Just wondering if it is possible to fit a throttle cable to an xw in place of the standard control rod? Anyone done it?
Yep, I've done it to the ZC - and it is dead easy.
You need an XD accelerator pedal assembly - the one that goes up and over the steering column - the cable exits the firewall beside the clutch master cylinder.
I am using an XD cable, but I think an XE/XF cable is a bit better due to the larger plastic plate at the firewall
The XD pedal screws to the firewall with two brackets that have two screws each.
One of the brackets uses holes from the original pedal assembly and the other requires two holes drilled - on the ZC there were two indents in the firewall where the holes needed to go - gotta love those Fords :-)
If you have any other questions about fitting late model X-Series parts into the early model X/Z-Series Falcons and 'Lanes, give me a holler - I have done quite a bit of it to the ZC and am currently doing an XF everything into a ZD conversion...
Scat crank & rods hypo tec pistons +30thou, Edelbrock performer rpm heads wth 1.9 walves ,rpm inlet manifold and 600 holley street avenger, comp cams solid cam 331-4 with 236,236 with 110 sep and 536 lift, pacemaker 4-1 headers, holley mechanical fuel pump 110gal, high eng oil pan, and pump, crane electronic egnition. and all of the other usal stuff and its in a early block.