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jps

posted on 6/3/19 at 08:23 AM Reply With Quote
Which clutch cable?

Having seen it mentioned in several places I bought a 1.3 Capri clutch cable and - although this is a picture taken from the Haynes forum - I am effectively having the same sort of problem as shown below with the routing(sorry about the photo size).

Is it just a case of getting a longer cable - putting the 180deg bend futher away and thereby allowing straighter runs into the pedal box and at the clutch arm end?


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SJ

posted on 6/3/19 at 08:35 AM Reply With Quote
My clutch cable is much longer - maybe 2x that one. Pretty sure it was bought as a Capri cable. Can remember which model though.
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rusty nuts

posted on 6/3/19 at 08:42 AM Reply With Quote
On mine I used a million 2 Escort cable but where it goes through the bulkhead I made an angled cable stop rather than the straight one shown there, the cable is routed around the metal part of the engine mount secured with a rubber lined P clip . It has a smooth curve and the pedal action is smooth.
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jps

posted on 6/3/19 at 09:15 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by rusty nuts
secured with a rubber lined P clip


Cheers - I did think this might be important too as it currently feels like it has a fair bit of 'scrunch' in it with the initial pedal movement.

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nick205

posted on 6/3/19 at 10:12 AM Reply With Quote
On my Pinto + type 9 MK Indy (Sierra donor) I used a new Sierra clutch cable. From memory the cable was 2-3 timeslonger than the one shown in the picture. With a longer cable it allowed straighter ends and not such a tight bend. Car drove fine.
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phil m

posted on 6/3/19 at 11:22 AM Reply With Quote
Looks the same kind of length as mine. I made a couple of small brackets to make sure it ran properly
One off the bell housing downwards and one to secure it nice and straight on the chassis rail for the part into the pedal housing

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Slater

posted on 6/3/19 at 11:49 AM Reply With Quote
Looks same as mine too. I got a big wide tie wrap and put it across the widest points of the cable. got someone to pull it tighter and bring the two bulging side closer together slowly whilst I was operating the clutch, the cable now runs in a U shape with parallel sides. This improved the angle where the cable comes out the bulkhead. been on there 10yrs and works fine.

I will try and find a pic and post it up.





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nick205

posted on 6/3/19 at 12:34 PM Reply With Quote
Photo here to show the clutch cable running round over the engine mount.



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Grimsdale

posted on 6/3/19 at 01:04 PM Reply With Quote
escort cosworth from burton power.

https://www.burtonpower.com/clutch-cable-ford-escort-mk2-cosworth-yb-ccescyb2.html

i had the close-to-exhaust problem causing clutch cable failures. Fitted the above which solved the issue.

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jps

posted on 6/3/19 at 01:15 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Grimsdale
escort cosworth from burton power.

https://www.burtonpower.com/clutch-cable-ford-escort-mk2-cosworth-yb-ccescyb2.html

i had the close-to-exhaust problem causing clutch cable failures. Fitted the above which solved the issue.


1730mm! I think that a whole metre longer than the one I have at the moment!

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nick205

posted on 6/3/19 at 02:48 PM Reply With Quote
IIRC the Escort Cosworth was based on a Sierra and not an Escort so the clutch cables are probably more Sierra like.

[Edited on 6/3/19 by nick205]

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CosKev3

posted on 7/3/19 at 08:22 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by nick205
IIRC the Escort Cosworth was based on a Sierra and not an Escort so the clutch cables are probably more Sierra like.

[Edited on 6/3/19 by nick205]


Correct,as the Escort Cosworth used the same gearbox as the Sierra,and is the only new age escort with a in line engine

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steve m

posted on 7/3/19 at 07:17 PM Reply With Quote
My clutch cable is exactly the same as in the first pic, a Ford Capri MK1 68-72 and is a Moprod mcc 1005

Its been on my car since 1998 and has never caused any problems, so cant see any problems why you don't think it will work

steve





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jps

posted on 7/3/19 at 08:35 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by steve m
My clutch cable is exactly the same as in the first pic, a Ford Capri MK1 68-72 and is a Moprod mcc 1005

Its been on my car since 1998 and has never caused any problems, so cant see any problems why you don't think it will work

steve


because it is bent tightly it doesn't run straight into the pedal box or the bell housing so when I push the clutch pedal it feels like i pulls the outer cable taut before it pulls on the clutch release arm. It seems like that is less than optimal!

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rusty nuts

posted on 7/3/19 at 08:55 PM Reply With Quote
If your cable sits at a similar angle at the bulkhead as the photo then it will feel strange , the first thing that will happen is the cable will try to straighten as the pedal is pressed before actually operating the clutch . Get someone to operate the clutch pedal while you watch what happens to the cable to see what I mean .
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