Well, now that the car is in my stable, it has been receiving better care. The throttle linkage will also receive regular attention as well. I don't have any cruise control issues (no cruise) so I'm not worried about that.
Winters here don't get very cold, but the area is somewhat dusty. I will keep a close eye on the linkage to see if the heavy grease is collecting dust/grit. If that is the case, I'll clean it all off and change to something lighter. I have plenty of hydraulic and pnuematic oil on hand.
I do know that this evening the throttle was much more responsive than it has ever been.
BTW Ted, did you ever try Sonny's?
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