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Gas pedal options?

Discussion in 'Modified Alpine' started by NorCal, Apr 27, 2019.

  1. NorCal

    NorCal Silver Level Sponsor

    While I’m replacing the brake master cylinder and have the brake pedal assembly out, I can’t help but notice the long loopy gas pedal rod that is uncomfortably close to the brake pedal. I like the Tiger gas pedal set up much better, but thinking there might be other options?
     
  2. PROCRAFT

    PROCRAFT Donation Time

    Make your own them you'll get what you want
     
  3. 260Alpine

    260Alpine Silver Level Sponsor

    Look at a Chevelle repro.
     
  4. Bill Eisinger

    Bill Eisinger Donation Time

    For my SI V6 conversion project I’m leaning toward a Lokar (or similar) cable throttle setup and getting away from the mechanical linkage...
     
  5. NorCal

    NorCal Silver Level Sponsor

    Thanks. My motor uses the stock Capri linkage, pulled off a cable, and has a lot of moving parts. I’m thinking’s simple bell crank off a rod or cable would do the trick.
     
  6. NorCal

    NorCal Silver Level Sponsor

    Cut the contraption off last night, the final straw was that it was interfering with the master cylinder reservoir. I’ll look for a replacement throttle cable.
     
  7. 260Alpine

    260Alpine Silver Level Sponsor

    The MG guys use a high quality bicycle brake cable for throttle.
     
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2019
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  8. Bill Blue

    Bill Blue Platinum Level Sponsor

    Cruise control cable works good.
     
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  9. NorCal

    NorCal Silver Level Sponsor

    Thanks for the options. The Weber carb I have on there has a pull down linkage. Looking at using a motorcycle throttle cable that has a 90 degree bend in it.
     
  10. NorCal

    NorCal Silver Level Sponsor

    Does this look like a Tiger unit or not Sunbeam?

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  11. PROCRAFT

    PROCRAFT Donation Time

    Not a Tiger
     
  12. NorCal

    NorCal Silver Level Sponsor

    One of 100’s of projects completed. $6 motorcycle throttle cable with right angle bend, original Capri cable and fabricated bracket. Works like butter.

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  13. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    Not sure if this will work for you or not? But works fine with the Holey 390 four bbl on the 2.8 V6.

    In the third PIC teh "Blue" rod replaces the stock rod.

    In the fourth PIC the stock rod lays beside the Rod I made that is "fixed" in the Stock assembly.
     

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  14. PROCRAFT

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    Dan looks like one of those pictures shows a High Volume Master Cylinder we just spoke about.
     

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  15. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    It is a Wildwood 3/4 bore.
     
  16. weaselkeeper

    weaselkeeper Silver Level Sponsor

    I used a Lacar cable to the 390 Holley. Pedal is from a slightly modified early 70s Chevy C10 p/u or blazer. Pretty simple to do. Probably similar to the Cameron mentioned above.
     
  17. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    Hi There Weaselkeeper! Great to hear from you! WHat's with your V6 Project?
     
  18. PROCRAFT

    PROCRAFT Donation Time

    Huh just like we talked about
     
  19. weaselkeeper

    weaselkeeper Silver Level Sponsor

    Dan R. Am sorry to say that my project stalled again when life got in the way. Dad passed, had to repair and sell their house,clear his shop and sell off dad's stable of antique John Deere Tractors and move then Mom to assisted living. Things are stable now, and it's time to dust off the project.

    I recently melted the leaded seams out as two seams had failed and I didn't want the others to follow. I'm in the process of welding patches in to fill the gaps where the lead used to be. All the rust repair is done by replacing all floors and trunk floor. I also welded all the extra holes shut in the firewall to clean that up and fit vintage air heater and heater firewall fittings. Nice and clean routing of heat hoses. Once the seams are finished, I'll start with more rust repair in doors and trunk lid.

    I'm thinking of going bumperless and frenching in a licencle plate recess in the center of the rear roll pan...but that will mean changing the trunk latch......one thing always leads to four more, huh?

    Thanks for asking and the conversation helps to get motivated. That's a great value to this forum.

    I like your work and stalk your posts occasionally.
     
  20. Bill Blue

    Bill Blue Platinum Level Sponsor

    "one thing always leads to four more, huh?"
    Way back in the Gay '90's I decided to build a riding lawn mower. Over the next few years it took on three or four personas. The one lesson that I carry with me is "You cannot change just one thing".

    Bill
     

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