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Cardinal Grammeter

Member Since 18 Mar 2014
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In Topic: 74 620 Throttle Cable wore thru sheath - Options?

18 October 2017 - 01:26 AM

LOTS of tubes about shortening cables.

 

LSS they replace the crimped end with a drilled and soldered joint.  No Likey...


In Topic: 74 620 Throttle Cable wore thru sheath - Options?

17 October 2017 - 06:43 AM

Mine has the threaded sheath end w/nut for the bracket on the EGR sub-manifold @ the carb.

 

Since that EGR is unique to the 74, I'm guessing the cable bracket is correct.

 

There was a guy selling a NOS one on eBay - the early part number for a big $35.

 

IDEA:  Make a cable loop @ pedal end (1-2 turns) and secure loop with small plastic tie.  It wouldn't damage the cable like a knot would.  Could even use a 1/8" length of brake line tubing to wind cable on, then tie through tubing.  That way no tie stress from cable tension.


In Topic: 74 620 Throttle Cable wore thru sheath - Options?

16 October 2017 - 11:39 PM

I got the ATP cable (Pioneer also makes it.)

 

Looks like exact part, however, cable at max adjustment is ONE HALF INCH TOO LONGI had to wrap some alum sheet at the firewall knurl to take up an xtra 1/8in of slack and still there is slack.

 

This is a 74 which is bastard year for everything electrical and EGR.  I believe there are 4 accelerator cable part numbers.  Who knows what the differences are.

 

And at max adj. the "S" bend is under "duress" and cable sticks - so that means if I rework the bracket to get more adjustment, it will exacerbate the current situation.

 

I was thinking of tying knots in the cable at the pedal end to shorten the cable - but that is the kind of work I hate.


In Topic: 74 620 Throttle Cable wore thru sheath - Options?

30 September 2017 - 05:35 AM

Thanks for the options.

 

I searched RA for the ATP # and came up empty - who would have guessed it was in "Interior."

 

But the deal out there was OReilly:  $12.99 and no shipping but will take 2 days on their truck.  Summit has the ATP for $20 shipped.

 

I wonder what the cost for a custom made one is....  Might be a bit more than $13.

 

NOTE:  Is this a common failure?  My cable sawed through the nylon tube - about 3" of cable was visible when it finally jammed.  (Answer is probably yes since there is aftermarket?)


In Topic: 74 620 Throttle Cable wore thru sheath - Options?

29 September 2017 - 02:53 PM

Duh!  I never thought of aftermarket!

 

Thanks