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- Beemer Brett - Redmond, WA

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Any progress on the 66?



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- Mike -
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Not much, new shocks went on the front, rears are back ordered. Got the console mounted to the floor, just waiting for the new console harness to ship and I’ll be ready for carpet. Ordered mufflers, once the exhaust is on, I can drive it!

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- Mike -
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New shocks went on the rearend last night, the new stainless Magnaflow mufflers, new console clock and harness, and ‘70 comfort grip sport wheel showed up too.
Just need to get the exhaust on and modify the throttle peddle arm for the cable throw and I can drive it.

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- Beemer Brett - Redmond, WA

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Wow that’s very close!!

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66SSFan wrote:

New shocks went on the rearend last night, the new stainless Magnaflow mufflers, new console clock and harness, and ‘70 comfort grip sport wheel showed up too.
Just need to get the exhaust on and modify the throttle peddle arm for the cable throw and I can drive it.


Mike, what are you running for a pedal?

 I installed one of the Lokar pedals and love it!

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/lok-bag-6129/overview/year/1966/make/chevrolet/model/chevelle

 



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- Kevin -
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That is the same pedal I used in my 66 except mine was black. I loved it also

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- Mike -
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The existing pedal in my car probably came from a donor at a wrecking yard long before I bought it. It had a short flimsy cable attachment, but the new cable being from a stock ‘05 truck is too long at the pedal end. I’ll look into the Lokar setup, just not sure how it mounts?

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- Beemer Brett - Redmond, WA

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My stock pedal and firewall mounted lever worked well with a cable operated LS throttle. Heres the pic:



-- Edited by Brettd85 on Thursday 25th of January 2018 08:36:17 PM

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- Mike -
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I don’t have a point of reference since the stock assembly is long gone. The one in there now is fine, it’s just that the cable when hooked up, is full throttle to the floor right at the moment it begins to actually pull on the cable. I can the arm is tack welded on, I can probably cut and re weld it to a better position. The only thing I don’t care for is the odd angle it pulls.
I could buy the Lokar one, but not sure if it will just bolt up as a direct replacement, since I don’t know how the original one was.

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- Mike -
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The Lokar pedal assembly bolts on in the same spot as the original. I still have my original throttle pedal pivot assembly in a tote minus the actual plastic pedal and floor ballstuds,  if you want to try that route.  It's even blue!(but probably the wrong shade)



-- Edited by cobaltchev67 on Thursday 25th of January 2018 09:15:36 PM

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Can't you just go to a hw store and buy a cable crimp and shorten the cable so it will be a length that will work with your pedal?



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- Mike -
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Possibly Ben, the end of the cable has two plastic “stops” for lack of a better term. One provides a positive stop for the cable return, and the other is formed to fit on the end of the throttle pedal. It’s crimped in a manner that the end most stop is locked in that location. Otherwise I could probably shorten the cable all the way?



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- Mike -
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Should be easy to re position the rod?



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'58 F-100 short box fleet side big window custom cab




- Erik -
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Looks like you need a small slit in the side of that rod so that you can slip the cable inside and then pop the end-piece into the hole.

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- Mike -
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There’s a slit in the hole already, but the rod isn’t positioned right. Would just be slightly pulling with the pedal to the floor as it is.

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Heat it red hot and bend it. That is how We got mine to finally fit correctly.

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- Mike -
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I've been thinking about trying just that.

Started welding my exhaust up the other day, plan to get it done to the mufflers and drive it down to get the rest bent over the axle once I get the throttle figured out.

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'65 Malibu SS (Best of 10.49 @ 130mph 1.51 60')

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'58 F-100 short box fleet side big window custom cab




- Erik -
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I've got 6 tiny cables for mine that are plastic sheathed, but they run to an electronic box that will control my throttle! :P

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- Mike -
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I heated the throttle pedal rod and bent it into place today, it’s all good now, but I want to make a positive throttle stop under the pedal now. Got the left side floor dynomat down, still have to permanently mount the ecu and fuse panel, wire a light in for the check engine indicator before getting the passenger side down and laying carpet. It’s drivable to the exhaust shop though!

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'58 F-100 short box fleet side big window custom cab




- Mike -
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Throttle stop and sound deadener are done, got the ecu and all wiring mounted last night and started to fit the carpet. It's coming together!
Need to come up with a small indicator light for the check engine light and mount it, not sure what to use, but that should be the last of the wiring!

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'58 F-100 short box fleet side big window custom cab

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