The operating cables and throttle linkage on your race car should be routinely inspected and maintained to ensure proper working order. These cables are crucial to safety features such as your fire system and parachutes as well as core vehicle functions like your throttle and fuel shut off.
If your cables tend to bind or pull with anything less than a smooth, steady movement, they should be replaced without hesitation.
In this video, Tim McAmis gives a quick look at the different operation cables and details how they should function, the dangers of improper maintenance and key procedures that should be performed during inspection to ensure longevity and use.
The DRA Off-Season Maintenance Series takes a detailed look at what items to inspect and address on your race car when the drag racing season comes to a close. By properly maintaining your vehicle during the off-season, you will be better prepared and able to campaign a highly competitive vehicle when racing resumes. In addition, you will prevent general fatigue and wear and tear from turning into catastrophic failures that could turn into costly repairs for you vehicle.
Off-Season Maintenance Series:
- Part 1 – Overview & Chassis Inspection
- Part 2 – Front Suspension, Brakes & Tires
- Part 3 – Steering
- Part 4 – Fuel System
- Part 5 – Rear Housing & Brakes
- Part 6 – Rear Suspension & Rod Ends
- Part 7 – Shocks
- Part 8 – Drive Shaft
Part 9 – Cables & Linkage
- Part 10 – Safety Equipment
- Part 11 – Batteries
- Part 12 – Body Repair
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