08/28/09 - Throttle Cable and Fuse Panel
first attempt at a throttle cable was some brake line and some bulkhead
fittings I had. In the back of my mind, I knew that braided
teflon brake hose did not have the compressive resistance (axial) to
operate as a throttle cable, but here's how it turned out:
Needless to say, it did not work. Well, it didn't work as well as it should, so I purchased a LOKAR 72" throttle cable. I don't think it looks as interesting, but it's damn close.
The E30 normally pulls the throttle from a link that opens to a hole in the firewall that's located outboard of the brake booster.
That's unacceptable for two reasons.
1) It's even further from the throttle bodies.
2) Since I moved my brake booster, it's also right behind the brake booster.
So I relocated it to just above the pedal. This required adding a link to the factory pedal. I still need to add a spring in here somewhere, I don't want to rely on the throttle springs to return the pedal. Also, the RB throttle bodies have a MUCH higher spring rate than the BMW single throttle body, so I may need to beef up the pedal. It's just shitty plastic.
Also got the fuse panel mounted:
Here's a preview of my master cylinder reservoir. Mounting this thing is proving to be a pain in the ass: