throttle cable hookup

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  1. Ed Wells

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    Hi All,

    Just had my carb rebuilt (Carter W-1) and am a bit perplexed about how the throttle cable wire attaches. I know that the cable sleeve gets secured in the clamp (where the pencil is) but not sure where the wire that slides in the sleeve attaches. If anyone has a picture that would be greatly appreciated!!

    Ed
     

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    There's a little cylindrical thing with a screw in the side f it called a "Barrel Clamp" ~ it slides up the end of the wire and the screw holds it into place .

    Remember to leave a 1/8" ~ 1/4" gap between the barrel clamp and the linkage it touches on .

    I've had good luck finding these clamps at ordinary hardware stores, the employees never know what it is, you have to search the little draweres of hardware / lawn mower parts diligently .

    Here's an image : https://www.amazon.com/ADJUSTABLE-D...&qid=1531079944&sr=1-21&keywords=barrel+clamp
     
  3. Ed Wells

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    Hey, thanks a bunch Nate!! I really appreciate your help (again!) I appreciate the link. Does the barrel clamp attach somehow to that pivot arm at the very bottom (the one with the hole for the carb linkage?)

    Thanks again,

    Ed
     
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    No ;

    It holds on the end of the wire and when you pull the knob, the cable lifts it up against the throttle linkage, why it's so important o leave a larger gap than you think is necessary .

    The correct, original one has the wire go through the meddle of the cylinder and the screw goes in the side ~ it's kinda snug clearance there so take the time to find the correct one .

    Lawn mower shops should have these by the dozen .
     
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    Ahhh got it!! Thanks Nate, you saved my Sunday and my sanity!!

    Appreciate the help as always -

    Ed
     
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    You're welcome .

    This important bit always get dropped or discarded .

    Remember : my advice is free and worth less than you pay for it .
     
  9. Ed Wells

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    Hahah! BTW, what is the purpose of the throttle knob anyway? I understand why there is a choke knob but the throttle knob has always baffled me a bit. Can't I just stomp on the gas pedal?
     
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    Yes, you can ;

    The throttle control is correctly used to raise the idle speeds to prevent stalling, you're only supposed to use the choke to start the engine .

    It must never, EVER be used to maintain road speed ! .
     
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    So... not a old-school cruise control (!)
     
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    Let me know if you cannot find one, I spent over an hour looking OnLine yesterday, no dice .

    I'm retired and bored in this 108* F heat so maybe I'll avoid actually working on my new Moto and go look for one if you can't find one locally .

    Anything to avoid going out into the no air conditioned back yard with my tools and greasy old broken machines .
     
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    Yeah, I have heard that So Cal is roasting. My buddy lives in Pasadena too and cant remember it being so hot. Thanks for the offer; I was going to swing by a small motor repair shop after work to see if I can have any luck. If no luck, I may just take you up on your offer !!
     
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    Okey-Doke ~ keep me posted .

    I'm hiding out in McDonald's.......80 + degrees in here, better than out side where I was working this morning .
     
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    The old VWs had this barrel nut on the throttle cable and heater box

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    My old Piper had one of these on the carb heat airbox. Used to call them bug nuts. Not sure what the proper name is
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    Available in the Dorman section at real auto parts stores.
     
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    Yes but, still not the correct one .
     
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    Yes ! .

    The rounded end is supposed to face UP .

    Now you know what to look for at the Hardware Store or Lawnmower Shop .
     
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    That picture is a Carter carb on a Ford Flathead. OP might expand the search to include some of the Ford suppliers.

    That website looks like they know a lot about the W 1 Carter so I'd start there though
     

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