1965 Dart unknown hole.

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  1. Stumpy

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    What is this hole for in my 65 Dart? AC related?

    Thinking about putting my manual choke through it.
     
  2. toolmanmike

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    Automatic car?
     
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    C130 Chief Mechanical Genius

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    Nope, for 6-cyl throttle linkage.
     
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    • mopowers

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      Chief nailed it. It's the hole for the slant six throttle linkage.
       
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        Yeah, the automatic cars had transmission kickdown linkage attached to it.
         
      • pishta

        pishta I know I'm right....

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        V8's had cable as well as 6 A/C cars
         
      • RustyRatRod

        RustyRatRod Bla de blizhibliz de blatde blizi bla bla FABO Gold Member

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        Yes, that's for the slant six rod throttle linkage.
         
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        4-speed 273.
         
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          So i imagine it is a good place to run my manual choke.
           
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          • 65 Dartman

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            Your 65 throttle cable bracket also bolts to the horseshoe bracket below the hole. You can see one of the bolts on the left side.
             
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            No! Throttle hole, read above posts.
             
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            If he drilled a hole through the plate that now covers the hole, I suppose he could run a choke cable.
             
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            I remember seeing that but I didn't think my 66 4 speed car had it. Yep it's there. You can see how far away from the throttle cable.

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            Yes. Since you're not using that hole, it'd be a great spot to run a choke cable. You'll just have to drill the inner plate also, obviously.
             
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            I did read the posts. I don’t have a 6. Or an auto. There is nothing in that hole. My 273 throttle is to the right of it.
             
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            I also need to run wires for tach and oil pressure. Seems like a decent place for all those things.
             
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            • toolmanmike

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              What is that a 1 1/2" hole. Get yourself a rubber grommet or a cap plug. I like grommet's better. They seal better and are quieter.

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              • halifaxhops

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                Got ya then yes it is perfect to run through.
                 
              • 65 Dartman

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                Here is the V8 (and slant with factory AC) gas pedal bracket. The hole in question is behind the large space besides the bottom two holes roughly as I marked

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                • toolmanmike

                  toolmanmike FABO MODERATOR Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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                  And the smiley face reinforcement on the firewall side keeps you from putting your foot through the floor! LOL
                   
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                    Stumpy, OK, the reason its there on a V8 car is ALL the firewalls are stamped the same, Slant 6 or 273. Then if it was a standard Slant 6 it got a bracket that held that long linkage rod in place. If it was a 273 then it got that foam under the bracket posted in that picture above and the throttle CABLE was routed more left as the V8 was wider.

                    I don't have the link to our favorite Lady building that Hyperpak Valiant Wagon. She is using that hole with the linkage rod.
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                    • BillGrissom

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                      Exactly. That throttle cable-mount plate looked Rube Goldbergish when I restored it in 1965 Dart w/ 273. Then I got a 1964 Valiant w/ slant six and saw how it began with the rotating rod throttle mount, so the cable plate was a retro-fit to that. Stumpy's car might have a later-year cable throttle fitted to it. I saw an early A in the junkyard like that, obviously a kludged-in setup, probably to retrofit a 318 engine.
                       
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                      My '65 has the original 273 4-sp with an 1405 Edelbrock instead of the original Carter 4-bbl. It has a throttle cable that as far as I can tell it is the original set up.
                       
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