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    I've done bent 3 teleflex 33c supreme throttle cables between the cable lock & the foot pedal. This last one bent rite at the threads at the ball joint that hooks to the pedal. Of course I do STOMP on the pedal , but doesnt everyone ? I've got the push type pedal/cable & it's hooked to 2 carbs on a tunnel ram. I know I must not be lining things up perfect or sumthin when I mount it , but it looks rite to me ? Anyone got a crystal ball to know what I'm doing wrong ? I almost just ordered a 43c shifter cable cause it's a larger diameter & figured I wouldnt bend it, but decided I'd ask for help 1st.

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    Sounds like your missing the stop on your pedal, or if you have one it's not set right.
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    I wish I had a throttle stop, I was just out in the garage staring at my virgin carb. wishing I had one right now(a virgin and a throttle stop). Any pics of your guys throttle stops???
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjet View Post
    I've done bent 3 teleflex 33c supreme throttle cables between the cable lock & the foot pedal. This last one bent rite at the threads at the ball joint that hooks to the pedal. Of course I do STOMP on the pedal , but doesnt everyone ? I've got the push type pedal/cable & it's hooked to 2 carbs on a tunnel ram. I know I must not be lining things up perfect or sumthin when I mount it , but it looks rite to me ? Anyone got a crystal ball to know what I'm doing wrong ? I almost just ordered a 43c shifter cable cause it's a larger diameter & figured I wouldnt bend it, but decided I'd ask for help 1st.
    you need a throttle stop at the pedal, adjusted so that max force against the pedal results in wide open throttle plates. not having a throttle stop can result in binding the cable ends, causing them to fail. and worse, over travelling the carb linkage and getting it stuck at wot, which can be really bad.
    the stop needs to be at the pedal, not stopping the carb linkage on a baseplate. because, the pedal is where the force is applied. just stopping the carb linkage will continue to allow the pedal to bind the cable...

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    I have a throttle stop at the pedal. That's the 1st thing I looked at. With the pedal against the stop , the carbs are fully open & the launch control toggle switch is triggered. If I back the stop off "at all" the toggle will not be tripped & carbs arent quiet fully open.
    The last cable lasted awhile but eventually , (labor day weekend at the start of a race ) It got in a bind & bent when I stomped it .

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    You might want to look at the routing of the cable. Or how the carb linkage is setup. That cable should not bend like that using a throttle stop at the pedal. Are you using a return spring from a garage door opener?

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    LOL , nope 2 standard return springs at the carbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjet View Post
    LOL , nope 2 standard return springs at the carbs.
    Rick I had the same Problem when I owned her!!You Need to not be so aggressive at the hit of the throttle!! the only thing you can do Is replace the Foot peddle assy! the angle and throw rate are not rite for some reason!! You can't STOMP on it!! One swift motion to the WOOD worked well for me!!!

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    That actually makes me feel better. I got another new cable & ball joint that connects it to the pedal on it's way. I'll try & take it a little easier this time...............Here's a pic from labor day weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjet View Post
    That actually makes me feel better. I got another new cable & ball joint that connects it to the pedal on it's way. I'll try & take it a little easier this time...............Here's a pic from labor day weekend.
    Looks good Rick, Start with a half degree up!! IM BETTIN IT WILL TAKE FULL DEGREE!!!

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