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Replace gas pedal (cable conversion) with engine in car

So like an idiot I didn't replace my throttle pedal assembly with the engine out. I've got the linkage style now and am going to a 6 cylinder style with a cable. A quick look shows this looks about impossible with the engine in. Any ideas on the best way to get this out and the new one installed without yanking the motor?

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Re: Replace gas pedal (cable conversion) with engine in car

It IS very hard with engine in. A ratchet wrench with a long handle will help.

Mine is a 6cyl. cable stock and broke....twice
Once was the cable, second time was the plastic bracket....what a PAIN _ __ ___ !

I ended up with a stock replacement plastic bracket (but if ever again, the metal one) and used a LoKar universal cable.

I took a 3/8" x 1" bolt, drilled a hole through the middle length wise, counter sunk the hole, installed in the stock 6cyl. peddle, drop of Loctite (blue), added a nut to lock it down.
Now with the Lokar cable, I installed the sheath, cut it to length, then just threaded the cable through, installed the carb attachment, cut cable....DONE.

The piece at the bottom of pic on cable comes off
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Re: Replace gas pedal (cable conversion) with engine in car

As luck would have it I did this today. Lokar Pedal and Cable. New 383 stroker in the car.

Pull the linkage arm off the pedal shaft 1st. Then pull the pedal out of the plastic firewall piece. Now you can take out the 2 1/4" bolts with a ratchet box end.

You can run the bottom 1/4" bolt in from the passenger side and use it as a guide when you slide the Lokar pedal shaft through the firewall. Snug up with a nut to hold in place so you can put the top bolt in from the engine side. Pull the bottom bolt and put it in from the other side or just tighten the nut you used to hold it in place.

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As luck would have it I did this today. Lokar Pedal and Cable. New 383 stroker in the car.

Pull the linkage arm off the pedal shaft 1st. Then pull the pedal out of the plastic firewall piece. Now you can take out the 2 1/4" bolts with a ratchet box end.

You can run the bottom 1/4" bolt in from the passenger side and use it as a guide when you slide the Lokar pedal shaft through the firewall. Snug up with a nut to hold in place so you can put the top bolt in from the engine side. Pull the bottom bolt and put it in from the other side or just tighten the nut you used to hold it in place.
Trying to visualize this. If I don't need to replace the plastic support piece can I just unbolt the linkage arm and slide the pedal out and then install the new one using the existing support?

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Re: Replace gas pedal (cable conversion) with engine in car

I'm not familiar with the 6 cyl setup.

I installed a Lokar Pedal and cable

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Re: Replace gas pedal (cable conversion) with engine in car

Camaro Parts | K1520 | 1967-69 Camaro 6 Cyinder and Cross Ram Dual Carb Accelerator Pedal Assembly | Classic Industries

Worse part from the bolts is the E-clip that holds the peddle in the cowl bracket


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Re: Replace gas pedal (cable conversion) with engine in car

think i made a bigger deal of this than I needed to. A little more background but if you check out my build thread this is a LSA swap with the holley swap kit. With the blower removed, the holley mounts have the motor so low in the subframe that the gas pedal stuff is pretty much right there.

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Re: Replace gas pedal (cable conversion) with engine in car

with the supercharger out of the way I was able to easily unbolt the linkage from the pedal. The issue now is the bolt goes in from the backside and to get it out the linkage needs to go forward all the way. Well there's nowhere near enough room for that so it looks like I get to sawzall off the linkage and then the stub will come forward enough to pull out the bolt and remove it. Once that's done it should be easy enough to slide the pedal out and replace it. Looks like plenty of room to drill the hole for my harness as well and route that while it's apart again.

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Re: Replace gas pedal (cable conversion) with engine in car

alright what am I missing here. I got the linkage unbolted. Ended up sawing off the top half of it, then it was able to rotate it enough to pull the bolt out from the back. I figured there would be a clip of some sort where the pedal rod comes through the plastic support and goes through the linkage. It appears to be friction fit or something as I don't see anything to remove.

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Re: Replace gas pedal (cable conversion) with engine in car

FYI, the answer is just to hit it harder. This picture was a big help is seeing how it all fit together


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