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Old 04-26-2002, 10:01 PM   #1
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Unhappy accelerator cable

Boy, what a trip we had. We were heading to Georgia (for a funeral) from Pensacola, and along about DeFuniak Springs, the accelerator cable froze up and about 3/4 full throttle and. My husband drove it on to Georgia with the cruise and kill handle. WOW-- -then he tried to find a replacement and was told that they don't even make that part anymore. Right now it is running on a lawn mower throttle cable with a wire tied to it and a stick to hold it open, and we got home safe and sound but needless to say has to be fixed before we try to go to the Ralley in South Dakota. any ideas?????

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Old 05-26-2002, 11:02 PM   #2
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accelerator cable

We had similar trouble a year ago, except that the cable on our '92 Land Yacht (with a Chevrolet 454 engine) broke, and we had no acceleration at all--on a Jan. Sunday near a small town in northeast MO. We managed to idle into a grocery store parking lot, dumped our water tank to avoid freezing problems and after several hours were rescued by generous and good men who got us to their adjacent places of business, gave us an electric hookup, removed the broken cable, and promised to work on getting and installing a replacement the first thing in the morning.

Unfortunately, the part was not immediately available, so these enterprising men managed to repair the broken one and installed it, so we could be on our way. They also provided us with the part number. We subsequently ordered the part and have carried it with us ever since so that should the repaired one break, all we have to do is find a mechanic to install the new one.

I guess my only reason for writing is to encourage you not to give up on finding a replacement part unless you have exhausted all avenues.

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