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Old 09-26-2014, 10:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hand throttle with "cruise/lock" 96 civic

First off, this mod is a bit of a copy of redneck's mod (he used a bike brake handle) - check it out here:http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...yle-26101.html

I really like the simplicity and execution, but I wanted to be able to hold a throttle position on the highway and get sick mpg's!

Donkeycrx's setup is freakin' art and bulletproof, but the same thing, no cruise

Here's my take on the "hand throttle mod"

I found this throttle control kit at farm and fleet for about $11 ARNOLD P/N: 490-230-0001



the pink circle is the part I modified and cut apart to make my "cable holder".
The one on the left is my hand throttle (had to adjust the tightness at the center bolt for my"cruise")



Started out at the pedal just like redneck (ignore the factory cruise bronze looking deal) the business is at the top.



drilled a hole in the pedal (still no different)




This is where I went off on my own..
Got a shifter cable for a bike (with nubs on both ends) and cut it to approximate length. I didn't like the solid cable that came with the kit, because it would resist me over-riding by pushing the throttle with my foot.

I put heat-shrink tubing (my 2 smallest sizes-double encasing the cable to prevent fraying) over the cable at the end where it would go thru the gas pedal, and a single layer over the cut end (so it won't separate during install)



this is my "chopped and screwed" second throttle control that came in the kit - I'm only using it to hold the cable here - waste not want not. One screw in the factory hole for the lower console mount, one bolt thru the mount so it won't wiggle



you can see here how a solid cable would be an issue if you needed to push the gas with your foot - the bike cable will just give and slack out of the way:



and, finally, my hand throttle! (also bolted to the lower console)



thanks!
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Old 09-26-2014, 10:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks good...

How do you like driving with it ?



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This is awesome. I would love to make one of these for my insight, but other problems take precedence right now.
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i had something similar setup on my VW Fox, about 9 years ago. was funny at the time because everyone that looked at it said it looked dangerous, but it worked. i will try to look for some pics.
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How do you like driving with it ?



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thanks! haven't taken it out yet i'm helping a buddy with his jeep. I'll report back tomorrow, hopefully with good news!
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Cool mod and great idea. Interested to see how it works in practice.
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wow! this is freaking slick! I'm going to drive on it like this for a few days, but I'm already considering making an extension for the hand throttle handle! I really like this mod... I expect another mileage increase!!

Thanks guys, especially donkeycrx and redneck!

enjoy~
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SICK!!

Brilliant execution. Simple and straight to the point. Thanks for the pics.

Man, now I've got something else to do... Urg. Ha!

Looking forward to the extension. Keep us posted!

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SICK!!

Brilliant execution. Simple and straight to the point. Thanks for the pics.

Man, now I've got something else to do... Urg. Ha!

Looking forward to the extension. Keep us posted!

will do! good times! I'll put up my extension handle when it happens.. I'll keep my eyes open to see what you come up with

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That hot pink short shifter really sets everything off lol

Looks good but isn't it down a little far to grab. I think I would have to mount it up by the arm rest

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