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Well I fought with the throttle linkage for several weeks, and I finally broke down and bought the lokar pedal, and a 24 in.
throttle cable. I tried a couple junk yard pedals/cables, and just couldn't get anything to work. It is the last thing keeping me from getting the car running.


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2001 Ford Taurus - 3.0L V6, 24 Valve
2001 Ranger Edge, torsion bar lift, 31 BFG's

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How did this work for you? I am thinking of this for my 65 Ranchero with a 351W and 5 speed. Any p/n in particular or other hints?
 

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I'll let you know how it works out, I will be installing it Friday night.
And I'll give part numbers and all.
 

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Finished the install the other day, everything worked out real nice, it should for the price!

Here is the parts list (with Summit prices)

Gas Pedal: LOK-SPO-6070 "Spoon Style" - $45.88
Throttle Cable: LOK-TC-1000U 24" Hi-Tech - $27.95
Return Spring and Bracket: LOK-SRK-4000 - $19.88

I mounted the pedal assembly about two inches to the right of the old stock pedal location. There is a slightly higher spot in the sheet metal, it is necessary that the hole/location of the throttle cable be in the same plane as the pedal assembly.
The nice thing about the pedal is that: 1. The assembly can be taken apart so that the pedal and arm can be relocated to either side, which was necessary in this case (pedal on the left, and arm on the right). 2. The pedal is "clockable" so you can arrange to ensure you obtain full throttle. From there everything is straight forward. Cut the cable to fit, and install the brackets.

Total: $93.71 + $9.95 S&H

A lot more than I wanted to pay, but it works great, and appears to be reliable. Eventually I will take some pics.

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1964 Falcon - 260 V8 with a C4
2001 Ford Taurus - 3.0L V6, 24 Valve
2001 Ranger Edge, torsion bar lift, 31 BFG's

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Got any pics? I'm interested in this for sure. I already have the bracket on the car. Interesting, looks like the Summit picture for the bracket is wrong, the new ones have a side adjustment to keep them located on the carb base.

I'd hate to give up my super convoluted Rube Goldberg mechanical linkage, but that looks so clean and easy...
 

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The bracket does indeed have the side adjustment. I will try to get pics soon.
 

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I am in the middle of this same installation on my 65 Ranchero, Any chance of taking a few photos of the under-dash pedal location and the location of the cable hole to the firewall from the carb bracket. Lokar seems to indicate that the path from the carb to the firewall should be straight but this seems impossible since the pedal (lever side) needs to be in alignment with the firewall hole. If the carb bracket to firewall hole was straight the throttle would have to be over the hump as far as I can tell.

I assume the cable you ran has an angle to the firewall so it lines up with the pedal.

Thanks in advance. You can email to [email protected] or give me a call 562-756-0503 - I am in Southern California
 
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