Throttle cable

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Throttle cable

Postby Steve A » Sun 12.11.2017, 20:17

Does anybody know if the throttle cable from another car or is it unique to the Elan M100 :poke:
"If everything is under control, you are going too slow."
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Re: Throttle cable

Postby John_W » Sun 12.11.2017, 20:45

I think you know what the answer was going to be ...
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Even the left-hand drive cables are different from the right-hand drive ones. Oh, and they’re supposed to be a right sod to change.

Hence why ashm had a plan about 8 years ago, but sadly it never came to fruition (real life got in the way, I think). For moral support see posts like this: viewtopic.php?f=85&t=15541
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Re: Throttle cable

Postby ashm » Mon 27.11.2017, 10:32

John_W wrote:(real life got in the way, I think)

Well, "real life" in the form of a jag ploughing into my elan from the offside rear and writing it off. I believe phil probably still has the original prototype cable.
Having spent several years getting that elan set up just right, I was then back to square one and my new elan still has a long way to go before it'll be back at the point where the throttle cable is top of the list :(

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Re: Throttle cable

Postby John_W » Mon 27.11.2017, 13:19

Wow! Sorry to hear that was the reason. I hope you weren’t in it at the time.
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Re: Throttle cable

Postby ashm » Thu 30.11.2017, 22:14

Yeah, I ended up with three injured vertebrae as it spun me around, but other than that the car took pretty good care of me.
The injury took me out of the running for the Delhi Commonwealth Games, which was pretty gutting as at the time I was making the cut. Looking back I'm probably more upset that I lost the Elan though.
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Re: Throttle cable

Postby HJ2 » Fri 01.12.2017, 10:50

:shock: Sorry to hear this!
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Re: Throttle cable

Postby John_W » Fri 01.12.2017, 18:36

ashm,
What an absolutely horrible train of events. I missed that story at the time. Sorry to drag up old memories.
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