CHASSIS 101-THROTTLE CABLE PREP.

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Some stuff that you’ve done forever you just take for granted that everyone knows how to do it. This is one of those things.

So, I got a car in that they where having problems with the throttle sticking when they took their foot off the pedal. Pretty common problem.

What was happening was the throttle cable barrel was catching on the adjustment ferrule. Which didn’t happen all the time, only when they jumped out of the throttle.

So how do we make the barrel stay inside the ferrule –

2 fixes – 1st install a throttle return spring to keep tension on the t cable, so you can’t get any slack for it to jump out of the ferrule.

The 2nd is something Red Daly – Daly’s Speed Shop taught me 40 years ago. safety wire the throttle cable to the ferrule then it can’t move.

I have 4 pictures to show how I do it.

1st – the cable with slack outside the ferrule, which can catch when pulled in.

2nd take a short piece of safety wire and make 1 twist around throttle cable.

3rd push cable inside ferrule and make 1 loop around the ferule.

4th now twist the 2 wires together and cut excess off and you’re done.

Now there’s no way that the cable can come out of the ferrule

START BY WRAPPING SAFETY WIRE AROUND WIRE HOUSING
SLIDE CABLE END DOWN TO WIRE HOUSING
SECURE 2 PIECES TOGETHER WITH SAFETY WIRE.