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post #1 of 69 Old 09-03-2006, 11:56 PM Thread Starter
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Hand throttle

Easy install. 30 minutes top. 15 bucks in parts.



















Pretty cool, eh?

Nice little install, no real problems. I originally planned on running the cable and sheath down through the shifter boot and underneath the tub then back up past the tranny to the engine compartment. I decide against that when I noticed I'd need to cut on the boot underneath the tub. I ended up running the cable through a rubber plug up and to the right of the gas pedal. Worked out awesome. From there I pulled it up to the top of the motor and coiled it back toward the thottle body. Used that retainer there on top of the valve cover. Very conveniant. I use a part from my junk draw to secure it to the same bracket that holds the gas pedal cable. The finale to the install was looping the cable and camping it down and then using black electrical tape to thicken the stick shifter, giving the clamp on the gear selector something to hold on to.

Had to bribe my 7 month pregnant wife with promises of me changing some future dirty diapers to work the gas and the hand throttle for me while I checked clearances and to see if there was any interferrances. Looked good.

All in all I'm happy with the results, it's a bit touchy, I left no slack in the line. I think got enough pull to redline it, didn't try to though.

I did go back and zip-tie a few places. I can't await to try it out on the trail.


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post #2 of 69 Old 09-04-2006, 12:09 AM
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great job on the install....

just don't know y u would want to do it....esp with a manual, imo it would be alot harder / more tricky to use. But props on the work looks good.
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if you dont mind me asking whats the advantage of having a throttel like that?
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Supposed to help when you need that "3rd" foot. I haven't ever used one, but I could see the "usability" of it, and for chump change, why not give yourself the option of having it.

Plus it'll bump up your RPMs during a long winch or while using an onboard welding unit.

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And for when you going over rocks and the jeep shakes so much that you can't keep a steady foot.
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hand throttle bracket...homemade

This is the part from my junk draw that worked perfectly. If you know what it is, tell us. I have no clue what this little metal piece is "supposed" to be used for. Whatever it is, it worked. I got a few more I could mail out to somebody if they're interested. Just cover the shipping and one of them is yours.

Any way here's some pics.

First is it installed. I basically cut the cable to lenght then threaded the homemade bracket down the cable until it what right. Then I bolted it in and was done.









That blue "X" is where I drilled a hole just big enough for a nut and bolt I had.

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J

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great job on the install....

just don't know y u would want to do it....esp with a manual, imo it would be alot harder / more tricky to use. But props on the work looks good.
Part of the reason WAS because I have a manual. I'm sure some practice will be necessary before I'm good at using this thing. I'll keep posting about what I use it for.

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post #8 of 69 Old 09-04-2006, 09:37 PM
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I can tell you what you use it for. Black Bear Pass in Colorado. You come around a hairpin turn too tight for even a CJ and the nose is pointed down at Telluride some 2000 feet below you. You don't want to try the jump from brake/clutch to clutch/throttle in that situtation. I did this on my CJ 30 years ago, and it was great. I used it for restarting on step uphills also so I didn't start rolling back and then take the chance of flipping over backward when I hit the gas and clutch. Now I have an automatic, but you will be glad you did this hand throttle. Congrats on a nice install. Chuck

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This is the part from my junk draw that worked perfectly. If you know what it is, tell us. I have no clue what this little metal piece is "supposed" to be used for. Whatever it is, it worked. I got a few more I could mail out to somebody if they're interested. Just cover the shipping and one of them is yours.

Looks like they're sink clips, used on the underside of a sink to snug it down into the countertop cutout. No, I don't need any.



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yup....its nice for all those reasons listed...it can even help you warm it up in th eam, and cool it down with the A/C in the summer...just take it up to 1100 and let er run for a minute....

As for the shaky trail/throttle pedal problem...next time you are out on surface like that..find the correct speed you want, and push your foot into the transmission hump...hold your foot against the hump instead of trying to hold down the gas...try it...youll be amazed how much smoother it is...

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are they legal everywheres? I am in New Jersey and i would want to do one
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Don't know for sure if it's legal here in Indiana, either. However, I really don't think too many cops around would even know what it is to beable to say it's illegal or not.

A good portion of the cops around here I went to school with. They were idiots then and likely still are.

Tom. Thanks for the ID work.

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Looks like they're sink clips, used on the underside of a sink to snug it down into the countertop cutout. No, I don't need any.



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That's what I think they are too...

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nice work, i thought about going that route but got lazy and
decided to buy the RE kit, i think it was $25 or so?

its good to have as a "3rd foot" as mentioned, also good for
winch use to keep your RPMs up, and though its not recommended
i use mine as cruise control on the freeway
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nice work, i thought about going that route but got lazy and
decided to buy the RE kit, i think it was $25 or so?

its good to have as a "3rd foot" as mentioned, also good for
winch use to keep your RPMs up, and though its not recommended
i use mine as cruise control on the freeway
that is what i was thinking i am too cheep pay the extra money for the cruse control. it is a cheeper idea thanks for the idea guys.

anybody know if its legal or not? especialy in new jersey?

and it looks very clean mod. good job
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