snip
it where appropriate. (My Jewish girlfriend could probably make a  joke
there, but I won't.)

As for anyone hating me, I was being  sarcastic, albeit not
successfully -- probably because I was in a state of  half-panic -- I
have to hit the road tomorrow, otherwise I won't be at work  on time
Wednesday. :P Actually, anyone who has commented on the fact that  I
put a carburetor on the car has been very polite about it. I suppose  I
get the same sort of comments about being stupid enough to buy  an
automatic since I will get "no performance,"  et cetera -- most  of
them from people who seemed to be just ribbing me friendly-like.  My
car looked so bad that I didn't put it inside at DCS, besides which  I
was a day late because the conversion was rained out on  Wednesday
among other complications, so probably the few people I know  didn't
even know I was there anyhow. James Espey said that I "should  have
known better than to listen to Bill Robertson." -- I don't know  what
he meant by that, but I doubt a vendor would ever say such a  thing
mean-spiritedly. Rick Gendreau looked at my car and thought it  was
maybe a decent job for having been done in an hour and a half. I  will
be able to clean it up fairly well over the next couple of  years,
although I am not really a "car show" person so I may or may not be  at
another DCS in the future. Time will tell.

Thanks for the  throttle help! If it can be done on the side of the
road, then it can be  done swiftly by myself before I hit the road
tomorrow, which is what I  needed to know!

Farrar Hudkins

On Mon, Jun  16, 2008 at 8:36 PM, Marc Levy <malevy_nj@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> See  what happens when you install a Carburator??  LOL!!
> A job  I have never done..  But I have heard it done "on the road" so it  
> be that bad...
> Why would ANYONE hate  you?
> --- On Mon, 6/16/08, Farrar Hudkins  <fhudkins@xxxxxxxxx> wrote
> I realise everyone on this  list probably hates me now, but I need some
> help with my throttle  cable. I frigged up the end and now I have to
> install a new one. I am  out of town right now and need to know if this
> is simple or not,  because I have no one to help me and I do not have
> my usual  tools.


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