Making a Cable Bracket for the LX5 Throttle Body

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Making a Cable Bracket for the LX5 Throttle Body

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We offer both cable brackets individually, or as part of a package with the adapter, throttle body, and gaskets.  If you would rather make your own bracket, the following pictures will give you an idea of what is involved.  The 3400 style brackets are much easier to source, and modify but are not compatible with a 3500 style cable bracket. 

Starting out, this is the LX5 throttle body on the 3400 style manifold.

First modification is notching the bracket to clear the adapter.


Not every throttle body has this vacuum line.  You can either pull it out and seal the hole, or put a cap on it and notch the bracket as shown here.

The empty bolt hole is where the bottom of the cable bracket will be mounted.  The bracket's mounting has been cut already in this picture.

The cut piece is bolted to the throttle body and this is roughly how much space is needed to be made up.

Bar stock is what we use, though any similarly thick piece that fits will do the job.




The 3500 version of the bracket uses both the 3400 and LX5 cable brackets.  This style also works on the 3400 manifolds.  If you are buying a bracket and may use a 3500 in the future, then go ahead and get this bracket.  They cost more due to the extra work and the harder to acquire LX5 brackets.

LX5 Bracket bolted up

The bracket also has a large flat piece that goes under the throttle body.  This is removed to make installation easier.

This is how far off the cable length is with the LX5 bracket.

After the bottom panel is removed, cutting the cable mount off the bracket on these locations

This is the only picture of the final cut made to the 3400 bracket.  Its a trial and error process in the car to get the cable length right, and aligned with the throttle body linkage. 


Tack and Weld it in place


Comparison of the stock LX5 bracket to the new bracket



Product CodeArticleCableBracket

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