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    Installing new accelerator cable tips?

    Darn, it is buried behind the heater duct and stuff. Any tips other than expanded vocabulary of very short words? I can feel a retainer clip on the end. I assume you have to thread the new cable through the firewall and into the new seath? Solder the far end?

    I guess I dodged a bullet as my cable had one strand left at the carb. Had I not pulled the air cleaner assembly off I would not have found it and probably had to be towed home.

    Today's rant: Rimmer took a month to determine a brand new master cylinder I returned was in fact defective. Another three weeks to bother to send the new order. DHL got it across the pond and delivered in 4 days. I still had to pay the $76 return shipping! Not happy with all that. Well, because of the virus, I did not really miss the spring shows.

    #2
    No tips eh? That bad?

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      #3
      Most of us don't know the issue with replacing the accelerator cable on LHD drive cars. On RHD cars it is a simple, 5-minute job.
      Dave
      1974 Mk2, ZF Auto, 3.45 Diff, Datsun Driveshafts. Stag owner/maintainer since 1989.

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        #4
        How come the air cleaner hides the throttle cable? Does it not sit on the tower just forwards of the distributor?

        Cable routing should be easy, especially if the outer cable sheath is still in place. route the new inner through it and bingo.

        Stags and Range Rover Classics - I must be a loony

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          #5
          if u get the correct cable. no need to pull the wire out . that ball at the end goes through the hole in the fire wall. those plastic vent heater pipes make it difficult to see

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            #6
            helps having a second helper. I just did this job with my son over the weekend

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              #7
              Sympathies with postage....once was stung sending maple syrup toffees back home $86 ! Thought i’d Been ripped off but that was the postage only. There are other stag parts specialists other than rimmers. One trick that can be used with cables is to use the old to feed the new, either directly or with a reeving wire. Inner first then outer once the inner is in, but from the other end. Do sweat the end to stop fraying. RHD cars must be easier by far.
              There are 2 secrets to staying on top :- 1. Don't give everything away.
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                #8
                Hmm maybe something I should do before installing the dash?

                $76 shipping.. wow. Thats not normal surely? I got a fuel tank shipped here cheaper than that!

                I did see an article that said that 80% of trans-atlantic frieght shipping is done on passenger flights, I guess without them the costs have skyrocketed.. they did say that it would..

                Terry
                Terry Hunt, Wilmington Delaware

                www.terryhunt.co.uk

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by richardthestag View Post
                  How come the air cleaner hides the throttle cable? Does it not sit on the tower just forwards of the distributor?

                  Cable routing should be easy, especially if the outer cable sheath is still in place. route the new inner through it and bingo.
                  Probably a a LHD issue, but I had to experiment for about a year on and off until I found a suitable accelerator routing which made for a smooth pedal. The cable is really long and sort of goes around the entire engine bay until it returns from the right hand side to enter the carb bracket. It was continuously so jerky that I suspected a broken strand. Tried oiling it more and all sorts of things until I recognised that it was the cable routing. It's now nice and smooth, but I had to "glue" in the end into the carb bracket to stop it occasionally flopping out.

                  Drew
                  The answer isn't 42, it's 1/137

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                    #10
                    Yup, LHD. There feels like a clip holding the ball end into the rod. Can't see it with the duct in the way. Digging out my flex-camera I guess.
                    The frayed ends were hidden by the way the linkage sits. I only looked at all as I had the cleaner off.

                    Shipping: USPS over 4 Lbs is "priority only" We don't have a UPS or DHL office in our town, only a third party shipper who is even more expensive. Besides USPS trying to balance their books, I think Rimmer should be paying for return shipping on a defective part. If it was an error on my part, fine. Error was on their part and they did not respond to my inquiry. Not impressed several times now with their business acumen.

                    Well, second cup of coffee so I'll give it a go. Been gravity bleeding the new master so I can put it in.

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                      #11
                      Success. It is the heater blower that is in the way. Held the brake pedal out of the way with a broomstick. Then put a couple of neo-magnets on a long large Philips screw driver so the clip would sit with the hole in the tip. I was then able to push the clip into the end of the rod. Rimmer sure did not leave much slack in the free end to get it into the linkage. 1/8 inch or so. Yet the sheath was longer than needed. Before anyone says just shorten the sheath, the ends were crimped on. Not a great design IMHO, but back to working. New master on. I can bleed the brakes and maybe after about a year, be able to drive it around the block!

                      Sure do get a lot of complements on how pretty a Stag is. Most people have only seen TR sports cars.

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                        #12
                        Well I'm glad you mentioned that, what a bear that cable is!

                        Even with the dash out the A/C blower is covering it and its not easy..

                        Terry
                        Terry Hunt, Wilmington Delaware

                        www.terryhunt.co.uk

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