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OEM hand throttle

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by Keep, Apr 1, 2003.

  1. Keep

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    Been thinking about installing the toyota OEM hand throttle, but I understand some 80s supported it out of the box, some required additional hardware.  So, I ask the local Cruiser gods  :bow:.... What do I look for to determine which I've got?   [​IMG]

    PS, I like the new smileys.  :beer: But the [​IMG] one actually posts :dunno:.
     
  2. Hltoppr

    Hltoppr SILVER Star

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    Keep, as I understand it you need to see if there is a bracket attached to the gas pedal assembly. Some US 80s came with this bracket that the OEM hand throttle plugs into, some did not. Look under the dash at the gas pedal. If you have a black bracket sticking out from the top of the pedal assembly, you're in luck! Otherwise, I think :bow: Christo might be able to help, so I'd drop him a line.

    -H-
     
  3. Jim_Phillips

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    Keep

    I've got a hand throttle and a digital camera. Let me know if you would like some pics of how it all fits together. It will be tomorrow before I can do anything, but let me know...

    Cheers, Jim :beer:
     
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    If you do have the bracket it is possible to install the throttle in under 15 minutes.  It was a very simple install and I am glad I got one when I did.  It came in handy while I was winching out a couple weeks back.  

    I have mine set to run the motor at 3k RPM in neutral.  It works very well, and my 9 year old battery hasn't started to sputter yet.  Soon I expect that it will die on its own. :cry:  

    Next upgrade:   :bow: Optima...
     
  5. Hltoppr

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    Rogue, one of my friends just picked up a Red Top Optima from one of the Batteries Plus stores for $119. You might want to check the local yellow pages and see if you can find that deal up where you are.

    -H-
     
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    If I had $119 I would look into it. I am a poor college kid. Maybe this summer I will get a job and get some more goodies.

    The whole winch ordeal set me back quite a bit and I am now needing a loan to pay for this coming term.

    Anyone want to help another Cruiserhead? :tear:
     
  7. Keep

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    Just ordered the hand throttle. Thank you for the assistance gents.
     
  8. Hltoppr

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    Keep, I think I'm following your lead shortly. Rogue, c'mon man, sell some plasma or collect aluminum cans from the next party....You're becoming the educated part of society; figure something out! :D :eek:

    Believe in yourself, you can do it!

    -H-

    (We need the Jester smiley....Woody?)
     
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    fyi:
    optimas are $102 at costco
     
  10. Rogue

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    H,

    Both of those options don't work for me. My plasma is no good and I don't party. :-[

    Donations please? :tear:
     
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    Actually I'm nothing more than a poor high school kid, but I may be able to get you a slightly used red top for nothing more than shipping.... A friend of mine accidentally broke one of the top posts off, you can just buy some aux posts to screw in the side and use those. If you pay shipping I'll check with him to get it. Where are you?
     
  12. cruiserdan

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    Crusin,

    Shipping would be a bear as batteries are considered hazardous materials and require special handling to be shipped safely and legally...It would cost more than the price of a new battery to ship it.......Unless you cheated....don't get caught, the fines would blow your mind....

    Regards.. Dan :beer: