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Joe Van
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Throttle Cable Conversion..????

Post by Joe Van on Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:39 am

Well got the van on the road Friday could not wait for a TRUCKIN so I took it to a local car show Saturday and got quite a few I use have or my parents had a early van and a hole lot of people looking at it. 100 cars showed up and I drove away with a trophy 1st show a reward for spending 2 month's on the floor in my garage. One of my friends brought his new toy A early 60's dodge A 100 flat glass pick up with A built 360 I told him all about the web site. NOW for the question has any body goten rid of the gas pedal linkage and converted it to a cable my pedal is stiff and rubs on the top of the master and will not fully open the 4 barrels can I use the stock pedal and make A bracket or do I have to buy a after market pedal like A LOCAR floor mount to use a cable????


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Post by Twinpilot001 on Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:59 am

many diff sellers of the "lokar"type units=i have 2 lokar throttles & cables in some of my cars -really like them too- Yet as the cables are =twisted steel/stainless small cables= ive found that where they secure into the actual throttle areas - you need to solder them as to not allow the set screw attach areas to fray & eventually break in use /time . cheers
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Post by COMSTOCK_108 on Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:44 am

I converted my G20-108 to cable throttle 37 years ago.
I used a third gen cable. Made a simple bracket at the
carb and a reversing linkage down at the peddle. If
anyone is interested I can try to post a picture.
comstock_108
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Post by Joe Van on Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:06 pm

THANKS for the reply's the carb bracket is no problem its the pedal part if you would post a picture of the bracket you made I sure would appreciate it I would like to keep the stock pedal if I can. Pictures tell a thousand words. .....JOE.........
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Post by Bear on Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:24 pm

good for you joe on 1th place thease old girls do that more than people think take home the trophys
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Post by Joe Van on Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:08 pm

THANKS BEAR I didn't get 1st place but I still brought home a trophe these's early model vans and pickup's are becoming very popular lately and are going up in value. I have 2 more friends here localy that are looking for a early van just look on the vanning websites and Ebay the ones that are decent are selling fast and for good money...............
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Post by Bear on Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:11 pm

realy if you think about it cars and old pick ups are all grabed up. vans next.
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Post by Digz on Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:24 pm

Comstock, I'd like to see some pics of the set up at the pedal. been kicking something like that around or rigging up a cross shaft like a ford in the tunnel. I hacked in a Fiero set up on my 65 but it aint pretty at the pedal.
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Post by COMSTOCK_108 on Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:15 pm

Weather permitting I'll take pictures tomorrow .
I'm up at 6200 feet on the Comstock, so weather
is always question mark. Oh every time I take the
old girl down to sea level I scare myself and whoever
is with me!
comstock_108
PS Google Forth Ward School.
I can throw rocks to it.
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Post by Digz on Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:16 pm

No rush on my part. still fighting winter here also.
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Post by Joe Van on Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:58 pm

HEY Comstock 108 no rush on my part either it works for now I have plenty of other things to do on the van I will keep a eye out for your pictures. THANKS JOE....
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Post by COMSTOCK_108 on Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:25 pm

Sorry about the delay...been under the weather.
Got the pictures today no I just have to get my
camera to talk to mu laptop. And then get the
pictures posted. I have never posted photos
before. Pardon the dirt I did this in 1976.
Stay tuned.
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Post by COMSTOCK_108 on Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:27 pm

Hey guys I could not get my pictures
to post here. I did get it to post
on VCVC. I will post more soon.
Thanks
comstock_108
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Post by Digz on Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:16 pm


Simple and solid . I like it !
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Post by Joe Van on Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:16 pm

THANKS comstock-1o8 and Digz that will definitely give me something to work with looks real good back out to the garage this weekend....................
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Post by COMSTOCK_108 on Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:51 pm

Thanks a lot Digz
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Post by ScottyJones on Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:10 pm

I just put a throttle cable in mine. I used a similar idea but I was able to repurpose some of the removed stock linkage.

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Post by Joe Van on Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:55 pm

WOW!!!.cheers. Very Impressive. What a clean set up.!!!! where did you get that bracket or did you make it? The one that has the C clip in the middle of it and how long of a cable did you wind up using??. I still haven't got around to doing mine yet.......


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Post by ScottyJones on Mon Sep 30, 2013 1:03 pm

Thanks Joe!

That horizontal bracket is just a piece of flat stock, then I drilled a large enough hole to mount that arm on it. That arm is the one that the original throttle rod normally connects to on the inside of the doghouse. I just re-used the pin and C clip.

I used quick connect heim/rod end joints I ordered from McMaster Carr. They come in handy when adjusting all this stuff. The bracket the cable goes through was just something I had lying around...I may make a new one out of thicker material as this one flexes a tiny bit.

Still working on the bracket at the carb. It's going to bolt to that hole in the intake manifold.
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Post by ScottyJones on Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:00 pm

Oh and doing it this way, I was able to get away with using a 60" cable. I bought a lokar one and am very happy with the quality.
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Post by Digz on Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:28 pm

That looks really good to me to. Stash that pic in info.
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Post by Joe Van on Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:44 pm

THANKS Scotty that's best set up I have seen yet.!!!!.Locar is the best out there...I have a 2ND gen motor box and the main bracket (lever ) I need that you used is different.!!! Once I recover some money back from some parts I bought I will see if anyone has one for sale must be that bracket is for the first Gens.scratch. I am going to start collecting parts to convert mine over the same way.!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by mo_1040 on Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:28 pm

Here's my setup... I didn't want a lot of moving parts so I tried to keep it simple. Made a whole new bracket with brass bushings, new rod, kept the origional pedal and there it is....




This is on a 2nd gen.... Because of the tunnel I had room to do it this way.


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Post by ScottyJones on Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:47 pm

That looks great!
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Post by Joe Van on Fri Oct 04, 2013 6:52 am

mo_1040 That looks real good also.!!!!. I wonder if Scotty can still install a belly pan on the Van with the linkege arm faceing up and down like that.??.scratch......

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