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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old May 21st, 02, 10:26 AM Thread Starter
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Hey, i was wondering who out there uses a 6 cyl gas pedal assembly witht there v8, as i want to have a throttle cable not throttle linkage, also what cable do you use , the camaro 6 cyl one??? please help, thanks
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old May 21st, 02, 08:10 PM
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I haven't done it, but might try it.
I would try a 1970 V8 cable, which uses the screw attachment at anchor point. My only worry is it might be too short, but might work. I think a GM big car cable is longer. I used one like that once on a V8 Vega project.

The hole in firewall is under the windshield wiper motor where the engine ground cable attaches. Use the cable bolt to secure the throttle cable and drill the cable hole next to it.
There should be a bulge there for the cable.
Some earlier Camaros like my 67, don't have the bulge.
I'd add the forked rod to my gas pedal, and put a set collar on in place of the gas pedal arm, or cut the arm short to keep the pedal in place.
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old May 22nd, 02, 04:05 AM
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If you are not looking for something original, try these guys. I bought the universal cable and it works great.
http://www.lokar.com/

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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old May 22nd, 02, 04:02 PM Thread Starter
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kgaffney, thanks alot, lokar site is nice, did you use your gas pedal assembly or did you have to buy one of theirs??? also if you used yours, was it a 6 cyl assembly or v8 gas pedal assembly??? thanks for your help!! oh ya was it an easy install?? thanks again
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old May 22nd, 02, 04:40 PM
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I used my existing pedal assembly (the car is a 4 speed so I didn't have to worry about trans kick downs or anything like that).

The assembly was a piece of cake. Cut the cable to length - One end has a connector to attach to the pedal assembly on the fire wall / the other end has a connector for the carb. I can take a picture of it tomorrow if you would like.

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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old May 22nd, 02, 04:58 PM Thread Starter
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Kevin, yes that sounds good on the pic, also was your car a v8 or 6 cyl car, the v8 had throttle linkage and the 6 cyl had throttle cables, so the gas pedal assemblies differ, thanks alot
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old May 23rd, 02, 03:48 AM
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I have a bbc in my 68 and the pedal - cable from Lokar. I havent put it in yet but it looks pretty easy.
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old May 23rd, 02, 04:56 AM
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I picked up a couple of throttle cables and pedal assemblies at the boneyard from early Nova's but have not installed them yet. Anyone install the cable with the motor in the car? It looks really tight down there and I just haven't gotten motivated enough to crawl on top of the motor and try.

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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old May 24th, 02, 06:56 PM
 
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I picked up a pedal & cable assembly out of an 80's little Blazer from the junkyard. Had to do a little fabricating on the pedal angle, but it works great. Now I don't have to worry about breaking a motor mount and having the engine spike because of the linkage.

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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old May 28th, 02, 07:03 PM
 
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I put a cable from a 73 nova v8 in and it worked good. the cable is long enough. you just need the bracked to bolt to the rear carb bolt bracket.
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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old May 29th, 02, 02:11 AM Thread Starter
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nomanrs, did you have the v8 throttle set-up or the 6 cyl, so the nova cable was a direct bolt on to where the 6 cyl cable mounted?? let me know, thanks alot
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old May 29th, 02, 01:02 PM
 
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I used the 6 cyl gas pedal bracket with the Lokar cable assembly. It works great behind the BB. Had to clean up the cable slot on the pedal a little but, other than that, it went in without a problem.
The Lokar gas pedal for the ist Gen. Camaro looks great, if your not going for the original look.
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