Because this is a pilot house I have dual controls and because I’m not fancy they are cables. I had everything all connected but wasn’t happy with the way the throttle felt. The injector pump only has about a 1” throw while the cable and control are about 3”. So, when I’d operate the controls the handle would barely move from idle to full. As one of my loose ends before running the engine it was finally time to remedy this situation. I grabbed a piece of flat bar and sketched up my idea then cut and drilled my way to a mock-up.
The measurements were rough and I had to make an adjustment once I temporarily mounted it in place. Fabricating moving parts like this takes a lot of installing, removing and reinstalling until you get it all set. I got it to where I was happy with it at the end of the day. The throttle goes through the full motion now. Next I’ll have to finish it up by painting the pieces and then I’ll remount everything, probably two workdays until I can call this one done.
Dream it. Design it. Build it. A hobbyist at heart, I'm usually asked, "Wouldn't it be cheaper and easier to just buy that?!?". Sure, but then I wouldn't understand it and appreciate it like only a do-it-your-selfer can!