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Re: Accelerator Dropped to floor

On Fri, 21 Jul 1995, John Eickerman wrote:

> life so much better.  Put the bushing into the hole in the pedal rod first,
> and then attach the intermediate part.  It is not fun, as there is a hell
> of a lot of stuff under that dash board, enough room for about 1.5 hands,
> when you need two.  I cussed more by 7am than most people do all day.  My
I've got you beat John,
My accel. cable decided to come loose at the exit of turn 7 at Blackhawk 
farms this weekend, twice.  Eric (STEADIRIC) had the pleasure of the 
experience once, I had it the second time.  It then decided to leave on 
turn 3, again.

After convincing the other members that my car was in the grass because I 
pulled off the course voluntarily, rather than ending up there by error, 
I tried this:

remove the little hinge piece that attaches the cable to the pedal.  
Don't laugh, I then duct-taped (it's good to 100mph, I'm told) and then 
used a zip tie(wire tie) to wrap the whole mess together.  It survived 
the rest of the track use/abuse, and then made the 500 mile trip home 
without incidence.  German engineers have this knack for putting in extra 
parts that aren't needed, A/C, throttle pedal pieces, etc.
Robert Phillips
The University of Akron Sociology Department-------Akron, Ohio
1987 Audi 4000S, 1.8L 4-cyl, FWD-----SOLO II D-Street Prepared