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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Jan 19th, 10, 10:03 AM Thread Starter
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Throttle Cable and Carb Bracket--Is Lokar worth it?

I bought the Lokar gas pedal set (Part# BAG6096) and now have to get a throttle cable and carb bracket.

The Lokar cable and bracket (DP-1000HT) cost around $80 shipped. I see similiar set-ups (non Lokar) for around $35 shipped.

Is Lokar worth paying more than double the price?

I only see two differences:
Lokar cable has a teflon inner sheath/lower priced has a nylon sheath
Lokar Carb bracket has a set screw/lower priced does not.

FWIW--I have a SBC 350 with a 700R4. I need something reliable but don't need to pay for a brand name if a non-brand serves the same function...

What are you all using? What do you think?

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The 67-69 6 cylinder Camaro's used a cable. Nova's are also good donor cars.
Also check out amazon.com for those new parts.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss...throttle+cable

I have a 69 with a 700r4 and the throttle rod is fine !

Here is a picture of my set up. The red line shows a possible better solution ?


69 Camaro -originally a LM1 car. 327, Edelbrock E-streets, hooker, DUI performance distributors, ultradyne cam, stewart, TRW etc. Vintage Air, AGR steering, Corbeau GTSII seats, 700R4 transmission, 12-bolt w/Eaton 4.11:1

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Re: Throttle Cable and Carb Bracket--Is Lokar worth it?

I did some additional research and found that the Lokar cable is more tightly braided than the standard "universal cable" and is also teflon lined.

This translates in the cable: 1) being able to bend more tightly than the universal cable and still function and 2) have smoother action in that the cable slide in and out of the sheath more easily.

So, despite it being $20 more expensive, I'm going to buy the Lokar

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