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Old 03-26-2009, 10:58 PM
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Default New Deluxe Rear Throttle Lever - New Batch

RV8ers,

I'm making some rear throttle levers that better match the deluxe levers so many of us are using in the front seat. This is a drop in replacement for the lever that is provided in Vans Rear Seat Throttle optional kit. The advantages to this lever over stock are 1) Better looking, in my biased opinion 2) Doesn't stick out as far so it reduces the chance of being bumped by the back seater's knee and 3) It seems to bind less than the stock lever, due to the shorter offset which reduces the twist in the arm. If you're interested please email me at chriswelsh@sbcglobal.net or PM me. Price is $45.00 which includes shipping to the lower 48.





Here's a new picture of what the lever looks like if you choose to have it anodized. I also engraved a placard for the lever.



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Old 05-03-2009, 08:46 PM
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Hi all,

I have 2 left in stock from the last batch if anyone is interested.

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Old 05-04-2009, 02:08 PM
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The two I had in stock have been sold but I'll go ahead and run another batch. Email or PM me if interested.

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Old 05-04-2009, 03:26 PM
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Good idea, Chris, and looks like you've done a great job in manufacturing these levers.

I found the same two objections with the rear throttle lever -- too long which caused the binding. So, I just removed the handle and cut it off on the band saw, then polished the cut edge with the Scotchbrite wheel. Looks like yours but the knob is black with a silver edge.
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Old 05-07-2009, 09:52 AM
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Chris, I sent you an e-mail.

The stock rear throttle interfers with my wife's knee. I removed the
back ball and slid a red sleeve over the lever (the rubber thread protector
that came on the spar bolts), but this looks Rube G. to me. Like yours
much better.
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Old 05-07-2009, 09:11 PM
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Can this throttle be used in place of std. front throttle?
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Old 05-13-2009, 08:57 PM
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Default 2 Left Again!

It seems that no matter how many I make in a batch, I always end up with 2 left over. So if anyone wants one, I have 2 in stock.

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Old 05-14-2009, 12:32 PM
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Default New Deluxe Rear Throttle Lever

Hi Chris

Have sent you an email as you hadn't received my first request a few weeks ago. If you do not receive it please could you contact me via this link?

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Old 05-14-2009, 12:45 PM
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Bob, I'm sorry I haven't received your emails. I replied via the above link.

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Old 05-21-2009, 11:49 AM
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Bill, please check you PMs.

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