I'd like advice about purchasing an original look spare throttle cable for my '68 400 HO w/Quadrajet. I've heard of two owners who have had theirs fail so I want to have one in the trunk in case my old original breaks. Has anyone used the Ames FN377? https://secure.amesperf.com/qilan/Detail_Web?part_num=FN377&order_number_e=NDMyMDY2Ng%3D%3D%0A&web_access=Y Ames advertises it as 19.75" long.
I am about 99.5% sure that is the same one I replaced two years ago when mine broke.
Fit and worked well without screwing around.
I used to be indecisive. Now I'm not sure. I feel like I am diagonally parked in a parallel universe. 1968 400 convertible (Scarlet) 1976 T/A - 455 SE (No Burt) 1968 400 coupe - R/A clone (Blue Pearl) (for sale) 1968 350 - 4 speed 'vert - 400 clone (the Beast!) 1968 350 convertible - Wife's car now- 400 clone (Aleutian Blue) (Blue Angel) 2008 Durango - DD 2008 GXP - New one from NH is AWESOME! 2017 Durango Citadel - Modern is nice! HEMI is amazing! 1998 Silverado Z71 - Father-daughter project 1967 326 convertible - Sold 1980 T/A SE Bandit - Sold
I've used this cable and it worked well. However I could not fully open the throttle. It needed just a little shorter cable. But I believe it was due to the carpet, sound deadener and\ or carpet padding not allowing the gas pedal to go all the way down.
So what I did was at the gas peddle where the throttle cable slips through, I put a small lead slip sinker on the end of the throttle cable just to take up a little space and make it a 1/16 shorter or so and that allowed the carb to open fully.
Just check after installing it and make sure the carb opens at 90 degrees.