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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 31st, 01, 01:03 PM Thread Starter
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I need some help, I am installing an edelbrock STR10 crossram intake on my 69 Z/28. I just sat it on the engine and I'm trying to figure out how to hook up the gas pedal to the throttle linkage. The rod coming from the arm on the firewall will not even come close to connecting. If anyone else is running this set-up please let me know what you used to hook up the gas pedal. Thanks, Jack
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 31st, 01, 02:12 PM
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Rick's First Generation sells a gas pedal assembly for crossram setups. It is a used part and they say call for the price. The part number is PT-78. They also list a throttle cable part number CRP-11. Their phone number is 1-800-359-7717. If you go to their website you can download the catalog
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 31st, 01, 04:30 PM
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I think the GM crossram used a 6 cyl. cable type throttle linkage,but might want to check it out.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 31st, 01, 04:44 PM
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If the mech linkage does not line up I'd go with a 6 cyl cable and either add a rod to the gas pedal to hook it to or buy the repro 6 cyl gas pedal.

If you want to switch back to the single four barrel you can use a shorter 70 camaro cable with the single anchor bolt on the firewall like the 6 cyl uses.

There is a dimple on the firewall under the wiper motor, and usually there is a small ground strap screwed there. Use the ground strap screw to hold the cable and drill out the firewall next to the screw for the cable.
If you get "Camaro Untold Secrets" By Wayne Guinn, it has photos and descriptions of the cable setup.
It's important to hook the cable to the large hole on the RF carb's throttle arm or it will take a lot of pedal pressure to operate the throttle.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Feb 1st, 01, 12:45 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for everyones help, the tips are great. My car is not all original so I don't want to go with the crossram throttle since it cost about $200 bucks from Ricks. Where can I get the 6 cylinder throttle cable that you all are talking about? I don't think any of the aftermarket books have 6 cylinder stuff. The original crossram gas linkage looks like it hooks up on the inside of the back carb where as my linkage hooks up on the drivers side of the back carb, which is a long way from where the gas pedal comes out of the firewall.
Thanks again for the help and send me more, Jack
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Feb 1st, 01, 04:04 PM
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If the edelbrock STR-10 has a mechanical linkage similar to the Offenhauser cross ram manifold. A rod mounted to the top of the manifold infront of the drivers side carb, with 2 arms off it each with an adjustable set of heim joints. Then the accelerator linkage still attaches to the driver side carb just like normal, and one of the adjustable arms also attach to the driver side carb linkage.

I had an Offenhauser manifold, on my car with a stock accelerator rod and didn't have any problems.

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