View Full Version : Need help finding accelerator cable!

01-26-2012, 07:30 PM
Hey all I'm posting my first question! Anywho I have an 87 Buick Regal Limited it has a 71 Buick 455 swapped into it. Oreilly's has ordered in 6 different cables and none of them have worked. I only have time to get there after 5pm in which there is only the young kids that have hardly any clue what a carburetor is. My carb is the original Rochester Q-Jet that came with the 455. The carb has the ball stud for the cable to attach to (where the linkage would have snapped on to in the Rivi that it came from.) The cable thats in the car now has the ball stud (female) end on it and hooks to the foot feed like it should as well. The casing is all cracked and frayed and it likes to stick at 3/4 throttle.

I've tried to be as thorough as possible!

I've uploaded a couple example pics.

The first two images are examples of what I have. The third image is one variance of what the parts store has ordered in for me.

01-26-2012, 08:16 PM
if you have a NAPA store i would start there:BangHead::BangHead::BangHead:

01-26-2012, 08:39 PM
Thanks. There is one the next town over. Like a 15 min drive. I will head over there asap!

01-26-2012, 08:51 PM
not trying to be a wise azz but my personal experience is a little better with hard to find parts or if there is a swap involved it always doesnt show up on the computer screen , find a old school parts guy at napa or equivalant store and make him your friend you wont regret it good luck :cool:

01-26-2012, 08:57 PM
Might need to find a donor car or contact Lokar

01-26-2012, 09:28 PM
Yeah theres an old school parts guy at our o'reilly's however he only works there while i'm at work lol. gonna try to get out of work early tomorrow. i found this part number but have no clue what car it goes to. Looks like the right cable but is like 7" shorter than my regals cable. its a napa number. BK 6101361

monte ss496
01-26-2012, 09:39 PM
One word,,, lokar,,, lol

01-27-2012, 06:27 PM
look into a cable for a early 80's gmc 4x4 pick up w/diesel engine i've heard of peoiple using that for short cable fixes.

monte ss496
01-27-2012, 10:10 PM
x's 2! may be a cheaper alternative!:cool2:

01-28-2012, 07:25 PM
Well I've done a ton of research and the cable in my car is from a late 60's early 70's JEEP CJ or Waggoneer. Oreilly's wants $40 for one and their a factory order item, which means there is no return. So frustrated!

04-01-2016, 05:38 AM
I know you've probably already fixed this issue, but I am going to reply now for those who may read this from now on! I would remove the stud from the throttle linkage arm. Drill the hole (if needed) to accept the replacement/required/needed stud. Problem solved. These studs are a bit tricky to find, but way easier than your non-existent cable.