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Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:04 pm 
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hi have an au2 have split in firewall any ideas how to fix
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 Post subject: Re: clutch cable help
Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:31 pm 
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I made up 2 steel plates with holes in the middle and holes for bolts to go through , removed clutch cable fitted the plates one on engine side and one on cabin side drilled threw firewall where holes for bolts were to go and clamp together using bolts (use loktite or something sim on nuts). I also weld the cable sleave to the plate on the engine side just to give it that little bit extra. Its worked for me and havent had a prob with it for near on 5years now. I did some drawings (not to scale) to give ya some idea on what i did, sorry its not perfect

 

 

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 Post subject: Re: clutch cable help
Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:32 pm 
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this is the first AU with a firewall cracking i have heard of! I have heard of them leaking before but never a crack until now.

same fix for Au firewall as for E-Series.

 

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 Post subject: Re: clutch cable help
Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 7:12 am 
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I used a similar arangement of 2 plates on my AU1 and its still going fine over 12 months later.
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 Post subject: Re: clutch cable help
Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 12:26 pm 
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You will find it very difficult to weld an AUII fire wall, as they are laminated with a urethane inner.
Ford did this for NVH reasons. Plating it by using 3/16" stainless steel rivets may be the go.

 

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 Post subject: Re: clutch cable help
Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 1:53 pm 
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I just found the info on the firewall.

 

 

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 Post subject: Re: clutch cable help
Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:37 pm 
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thanks for the info guys i appreciate it
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 Post subject: Re: clutch cable help
Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 2:02 pm 
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easpak91 wrote:
I made up 2 steel plates with holes in the middle and holes for bolts to go through , removed clutch cable fitted the plates one on engine side and one on cabin side drilled threw firewall where holes for bolts were to go and clamp together using bolts (use loktite or something sim on nuts). I also weld the cable sleave to the plate on the engine side just to give it that little bit extra. Its worked for me and havent had a prob with it for near on 5years now. I did some drawings (not to scale) to give ya some idea on what i did, sorry its not perfect



for my x's ea i just made the one plate [with rivets to hold it as tooo much crap to remove re fire] with the locator for the cable welded on............if you have a laminated firewall two plates would be betterer
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