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I put extra springs on the slave cylinder to insure idle return.
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Ya need the on road spec. if ever inspected , same with all air fittings and tubing & air hoses. The air throttle spec. has something to do with the time it takes to dump the air, when throttle is released.
Maybe the Finn-Meister has an explaination
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I wonder how my old cable throttle would have been viewed by the DOT?
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Well, I rechecked the Coach Conversion offer, and they calim their surface mount product IS compliant. I think I need to make a call. It would be such a piece of cake install.

Does the air throttle offer any feedback resistance? That is to say, do you get a sense of throtle position?

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I suspect if they knew your occupation, the DOT would label your old throttle cable as 'half baked'.
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Ya need the on road spec. if ever inspected , same with all air fittings and tubing & air hoses. The air throttle spec. has something to do with the time it takes to dump the air, when throttle is released.
Maybe the Finn-Meister has an explanation
Believe it or not, in all of my years on the road, I never had one of the trucks that was hauling the load that I was escorting asked to pull around back to the inspection barn, or stop on the side of the road for an inspection, just very lucky I guess plus most of the Heavy Haulers and boat haulers that I worked with took pride in keeping their equipment in top notch condition and inspecting one of these combinations takes a lot longer than the average 18 wheeler.


http://www.pbase.com/iamflagman/image/14574533

My van was inspected for the proper equipment more than any load that I was escorting.
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John,
I am not really worried about getting inspected. The main concern is liability. If I were to get into an accident, and some cash thirsty lawyer did a little research, I could wind up retired on a park bench with a newspaper blanket.

I also don't want to trash anyone else's life because I tried to save a few bucks or hours of labor. We all preach safety, and that is a good thing.
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Gardner,i would worry more about a 25 year old cable,than a new air throttle!
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Randy,
I am thinking about the 25 year old cable, otherwise I would't even consider $500+ for a throttle assembly. But for $500+ I don't want any problems, legal or otherwise.
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It would be such a piece of cake install.
Crit,
I suspect if they knew your occupation, the DOT would label your old throttle cable as 'half baked'.
Gardner, this is funny,
& Shane's upgrade repairs are "Well Done"
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I just saw this treadle valve for sale on Ebay...do not know about the application.

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