[V8] Accelerator cables

dsaad at icehouse.net dsaad at icehouse.net
Thu Aug 26 14:29:46 EDT 2004

Did you get the desired fireball?


Quoting cobram at juno.com:

> Al Allen <alallen at pacbell.net> writes:
> > acrid smoke!  Fortunately these cars were actually equipped with a
> > "hand throttle," an early form of cruise control, so you could
> > continue to your destination if the aircraft cable actually broke
> > (it does) the link between engine and chassis.
> The Fiats of the era also had the "hand throttle", what it was REALLY for
> was to tweak the idle up to keep engine running, depending on the problem
> of the day.  On the Fiats I think most owners used it to hold the
> throttle open for launching the car off of docks, cliffs and into old
> rock quarries.  BTDT-statute of limitation expired long ago ;-p
> http://www.geocities.com/cobramsri/
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