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John Bonnett

posted on 11/10/20 at 09:29 AM Reply With Quote
Cable run floor mounted pedal box

With the pedal box put in position the clutch pedal is close to the clutch actuating arm in the bell housing. A cable would have to bend through 180 degrees so obviously a long cable is necessary.

if anyone is running a floor mounted pedal box with a cable clutch I would appreciate any photos and information on what length cable they have used.

Thank you

John

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steve m

posted on 11/10/20 at 11:12 AM Reply With Quote
I ran a long Ford Capri cable prob about 48" long, in a soft loop,
Never had any issues in 21 years on the road,

steve





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John Bonnett

posted on 11/10/20 at 11:27 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by steve m
I ran a long Ford Capri cable prob about 48" long, in a soft loop,
Never had any issues in 21 years on the road,

steve



Thank you Steve,

I was thinking that would be about the length needed. Did you get it from Burton's?

Kind regards

John

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rusty nuts

posted on 11/10/20 at 12:28 PM Reply With Quote
I used a mk2 Escort cable on my car, been on it for 15 years or so. It goes through nearly 180 degrees .The Burtonpower website shows clutch cable lengths which may be of use?
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steve m

posted on 11/10/20 at 01:03 PM Reply With Quote
I got mine from a motor factors, cant remember what spec





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jps

posted on 11/10/20 at 02:50 PM Reply With Quote
This might help? https://meandthekitcar.wordpress.com/2019/03/15/pedals-3/

QC1010 worked for me, about 15 via eBay.

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John Bonnett

posted on 11/10/20 at 03:37 PM Reply With Quote
Really good information. Thank you all for your replies.

John

PS The extra long cable now on order from Burtons. Great. Thank you once again.

[Edited on 11/10/20 by John Bonnett]

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lsdweb

posted on 11/10/20 at 06:08 PM Reply With Quote
I used a pullrod on the Locost many years ago. The engine was solid mounted though.

Pullrod Clutch
Pullrod Clutch


[Edited on 11/10/20 by lsdweb]

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John Bonnett

posted on 11/10/20 at 06:15 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by lsdweb
I used a pullrod on the Locost many years ago. The engine was solid mounted though.

Pullrod Clutch
Pullrod Clutch


[Edited on 11/10/20 by lsdweb]



Funny thing, I was thinking about the very same design and in a way I would prefer a rod to a cable. Less likelyhood of a breakage at the most inconvenient time. Good point about having a solidly mounted engine which I don't have. I hadn't considered that but any engine movement could give a bit of clutch judder. So that's a downside that I hadn't thought of.

[Edited on 12/10/20 by John Bonnett]

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steve m

posted on 11/10/20 at 10:10 PM Reply With Quote
A broken clutch cable, is not a problem, as its pretty easy to drive a manual car with out a working clutch, and ive done so at least twice,
sticking rods and stuff in the mix, will make an on the road repair fo the AA or like, a real PITA





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John Bonnett

posted on 12/10/20 at 06:55 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by steve m
A broken clutch cable, is not a problem, as its pretty easy to drive a manual car with out a working clutch, and ive done so at least twice,
sticking rods and stuff in the mix, will make an on the road repair fo the AA or like, a real PITA



Cable it is Steve and on my car I'll make it very accessible if it ever needs to be changed.

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