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Old 06-22-2011, 09:10 PM   #1
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Fox body carb'd guys, which cable and bracket you running?

Just curious as to which throttle cable and carb bracket I should be using for my 88 LX?

The one I have on it right now works fine, but its not adjustable in any way. and it looks as if the bracket itself is a homemade deal. I wouldnt be too concerned about this in any way, its a very good way its set-up, but I absolutly HATE how stiff my gas pedal is. It actually makes the car hard to drive cause you either push hard on the pedal trying to get it to rev up and pull out with the cam, or you dont push hard enough and nearly stall the car.

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Lokar SRK-4001 - Lokar Throttle Cable Brackets - Overview - SummitRacing.com
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Sweet and cheap huh? How adjustable is that set-up, and will I be able to adjust it to get the pedal feel I like?

Also, is there a difference in the 4 cyc pedals and the 8cyc? I dont want to run into any crazy problems...
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I've got the stock aod throttle cable.... with csr bracket sell them on summit for about 40 bucks. i have a lokar cable to match it just haven't install yet. .. but the csr bracket is anodized, cheap, and adjustable can't beat it !
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The one I use is the AED Throttle Cable Bracket, the one with the return Spring.
It is Very adjustable and use it with a stock Carb throttle cable from and 82-86 Mustang. NHRA Legal too.
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Might go with that AED with the return spring, since I could use my already in place cable and still keep the officals happy when I make it to the track.
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The one I use is the AED Throttle Cable Bracket, the one with the return Spring.
It is Very adjustable and use it with a stock Carb throttle cable from and 82-86 Mustang. NHRA Legal too.


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AED here also...you need a double return spring to be legal at the track
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The only problem I see, is it does not accept a transmission kickdown...So in the near future when I swap from T5 to a auto I will need to run a manual valve body no matter what.
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I used a stock replacement for an '85 stick car. I couldn't find a damn stock bracket anywhere, so I made one.....
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I use an AED bracket and a lokar cable easy to adjust and has a very smooth action I think the lokar cables are less than 30.00 . A pic of my setup and I had mine powdercoated to match the valve covers .
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Man! That looks damn good!!!
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You can use a stock bracket of a 79-85 mustang. It already has 1 spring on the cable, then you just need a second spring to be NHRA legal. That AED one does look nice but I bet the pedal is kinda stiff using 3 springs. 2 on the bracket and 1 on the stock cable.

86 mustangs had SEFI it was the first year. The previous years had carbs and throttle body injection.
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Im going to run a aftermarket cable to eliminate the factory spring/cable deal...I hate the design anyways.
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AED bracket and Lokar cable. What I've used for years and the Lokar cable is fully adjustable. Can't go wrong.
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Question lokar cable help?

i took you guys advice i just got the lokar cable from jegs today. im trying to figure out the best way to hook the clevis end to throttle pedal since my stock one was a ball type. any help would be great
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I used an AED bracket, and a 85 Auto Throttle cable, it's the only one that will fit a Holley.
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I used an AED bracket, and a 85 Auto Throttle cable, it's the only one that will fit a Holley.
Well your wrong just look at my pic that is not a stock throttle cable .

OP sorry for the long post I will tell you everything I did you may or may not know this so take no offense to my words .

You have to take the pedal off ( easiest way ) close the slit that is at the top with a hammer or vise reinstall the pedal and slip the washer over the cable then run the cable and washer into what is now a hole and run it into the part that attaches to the firewall ( I had to use a washer there also as the hole was to big for the lokar part ) and out the other end ( nice to have a buddy to help you out ) shorten the braided cable sleeve and slip the cable into the braided sleeve pull the cable all the way though and into the part you installed on the AED bracket then take it to the carbs throttle bracket where the ball is and cut there make sure the cable is all the way though and there is no slack in the cable .

Make sure all the lokar adjustment parts are at the shortest length ( look at my pic if you cant see enough let me know and I will send you a link to photobucket so you can get a real big pic ) . Now install the cable into the part that attaches to the carb you will have slack in the cable now so use the adjuster on the AED to take out the slack ( you want some slack not much maybe a 1/4 in slack ) you want to make sure the carb closes all the way when you take your foot off the pedal ( here the buddy helps again ) have him or her get in the car and push the pedal all the way down and look into the carb and make sure the blades are all the way open if not take more slack out of the cable if you cant you have to start over and shorten the cable some more then start making the adjustment again . Dont forget to attach the Dual return springs . Just remember you can always cut more of the cable to make it fit just right if you cut it to short you will have to buy a replacement cable .

You will be very happy with the end result and the throttle will work very smooth Hope this helps you out if you need to ask a question feel free to PM me and good luck .
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Well your wrong just look at my pic that is not a stock throttle cable .
The auto stock one is the only one that will fit, the manual one won't, and 86 and up will not.
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I just put the Lokar cable and AED bracket on my car...Fits just fine
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The auto stock one is the only one that will fit, the manual one won't, and 86 and up will not.
You need to read his 1st post he does not want that stiff of a pedal and thats what you get with a stock cable even if you put it on an AED bracket so you just dont get it and that is sad here are pics of my lokar cable and the cable come with the parts need to put on a holley carb see pic thats a holley carb and the 2nd pic is a close up of the part that attaches to the holley carb .


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You need to read his 1st post he does not want that stiff of a pedal and thats what you get with a stock cable even if you put it on an AED bracket so you just dont get it and that is sad here are pics of my lokar cable and the cable come with the parts need to put on a holley carb see pic thats a holley carb and the 2nd pic is a close up of the part that attaches to the holley carb .
Sorry for posting, he said his is not adjustable. My pedal is not stiff at all. I'm done with this thread.
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I'm using a Lokar cable but can't remember who made the bracket.
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I'm running an 86 throttle cable on my carbed 351w setup in my 87 lx, the cable works fine and the pedal isn't stiff at all.
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I'm running an 86 throttle cable on my carbed 351w setup in my 87 lx, the cable works fine and the pedal isn't stiff at all.
How did you get that to work? Is it the TC bracket that allows you to use different year cables? Like where they bolt on, or snap into the cable side of the bracket?

I guess they might be the same, I was told by "86" that if you buy a stock cable, the 85 auto will work, and the 85 manual will not fit on a Holley carburetor. So I did what he said...But what do I know, I'm just a girl...
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I used the throttle cable bracket from the 86 and an edelbrock adapter plate to mount it to a stealth intake manifold, seems to work well.
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Anyone got anymore pictures of setups?
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