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  1. #1
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    Throttle cable indentification?

    Hi chaps - as mine is currently broken... in arundel high street.... does anyone know what throttle cable I have?

    Pilgrim sumo mk2 rover 4.6 edelbrock 600, Morris marina Pedalbox

    Any guesses would be much appreciated.

    Alex

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    No idea but that's why I have breakdown cover because the AA/RAC will make a temporary one. Hope you got going.


    Andy

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    Mine was through the car insurance. Nice chap, said they don't carry the cable kits anymore because few cars use them....

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    Get yourself a decent cycle brake cable and some screw on ends.
    Has got me out of trouble twice on my Dax
    CHRISC - SW REG REP - Cullompton DB No.46
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    Another vote for bike brake inner cable.

    My throttle snapped several years ago. I got the few miles home with the help of a shoe lace.

    Made up a couple of throttle inner cables from bike brake cables. As the original had snapped on a bend on the pedal I put a short piece of heat shrink sleeve on the cable at the bend. One cable was fitted and the other is carried in the boot in my spares kit. If I recall, I had to flatten or file down the barrel end of the bike cable a bit so it slotted into the pedal. Just fed the rest of the cable through the bulkhead and inside the original throttle outer casing. Clamped the end to the carburetor. Worked a treat ever since.

    Russ
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    Rover 3.5 V8 with Holley carburetor.

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    I've done the same with a bootlace, as did Pete Robertson recently. As a lash -up at one point I used a bike cable and spliced it into the existing cable (to keep the end joints the same) using an electrical choc-block as a joint, having cut the isolation off it. It worked well until a proper cable could be sourced.
    David (AKA Firestarter29)

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    In fact it's quicker to thread a bike cable through the existing outer than it is to install a complete new inner and outer on the Dax
    I speak from experience !
    CHRISC - SW REG REP - Cullompton DB No.46
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    Think I've found a straight replacement - escort mk1. I get how I can bodge the pedal end with a bike cable - its git a ball/nipple on it. The other has a socket that clips on a ball on the carb not sure I can do much with that..

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    I bought a cable from Reel Steel which was a straight fit Marina pedal box to Edelbrock same setup to you I think.
    Martin

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    Thanks tinka

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