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#1 Savage42

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 10:21 PM

Hey guys! I finally got around to making a nice setup for my car utilizing part of the stock setup and adapting a clean, simple way to route the cable on my LS6. I was contemplating making a few of the brackets in stainless (this one is aluminum) if there was any interest. The bracket mounts in the same place where the stock pivot bracket attached to the firewall. Let me know what you think.

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#2 bodie

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 04:41 AM

that look good i was thing of doing the same thing. btw can i get better picture of you hood latch ? it looks like you did some thing diffrent?

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 05:55 AM

What do you want for one in stainless?

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 07:22 AM

that look good i was thing of doing the same thing. btw can i get better picture of you hood latch ? it looks like you did some thing diffrent?


The hood latch was modified by my brother when he had a SBC 350 with HEI on it, so there was clearance for the distributor. It was removed from the firewall, cut to keep just the top part and then welded "legs" that go down to the firewall. I had the whole assembly plated and it's just bolted to the firewall.

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#5 Savage42

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 07:44 AM

What do you want for one in stainless?


They would run $25 and include shipping, if there is enough interest. I figure it's a deal, considering a cable bracket like this from Summit is $17 plus shipping, anyway. ;^)

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I may just make one up for myself in stainless and take some pics.

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Posted 27 April 2009 - 03:00 PM

I'm interested, seems like you can adapt it easy enough for an rb swap as well. Will you be offering them both in stainless and aluminum or just stainless?

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Posted 27 April 2009 - 03:48 PM

Yep, should help adapt many setups that want a clean, direct routing of the throttle cable. I know I can get the stainless ones done cost effectively and may have a way to do them in aluminum, as well. I'll let you know on that one. I'm assuming that aluminum will be the preferred material, right? :)

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 09:06 AM

Yeah, I would like aluminum. So where did you get the other fittings, the cable ends and the fittings to the brackets? Did you adapt the stock ones?

Yep, should help adapt many setups that want a clean, direct routing of the throttle cable. I know I can get the stainless ones done cost effectively and may have a way to do them in aluminum, as well. I'll let you know on that one. I'm assuming that aluminum will be the preferred material, right? :)



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Posted 01 May 2009 - 10:03 AM

Yeah, I would like aluminum. So where did you get the other fittings, the cable ends and the fittings to the brackets? Did you adapt the stock ones?


The cable & ends are just the Lockar setup. I ground off both stock balls on the pivot bracket and went to a fastener stir to get the rod that goes from the pedal to the pivot bracket, as I didn't have a clean, OEM ball & socket piece.

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 10:07 AM

That is a slick set up. Very nice Gary. :2thumbs:

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 12:04 PM

Interested. Very clean solution.

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 05:02 AM

Well done!

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 07:05 AM

Thats a clean install, props to you sir.

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 02:18 PM

Gary,

Love it... Put me down for one.

Jay
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After many Z-Less years, it's good to be back!

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#15 HowlerMonkey

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 08:59 PM

Every molecule of that car is in it's proper place......amazing.

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 09:19 AM

Any update on this?

#17 Savage42

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 09:51 PM

Thanks for the compliments guys!! Getting down to the detail stuff I want to do right, as we all know what happens when you get a car running and you "back burner" the small stuff that you'll "get around to later". ;) The custom dash with the Z06 gauge cluster and center console will be unique, for sure.

Well, it looks like there are a few people interested in this piece. The cost effective way is to do them in stainless and I think I'll have half a dozen made up, since I've got a few of you wanting them. Probably have them done sometime near the end of next week. Stay tuned.

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 12:31 AM

I'll take one Gary. Please advise when ready for payment. Thanks!

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#19 Savage42

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 06:56 PM

Hey guys! I'm going to have a half dozen or so brackets made up in stainless, if you are interested. I know it works on the later S30s (ones with the pivot bracket that looks like the one in the pic), but the early 240s have a taller pivot and different swivel bracket. Anyone know for sure when they switched the setup? Maybe just a Series 1 thing?

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 08:56 PM

I believe they changed sometime in 1972 Gary, as mine is around 6/72 and has the taller one and I've seen others from '72 with the shorter one.

I might be interested in a bracket. I know it would mean changing some things on my car to make it work, but thats not a biggie.

Greg




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