I got the dreaded 2am phone call. My surf fishing buddy's work truck was out on the point of the Inlet in a sucking wet sand stuck, buried to the frame on a rising tide. When I got there, he had a foot of water 200yds in all directions, wind blowing 25knts and raining sideways. His dad was there in his new, stock Grand Cherokee but had no recovery equipment.
With those conditions there was no time for camera work, much as I'd liked to have taken some pics. We did some fast digging in front of his tires, by now there was 16" of water and small waves slapping us, jammed 4 short 2x12s under them (I came prepared) and linked 150ft of Tow straps to his front hooks, tied my tail to his dad's stock GC and my little YJ winched his sorry butt outa that hole.
The upshot of this whole episode reminded me it was time for a Hand Throttle Install. It would have been a big help to set RPMs and operate the winch from outside the Jeep, where I could better see and communicate during the pull, so I went shopping.
The goods, clockwise from left.
7ft of 1/16" galvanized bike shifter cable with preterminated end and a Shimano Non-indexed shift lever, 7ft of cable sheath, sample sheath with 2 ferrules for end caps, cable adjuster barrel, 1/16" cable double crimp sleeves and stainless fender washers in 2 sizes. Total cost about 18 bucks.
I removed the airbox hose and ccv tube for better access and stuffed the throttle body. My crankcase has all the parts it needs in there already...
the throttle cable bracket has a nice hole all ready for cruise control so I used that.
I want the cable to run down the shifter, through the shift boot, through the tunnel and up into the engine bay. An 8mm socket pulled the outer shift boot and I was able to fish the cable sheath through the outer and inner boots and then pull it forward, routing it along the AX5 breather, previously installed (see my sig).