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Throttle Cable Help Needed

Discussion in 'Intermediate CJ-5/6/7/8' started by luvdabeach23, Sep 25, 2019.

  1. Sep 25, 2019
    luvdabeach23

    luvdabeach23 Making an honest attempt

    Purcellville, VA
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    Gents,
    Spent a bit of cash over the past couple months getting running and back on the road. Among other things I had a new Weber 2-bbl carb and exhaust installed by a "jeep shop." But when I got home from the shop the throttle cable wasn't installed properly. It starts and runs fine - I just can't give it any gas beyond idle (and thus, drive it).
    Before, I had the 1-bbl Carter and the throttle linkage connected on the left; now its on the right side and I have about an extra foot of cable. I tried to simply use zip ties to hold in place and that lasted about 5 minutes. Does anyone have an idea beyond simply ordering a custom cable?
    If no, I am fine taking that route. Anyone have experience in this area? Was looking at this site:
    Throttle Cables & Linkage - Pegasus Auto Racing Supplies
    In that case I'd need the jacket length, inner cable length, and total travel required. Anyone have tips for accurately capturing the measurements.

    Every day this Jeep isn't on the road I'm getting a heap of drama so any help is much appreciated.
     
  2. Sep 25, 2019
    Rich M.

    Rich M. Shoe pusher

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  3. Sep 26, 2019
    Buildflycrash

    Buildflycrash Member Sponsor

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    I found it may be best to start adjusting/setup from the full throttle point. When pedal is on floor the throttle linkage should be fully open. If the linkage bottoms out first and you stomp the pedal something will break. Ask me how I know.
     
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2019
  4. Sep 26, 2019
    rejeep

    rejeep Well-Known Member Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

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    that's what im using on my Dauntless in the Rover
    great unit
     
  5. Sep 26, 2019
    Dphillip

    Dphillip Sponsor Sponsor

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    The gas pedal and throttle cable from a mid 80’s Cherokee was a direct bolt on to my 1976 CJ. The Cherokee throttle cable is also longer which might help your situation. The junk yards are full of those old Cherokee’s..
     
  6. Sep 26, 2019
    melvinm

    melvinm Member

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    You might want to check ATP Automotive .
     
  7. Sep 30, 2019
    luvdabeach23

    luvdabeach23 Making an honest attempt

    Purcellville, VA
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    So I ordered the Lokar cable - went with the 36" just in case. Rich - did you also install the Lokar bracket? And will you PM me a picture of your set-up pls?

    Thx.
     

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