[Healeys] To Cable or Not to Cable

i erbs eyera3000 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 6 16:01:28 MDT 2020

I built a cable system, but I also have a Smitty 5 speed and updated to HD8
carbs. My OEM system needed to be rebuilt due to failed bits and bobs, so I
went with a more direct cable system
Ira Erbs
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On Mon, Jul 6, 2020 at 2:18 PM Michael MacLean <rrengineer.mike at att.net>

> I am trying to finish the installation of all the things in the engine bay
> that need to go in before dropping the engine in for the first time.  One
> of thethings I am working on now is the throttle connection to the gas
> pedal.  Do I use the Rube Goldberg linkage setup with the kick down feature
> for the overdrive, or do I go the a cable conversion and simply turn the
> overdrive on and off with the switch on the dash?  Anyone have experience
> with a cable conversion can tell how it worked out?
> Mike MacLean
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