View Full Version : throttle linkage

10-08-2001, 08:11 PM
ok ime wrong there is one thing about my van I dont like. perhaps what i now have is incorrect, or for that matter just plain cobed up one side and down the other. I dont know, and ime not sure i want to find out. if the the mess under my doghouses is stock
then i am looking for one happy modification tonight. come on, someone out there, save me.

10-09-2001, 06:33 PM
You may very well be looking at stock. There are a bunch of connectors from the accelerator base, under the van, making a turn up into the doghouse, then a mount on the rear of the engine with linkage up to the carb. They can get a lot of slack over the years. Mine is still stock ('69 108), and I have grown accustomed to allowing for the slack so I can pull out and accelerate smoothly. If someone else tries to drive the van (and very few are allowed) they have a hard time with the slack. I only get about 3/4 throttle opening, but that is plenty with the 283 cu in. I may change to some cable system when my mousetrap connection finally bites the dust.

10-09-2001, 07:25 PM
The stock linkage is weird, to be sure. My 70 had about 1/4 throttle movement because at an idle the pedal was nearly on the floor. I used the knuckledragger method and grabbed the pedal and pulled it back out until it stood nearly vertical. Now I can seriously fry the balonies!

10-09-2001, 10:22 PM
I can adjust and get more pedal until i start cruising then strangely the pedal gets less and less it is bizarre. i cant find any broken welds, worn out assemblies, bad bushings, the clips are all new and in good shape. couple that with a dog transmission, eecchh. I do have a new line on a th400. rebuildable $75. ime gonna chech the tranny shops for a quote more l8r.

10-09-2001, 10:43 PM
Sounds like the pedal is slipping on the shaft. Try driving when the pedal has snapped off and you have a manual trans......

10-10-2001, 12:01 AM
That's a bargain!
Going rate around here is $200. --- TV

10-10-2001, 03:10 PM
motors and trannys are relatively available in ohio $75 is pretty low but "most" rebuildable v8s can be taken home for 150, to 200 bucks good frames and bodies are worth there weight in gold though ive seen really bad rusted out vehickles sell for 1500 to 2500 bucks and the buyer will be tickled go figure.

10-10-2001, 06:42 PM
Yeah, in Michigan engines and trannys are cheap and easy to remove since the body usually rots off the frame in 5 yrs anyway...

10-11-2001, 09:24 PM
hey v68 what part o michigan?

10-13-2001, 09:05 PM
I'm just outside Detroit. Just this summer a car lot on the corner of my street had an 87 Camaro IROC with a TPI 350 and TH700R4 trans in good running condition for $1200. It had no floor and the doors wouldn't stay shut, but it ran good.....

10-15-2001, 04:30 PM
its pretty amazing, Ime 45 min s. of cleveland I can get 350 motors all day long
for $200 to $300 th350 for $75. they always need a little love. but hell a new crate motor can set ya back $1500 to $2500. However, there are 2 65 stepsides no motor or trans damn near gone and they want 1500 to 3500. thats not to say the bargains arent out there. but you gotta look long and hard.

10-15-2001, 09:37 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by vanogre:
. but you gotta look long and hard.[/B]<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I usually do that when going to the bars.... http://www.vcvc.org/ubb/wink.gif