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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by flyingbohemian, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. flyingbohemian
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    I am having a hell of a time finding the cable to match this one. It snapped at the pedal, as you can see, it was twisted directly onto a screw. I have been to many parts stores, and scoured the internet with no luck. The big issue is the truck is composed of 6 different cars. Mainly GM parts:
    -400 sm. block 350 off I believe a '91 chevy camaro
    -steering column off '77 pontiac something? I think a grand prix
    -edelbrock carbs

    My guess is the pontiac was the original home of this cable, but I cannot find any pics to compare it to.

    Any ideas? Also, I thought about pinching an eyelet onto the end and reinforcing it with brass...but there isn't much left as it frayed pretty badly.
    Or...is there a way to just replace the cable itself and keep all the original components?

    I'm pretty new to all this, so any help is greatly appreciated!

    Thanks!

    -Jason
     

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  2. 49ratfink
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    from California

    should be easy to find at the junkyard
     
  3. SLAMED 59
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    looks like caddy to me early 80s
     
  4. RugBlaster
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    if you know anyone at a motorcycle shop, take it to them and have em fix it.
     

  5. the-rodster
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    I dunno, maybe the 91 camaro was the donor for that?

    All early 90's GM RWD accelerator cables looked like that, just different lengths, thru the middle, and pull lengths on the end.
     
  6. flyingbohemian
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    All good info. thanks!
     
  7. squirrel
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    the round grommet where it enters the bracket, and the use of the ball end on it, make me think it's an early cable, late 60s-early 70s, looks like a chevy, but could be other GM.

    Later chevys had a square end at the carb, similar to the pedal end. also they had a flat end with a hole in it, instead of the ball fitting.
     
  8. plodge55aqua
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    If it has a bracket on the manifold to accomidate ?? a square end.. A Malibu late 70s early 80s might work..
     
  9. arca39
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    from summit il

    try mid 80's to mid 90's gm trucks, as for the pedal end, if the is a trucking comp. near you go ask a mech. if the have lead cable clamps- and make a nice loop with it then coat with some type of rubber--like the stuff to put on fences. should hold up for a long time.
     
  10. squirrel
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  11. I have replaced cables that broke , found longer ones in junk yard. You then solder the cable where you want to cut it, then cut it with a cutoff wheel. Then put it in your tube and solder a metal stop on the end.
     
  12. sten5173
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    from ct

    Kind of looks like my 2.8 V-6 Chevy S-Ten pickup / late 80's

    I Like the Reply on "How To Shorten A Cable".
     
  13. flyingbohemian
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    Thanks, I ended up finding one from Summit racing that worked real well.
     

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