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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Nov 14th, 02, 10:16 AM Thread Starter
 
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I am working on a six cyl to 327 conversion.

I was going to switch from the stock accelerator cable to an accelerator rod. After reading the posts, I am thinking I should just use the stock cable. I will be using a edelbrock 600 cfm carb.

Can anyone see any reason I should'nt just keep the stock cable?

Will this work?


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Steve

This car is a 1968 Camaro.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Nov 14th, 02, 10:49 AM
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You didn't mention what year Camaro you have. For originality's sake 67-69 only used cables on six cylinder models. I'm not sure you can adapt the six cable to a V-8. I would think it'll be too long. The throttle cable bracket on most V-8's mounts directly behind the carb. You might be able to use a 70-74 V-8 cable and bracket if you're using a Q-jet, but again I'm not sure. There are adjustable brackets available and if you're running a TH350 trans the kickdown cable will also need to be adapted to fit.

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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old Nov 14th, 02, 11:50 AM
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Yes, it will work. I'm using this setup.

I bought the throttle cable/kickdown bracket from Summit (chrome deal for $5 or so) and slapped it on. The cable is a bit too long, but it still works and doesn't look bad at all.

Actually, I prefer the look of it. Much cleaner, and less stuff to get in the way. I would recommend that you stick with the cable, IMO.

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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old Nov 14th, 02, 02:36 PM
 
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My 6cyl cable worked fine on the 8cyl when I swaped.

1 2RUN I thought they used a cable on crossrams?
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old Nov 14th, 02, 05:15 PM
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A cable was used on the crossram.

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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old Nov 14th, 02, 10:14 PM
 
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The 6 cyl cable will work but the 70-74 v-8 cable is shorter which I prefer!Best of luck
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old Nov 15th, 02, 11:26 AM
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Sorry, I forgot about the cross-ram.

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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old Nov 22nd, 02, 06:26 AM Thread Starter
 
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Sounds like the consensus is to keep my cable.

I found a 70-73 Camaro v8 - 4v throttle cable @ NPD for about $20.00 or the stock six cyl. cable. Looks like from your advice the 70-73 would be best?


p.s. they also have a cable for 75-81 v8 camaro

Thanks again.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old Nov 24th, 02, 02:53 AM
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I switched mine over to the mechanical linkage when converting from 6 - 8. I used a piece of 1/4" stainless polished rod and threaded the ends and used some aircraft style rod ends. Looks pretty slick in my opinion. I prefer the feel of a solid linkage over a cable.
Just my $.02

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old Nov 24th, 02, 12:53 PM
 
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I have a 327 setup that I would be willing to trade for the six cylinder throttle cable setup if you're interested... I'm going fuel injection, and will need the throttle cable setup. I was going to modify my existing setup if necessary.
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