My car is an Aston Martin DBS, but it has the engine of a 1995 X300 XJR(6). This conversion was by the previous owner. I am after more information about the mechanism found in the middle of the throttle linkage. I have no knowledge of what it is, but I presume that it is to tell the ecu the position of the accelerator peddle. But, as you can see some adaptation has been made and I don’t know what the mod is or does. Also there is what appears to be a motor as part of it, but I can’t think what that is needed for. To add interest, the ignition system is from an early XJ40. This was (he told me at the time) because the X300 ignition is so integrated into the ecu and linked to the inbuilt alarm system that to use a points & rotor arm set-up is much simpler so I don’t know if this throttle cable assembly is actually doing anything. There is even a switch on the dash board to raise the revs for cold starts. If it was something to do with ESP traction control (I don’t know if the X300 hid that, but it is not operational on my car for sure). All a bit Heath Robinson.DSCF0275|666x500
Any help much appreciated.