: 67 cable gas pedal
Mar 29th, 04, 04:34 AM
Not sure this is the right forum, but....
Does anyone have a picture of a factory 6 cyl pedal showing how it looks where the cable attaches to the pedal?
Also, do I need to go thru the firewall on the flat area beside the steering column?
Any help is appreciated.
Mar 29th, 04, 05:47 AM
Virgil, are you converting from rod linkage to cable?
Mar 29th, 04, 05:56 AM
Yes I am converting to cable.
I was trying to get an idea of how the pedal is set up, so I can make one. I will probably use the cable from an 80's Chevy PU, (it snaps into a square hole in the firewall, and has the newer style end on the carb side)
I have looked at the Lokar setup, but my interior is all stock, and the billet would stick out. Plus I like the "factory" look.
Thanks for any help that you can provide.
Mar 29th, 04, 06:07 AM
In my wilder years, I converted a OHC 6 cyl. 68 Firebird to a small block Chevy. It had a cable throttle system and I used the stock cable. It's been 30 years, but if I recall, the cable at the pedal went through a sleeve that retained it in the pedal. The cable itself exited the firewall at the stock location. It has been a long time and I may be off. I would look at using a 6 cyl. cable system before I tried to adapt something else to work.
Mar 29th, 04, 10:15 AM
Ok, assuming you use a 70's GM donor parts car, the square hole should be placed to the drivers side of the original belcrank mount on the firewall( 1" from the edge of the old bracket;on the bump), the hole centerline being even with the pivot axis of the old rod linkage. Install the cable through the firewall. Now, moving to the inside of the car, hook the cable to the pedal assy. and position it on the floorboard so that the cable is paralell to it (the floor) when the pedal is fully depressed. Locate and drill the 2 holes for the pedal base. If you have choosen your donor parts well, your stock pedal should interchange, to give it that "factory look". I can email you pics if you want. graemlins/thumbsup.gif
Mar 29th, 04, 06:23 PM
Would appreciate any pics that you would send.
Mar 30th, 04, 06:30 AM
Pedal assemblies are available on most 70's Nova's. The only mod necessary to make it work with a Lokar universal cable ($30) is to drill a hole for the cable link. Super easy.
Mar 30th, 04, 06:31 PM
I heard the cable throttle was available only on 69 not 67 or 68.
The type used had a small screw that secured the cable to the firewall not the square hole type used in later years. A 70 Camaro cable might work, but a Nova thru 74 would be better since it has the same firewall as a first gen Camaro.
The screw hole for the ground strap just under the windshield wiper motor is the one to use. There is a dimple on the firewall in later camaros that is for the cable. My 67 is an early one and doesn't have the dimple.
Mar 31st, 04, 01:14 PM
I wasn't aware of any 67 Camaro's that came with the cable throttle either. I know GM was thinking about it, my assembly manual shows a cancelled 6-cyl throttle cable.
Mar 31st, 04, 07:09 PM
67-69 Firebird is cable OHC 6 Cable is longer than V8 and for what it is worth I've only seen cable linkage on 6 cyl and cross ram set ups