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Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 9:45 pm 
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the clevis on my clutch cable let go today which is a pain in the a**.
in the process of fixing it i noticed that my ea has a problem with the firewall cracking around tha cluch cable.
it has been welded once already and its starting to crack again..
i read in another post that ford sell a reinforcement plate or something like that does anyone have a pic or part number??
also read that the x series had a bolt on plate can anyone confirm this??
or have any pics..

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Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 11:39 pm 
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that plate is the same for all ford manuals back to X series iirc :)

no idea on the part number but ford spare parts SHOULD be able to help u

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 10:12 am 
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ok
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Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 11:38 am 
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When I had my xf I was such a a*** that when the clevis broke I managed to weld it back up!

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 2:07 pm 
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Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 3:14 pm 
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hey mate im not sure about the clip giving way but i can advise you on the firewall cracking. my eb has done the same thing with the clutch cable. my uncle is helping me this weekend to make up a plate (just any metal that wont bend) to weld over the hole. it'll proberly be about 8 cm wide and just however tall will fit. then drill a hole through the plate for the clutch cable to go through. bugger paying money to buy the same kinda thing when you can just make it up yourself!!

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Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 6:35 pm 
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im going to the wreckers and see if i can find a car with a bolt on type and i will modify it to fit..

does anyone know the angle the cable comes out the firewall??????
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Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 8:23 pm 
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TMAN NK wrote:
hi
the clevis on my clutch cable let go today which is a pain in the a**.
in the process of fixing it i noticed that my ea has a problem with the firewall cracking around tha cluch cable.
it has been welded once already and its starting to crack again..
i read in another post that ford sell a reinforcement plate or something like that does anyone have a pic or part number??
also read that the x series had a bolt on plate can anyone confirm this??
or have any pics..


here are pics of the clevis that let go....




the clevis on mine, i'm in the process of making a new one out of half inch X inch steel flat bar

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 2:28 am 
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there is a hole for wires and such that comes out above the pedals in my ED (my neighbours and auto elec told me about it)

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 9:20 pm 
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willygrice wrote:
there is a hole for wires and such that comes out above the pedals in my ED (my neighbours and auto elec told me about it)

sorry dude but whats that got to do with a cracked firewall were the cluch cable goes...
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Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 7:05 pm 
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hi
i went to the wreckers today and the xd/xe does have a bolt on support for the clutch cable but i couldnt find a manual that still had one but xf has the same as the ea..

anyway i modified one off a nissan pulsar and its all sweet now..

here are some pics..

 

 

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