[Lumps!] Attn Lumpers CHECK that throttle cable of yours

OK today I went out to do a little work on the ol cat. I
give it the customary push on the gas peddal an turn the
key. The engine jumped up to about 3500 rpm so I shut it
off and opened the bonnet. The Jag accelerator cable had
jammed in the almost wide open position! Closer
investigation showed that the rubber tube that conneted the
treaded part of the cable to the back half had turned hard
and broken. The break allowed the cable to hang up on
itself. This could have been a major problem at speed while
driving. I’m looking at aftermarket cables right now, the
main problem is how the cable hooks to the pedal. Anyway I
thought I’d pass it on so it wouldn’t happen to anyone else.

Regards
Mark–
76 Jaguar XJ6L SBC 400/700R4
Valencia, United States
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In reply to a message from The Composer sent Mon 31 May 2004:

Will check mine out for wear…but, since the first one lasted
almost 30 years - it appears the original design was fine?

Roger Mabry
Glendora, CA
1971 XJ6 350/350, soon to be 415 SBC with 200R
1974 383/700R, with front sheet metal from parts car
1974 parts car (305/350) gone soon I hope!–
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driving. I’m looking at aftermarket cables right now, the


Roger Mabry
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