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Old 07-10-2005, 16:47   #1 (permalink)
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Accelerator cable bracket on HI Rise manifold

Hey all
Was wondering what you guys use for accelerator cable brackets? I use a simple home made one on my redline torker. It is braced using an intake bolt and only used the cable tensioner to make adjustments.

Now I have ordered a Torque power hi rise I cant do this anymore. If I did mount the bracket off the intake bolt, the carby throttle ball would be at a tight angle going up.

So are you fellas using big brand name brakets? home mades etc?
There are some good looking PWR brackets that mount on the carb stud etc... these any good?
Also I would like to be able to adjust the cable length a bit more to help with the positive-stop and over extending the carby arm.

anyone got something simple?

thanks all

ps. anyone know what a standard accelerator cable size is for the ball hole? I have tried 1/4 and 5/16 both not fitting. One too small and next too large!
I am talkiong about the ball you screw on the carb arm for the cable to hook on to.

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Old 07-10-2005, 18:03   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Accelerator cable bracket on HI Rise manifold

I use a CVR branded bracket. As per usual they are designed for use on a chev carb but it doesn't take much to make it work on a Ford Pic below.

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Re: Accelerator cable bracket on HI Rise manifold

I just use a bit of alloy bent at 90 degrees and bolted to the manifold
bolt. This is on a weiand, but would just need to be made longer to suit
a hirise.
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Re: Accelerator cable bracket on HI Rise manifold

I use this

http://www.lokar.com/interior_pages/...es/b_mount.jpg

One cable is for the accelerator and the other is for the auto kickdown.
The kickdown mounts where the accelerator normally goes and the trottle pulls from behind.
Both cable covers are braided, looks trick, except the part with LOKAR on it is made of plastic.
The red bracket looks pretty good but I can't see why they don't have a provision for the return spring on it.
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Re: Accelerator cable bracket on HI Rise manifold

Brenx your setup is very, very nice. I would love something like that, but budget is contrictive at the moment. I might buy some ally and try to make something flashy in the garage, anything would be better than the bend steel peice of crap that was on the car when I bought it. I agree with xcgxl though, odd that it doesn't have provision for a return spring. Return springs are another major problem with my setup at the moment, as the throttle cable has a kink in it so I have to run four springs to make 100% sure the cable doesn't stick and jam my throttle open. That's another one of the many dodgy things that were on my car when I bought it. A long process fixing it all up, that's for sure.
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Re: Accelerator cable bracket on HI Rise manifold

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I can't see why they don't have a provision for the return spring on it.
It wouldn't be hard to set up. Just under the CVR you could drill a 1/8
small hole, and put the spring there. It would pull nice and even then too.
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Brenx your setup is very, very nice. I would love something like that, but budget is contrictive at the moment. I might buy some ally and try to make something flashy in the garage, anything would be better than the bend steel peice of crap that was on the car when I bought it. I agree with xcgxl though, odd that it doesn't have provision for a return spring. Return springs are another major problem with my setup at the moment, as the throttle cable has a kink in it so I have to run four springs to make 100% sure the cable doesn't stick and jam my throttle open. That's another one of the many dodgy things that were on my car when I bought it. A long process fixing it all up, that's for sure.
If you use too heavy a return spring it can stuff the bushes in your throttle plates, as well as making the accelerator hard to push.
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Re: Accelerator cable bracket on HI Rise manifold

The setup springwise has changed again. That spring setup didn't work with the new carb. I know run 2 springs. Looks even rougher but its functional.
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If you use too heavy a return spring it can stuff the bushes in your throttle plates, as well as making the accelerator hard to push.
Yeah I've heard about guys shagging the throttle shafts with tough springs so I was careful with how I did mine. When I bought the car it had a ridiculously hard spring which most certainly would have damaged the throttle shaft. That spring was actually so hard that it caused me to be unable to get full throttle due to the brackets that hold the throttle pedal to the floor bending when I applied the accellerator. On top of that it made the car miserable to drive.
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In regards to running return springs, you must have two for scruitineering at the drags for comp meets.
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