Re: Big Block Throttle Linkage
By 1968 GM was resolving it's first national motor vehicle safety recall in regards to their 1958 design of the motor mount. Just about every motor in the line-up by then was capable of breaking the factory vulcanized (glued together) factory rubber motor mount. As a result the motor would rock to the passenger side and with a throttle rod pull the throttle open. These "E-Ticket rides" resulted in natural selection taking it's course with those not smart enough to turn off the ignition, push in the clutch or to p[op the tranny into neutral (any one would solve the problem) to crash.
Ralph Nader made is fame but mostly fortune by suing to recall all GM cars with a V8 made from 1958 to '68 and having a five to torque strap installed on the cast iron exhaust that looped around the upper control arm to limit motor movement. In 1969 the motor mounts were changed and a cable throttle installed.
The only difference being the throttle hangs in the air on a cable car but rests on the floor of the foe board on a rod car. I used to pull the restraining plastic end off the cable style by being too vigorous in mashing the gas. Took a little to get used to the higher gas pedal as well. Today all cars are that way so you should be used to it by now.