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1984 Throttle cable length by bigblockfieropacecar
Started on: 01-22-2016 02:10 AM
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Last post by: Rodney on 01-23-2016 06:14 AM
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how long is the stock throttle cable on a 1984 Fiero?
I don't want to disable my car just to find out the length and then sit around waiting for the new longer cable to arrive.
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Good luck finding a longer one. Most cars have a cable that is much much shorter.
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That job really sucked. You really got to tear the car apart to get in there and work on that.
The cable ended up being 9 feet long. I didn't plan this job well enough and so I ended up stranded just like I hoped would not happen and my girlfriend had to come over and drive me around to get different parts.

I got the braided Spectra 3' cable from AutoZone and left the original sheth in place. Starting from the carburetor side I installed the braided cable then cut the stock sheathing where I wanted and coupled the two Sheaths together.

All done, the answer is 9' for my application.
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That job really sucked. You really got to tear the car apart to get in there and work on that.
The cable ended up being 9 feet long. I didn't plan this job well enough and so I ended up stranded just like I hoped would not happen and my girlfriend had to come over and drive me around to get different parts.

I got the braided Spectra 3' cable from AutoZone and left the original sheth in place. Starting from the carburetor side I installed the braided cable then cut the stock sheathing where I wanted and coupled the two Sheaths together.

All done, the answer is 9' for my application.
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One trick that might be helpful to some but too late for you is on my 88 Mera I moved my cruise control unit behind my trunk. The Mera is longer and behind the trunk under a cover is about a foot of unused space save the tail lights and reverse lights housings. I spent a length of time in a local junk yard and found a short cruise cable from some (probably GM) car. I made a bracket and inserted the existing cruise cable into one end and the short cable into the other end. It was steel. I probably drilled the ends and filed the holes to be square. Then I made some kind of clamp to clamp the 2 cables together. Works great for many years now. When I first bought my 88 Mera someone at a car show said that is a GM cruise control unit. So I hid it so no one would ever see it again.

Rodney Dickman
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