Lotus Elan

Throttle Cable

PostPost by: pharriso » Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:08 pm

mbell wrote:
JJDraper wrote:As an aside to this discussion, be aware that the throttle arm can be shorter than Weber's standard one.


Does any one know the measurements for the shortened throttle lever?

I find the throttle pedal travel is too long on my car. So thinking about modifying one of the longer replacement parts to many a original one.


Mark, ask the seller "Alfa1750" on eBay - https://www.ebay.com/usr/alfa1750?_trksid=p2047675.l2559 if he can supply.

I've bought service kits, floats, all sorts of rare Weber parts from him, really helpful guy, inexpensive & parts take about 10 days tracked to NY.

He lists this lever- https://www.ebay.com/itm/WEBER-DCOE-CARBURETOR-CABLE-THROTTLE-LEVER/262551835418?hash=item3d214f131a:g:5TUAAOSwIgNXmzou but I think that's the normal length part, but ask & he probably has the shorter version.
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PostPost by: mbell » Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:11 pm

Thanks Phil, TBH I have a couple of the longer ones and a welder so was thinking this would fun little project rather than something I'd buy.

Might also design an adjustable one and get my friend to machine it up on his CNC Mill.
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