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Clutch cable
Posted by: richard1 ()
Date: February 11, 2020 11:04AM

Some may seen this on FB, but I'll add here for others

Finally something broke on the Corvair, after 10 years of driving it.

I was adjusting the clutch Saturday and the cable snapped. Choice: order a new one for $33 plus $75 freight, and about $30 in duties and charges, waiting a few weeks for it to arrive, or have one made. I had one made for $12.93. Took it to the guy Monday morning and picked up the new one in the afternoon.

It is a little shop, about 12'x 10', where the guy makes cables all day. Nothing else. He previously made me an accelerator cable for the Mini.

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Re: Clutch cable
Posted by: texas yenko dude ()
Date: February 11, 2020 11:35AM

Very nice Richard. We have a house in Mexico. I get all sorts of things made there. Usually very nice and very inexpensive too.

Texas YENKO Dude
Southeast of Disorder

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Re: Clutch cable
Posted by: thewolfe ()
Date: February 11, 2020 11:52AM

Looks nice and can't beat that price. Hopefully the larger stranded cable holds up.

Nate Wolfe
Portland OR
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Re: Clutch cable
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: February 11, 2020 12:33PM

We don't have shops like that up here. The youngers like to think we can 3D print everything, so the specialty shops have about all gone away!!!! hot smiley

Corventure Dave

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Re: Clutch cable
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: February 11, 2020 01:06PM

There shops around in marinas with lots of sail boats. I've had some pretty nice stuff remade for my boat.


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Re: Clutch cable
Posted by: irfgt ()
Date: February 11, 2020 03:27PM

Looks like they just spliced it together.

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Re: Clutch cable
Posted by: vairmech ()
Date: February 11, 2020 04:20PM

The early cables were 2 piece.

That looks like a nice cable!

Ken Hand
Handy Car Care
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Re: Clutch cable
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: February 12, 2020 10:07AM

Lates are also two piece, just one piece is a rod....winking smiley

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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