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Old 21-04-2019, 10:58 PM
GDBST1 GDBST1 is offline
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Throttle linkage upgrade

Hi guys,

I've got a 69 Camaro with what looks like the original throttle rod setup.

It feels kinda clunky under foot and I'm lucky to get 80% on the throttle position sensor if I push as hard as I can and can't see anyway of adjusting it. I also have a problem where the bracket that bolts to the firewall hits the valve cover.

Has anyone on here down an upgrade to it?

Is it an easy swap?
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Old 22-04-2019, 01:05 AM
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6cylinders had a cable throttle. I changed mine over pretty easy.


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Old 02-05-2019, 04:00 PM
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Jury is out between cable v's linkage - people all have their own preferences.

I converted mine to a cable setup. I have yet to do a lot of driving as car is still being worked on, but have driven a little and it seems pretty good.

On my 68, I did originally buy an after market version of the OEM style pedal used on that 6 cyl (for cable use). Can't comment on the 69 as per previous post - may or may not use the same pedal - but the replacement you will commonly find for your 68 is NOT well made. I thought it was rubbish. Lot's of flex, mostly plastic. NOT robust.

In the end I replaced the lot.

Cable I went with was lokar adjustable: http://www.lokar.com/throt-cable-kickdowns.html


Pedal I went with was an assembly from Billet Specialties as it retained a OEM look....at least a little. http://www.billetspecialties.com/ped...maro/firebird/

I did have to create new hole in my firewall to align the pedal linkages and the cable for smooth operation, (does vary on these older cars) otherwise it was a bolt on deal.

I did have a cable bracket from FAST which also made my life easy....https://www.fuelairspark.com/throttl...mount-kit.html

Good luck!
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Old 02-05-2019, 08:03 PM
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I don't think you can beat a cable for throttle actuation. Unaffected by engine movement etc. Linkages/rods need connection points, adds places that have clearance/wear issues.

To keep your throttle cable nice & smooth in operation, periodically remove the end from the engine. Hang it up & dribble auto trans fluid into it until it exits at the pedal end. This will lubricate it & keep the nice feel.
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Old 06-05-2019, 07:44 PM
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I don't think you can beat a cable for throttle actuation. Unaffected by engine movement etc. Linkages/rods need connection points, adds places that have clearance/wear issues.

To keep your throttle cable nice & smooth in operation, periodically remove the end from the engine. Hang it up & dribble auto trans fluid into it until it exits at the pedal end. This will lubricate it & keep the nice feel.
I agree, cable is better (for me anyway). I converted my 68 to cable. Compared to my HQ (which had linkage) it is much smoother.
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Old 08-05-2019, 03:12 PM
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Lokar also make a pedal that uses factory mount for a cable conversion.
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