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post #31 of 69 Old 12-01-2006, 10:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Airborne4X4
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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Those are clamps, I have them on my pickup. They were installed by a accessory dealer who used them for "no drill" bed cover install.

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post #33 of 69 Old 04-17-2007, 09:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Timfromjersey
are they legal everywheres? I am in New Jersey and i would want to do one
Why wouldn't they be legal? If you look in a handicap's van, they have full hand controls if parralized from the waste down. My paw-n-law uses hand controls for brakes and accelerator in his van. Pulls the race car around with the van.

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post #34 of 69 Old 04-18-2007, 01:32 PM
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Nice project! I can definatly see where a hand throttle would be good for restarting on a steep incline. Those tabs could be sink clips, but they also look exactly like the tabs used to hold a removable glass/screen door in place.
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post #35 of 69 Old 04-26-2007, 11:03 AM
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Hand throttles are needed for the handicappers that do not have use of their legs and still drive.

With the control mounted to the shifter, does it effect the throttle when you shift?

And is the control lever the throttle or speed control off a self propelled lawn mower?

Looks good tho.

nevermind, you answered the source question while I posted the above.

I used a pto type pull-and-twist-to-lock cable on my CJ but it was an much easier install thru the sheet metal dash and firewall straight thru to the carb linkage.

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post #36 of 69 Old 06-09-2007, 08:56 AM Thread Starter
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Tandem ten speed bike gear selector, not from a mower. Although, you could probably make one of those worked if you did some engineering.

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post #37 of 69 Old 06-09-2007, 11:54 AM
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Nice write up man, looks like a clean job. I did this to my XJ yesterday b/c I am going on a 7 hour road trip next weekend and wanted some cruise control.
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post #38 of 69 Old 09-20-2007, 04:56 PM
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Made my own, very happy with it.

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post #39 of 69 Old 05-19-2008, 06:01 PM
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That looks like a clip used for installing "storm window" or "winter glass" on a screen door. The screen comes out of the frame, and the storm window goes in, those look like the clips for securing them to door. BTW- good idea, that why I maintain a quality junk drawer (at least one) at home too!!!

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What about when you are not using it does ot affect the operation of the foot pedal at all?? I thought that maybe the shifter would have to much tension to let the pedal move easily.
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not at all-- when the hand throttle is not in use, it sits, um... idle. the carb/intake linkage moves and the hand cable stays stationary-- until u need it by activating the shifter mounted lever. Do not use it for cruise control. Leave pleanty of slack in the line because if its too tight, some body or suspension flex can cause the hand cable to affect the throttle.



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I wound up buying the Teraflex version of this off my buddy for $20 and have yet to install it. It looks fairly simple though.

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Did it, Love it. i bought the indexed version (sounds like a little ratchet when I use it) but can adjust the tension of the indexing action with the thumb nut on the end. best 20 bucks I ever spent. I used an electrical connection (the circle one...lol) and a cotter pin to retain the cable on the throttle.

It's especially great for long freeway trips to give you gas foot a break without sitting weird....lol

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Cant remember where, but I saw this mod somewhere else.

They used a small (like 3") section of stainless steel bead chain, between the throttle lever (on the carb) and the end of the cable.

When the throttle is closed, there was a little slack in the bead chain.

This would prevent any throttle movement, due to body flex.

EDIT; after two hours of google searching, I found this;

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Originally Posted by Weekender1969 View Post
Those are clamps, I have them on my pickup. They were installed by a accessory dealer who used them for "no drill" bed cover install.
I have those clips too- except the ones you are referring to are a lot larger. I was thinking the same thing until I saw the pic of the clip next to the quarter, mine are a bit smaller than a dollar bill.

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