OK I am in the process of doing another mod to my car that following a few sticky throttle posts recently, I thought may be of interest.
When stripping my car out, I had a good look at the throttle linkage at the pedal end and to be honest I think we will all agree it is laughable. Mine was loose and rattley and not very direct. To be honest I reckon it was a bit of a Friday afternoon at 4:30 back of a fag packet design. So I thought there has to be something better than this that can be done. Plus the standard cable as we all know is just a bloody bike brake cable with a metal outer that means any slight radius you put the cable under makes it sticky and once a bit of moisture has got in there and corrosion has started it is all over.
So on a recent trip to Nick Whales I was having a bit of a glance in the engine bay of an S2 Exige while I was waiting for the parts guy and I noticed the throttle cable was a lovely spiral bound jobbie and that its run took in some quite tight turns. So I shoved my head in the foot well and saw that they had changed the pedal end of the linkage as well.
So with the parts book out I ordered all of the little brackets and stuff and the cable to see if I could convert to the late S2 spec of throttle linkage and cable.
All of the stuff arrived yesterday and I am well chuffed. The cable is an awesome Teflon lined thing that you can basically tie in a knot and it still slides as smoothly as if it was lying straight.
Hereï¿½s a picture of the bits that you need.
Individually you need the cable ï¿½ Part number LA120J0007F
The picture above shows the Throttle body end of the cable. I have jenveys which basically have a pinch bolt, so I will simply chop the end off and clamp it with my pinch bolt
The following picture shows the pedal end
Into the socket on the pedal end fits the following ball ended stud ï¿½ Part number LA117W6745F
This ball ended stud bolts into the following bracket that simply nut and bolts to the throttle pedal ï¿½ Part number LA117J0089F
You then have a small bracket that bolts to the car and holds the cable ï¿½ Part number LA117J0087F
There is then a throttle return spring that runs between our new throttle pedal mounted cable bracket and the above bracket fitted to the car ï¿½ Part number LA117J6010F
You can see all of the parts and how they fit together on this following page from the Lotus parts book
I had a mess with the cable and it is awesome. I looped the cable round three times
And you can still pull and push the cable as easy as if it was lying in a straight line. Its great!!!
The other thing that is awesome is the cost. All of the above, from Lotus, with no discount, including VAT only came to ï¿½50.68
This has to be a worthwhile conversion for all of us S1 owners!!!