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 Post subject: Clutch cable snapping (reinforced firewall)
Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:55 pm 
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Is there any way to stop this? My cable snapped today just where it goes into the firewall even though it has the mod done to it.

Has anyone found a solution? I'm using a stage 2 hardcore clutch from sunbury brakes, so it's pretty heavy.

Is there a place in Brisbane where I can get a custom cable (thicker) made up, and does anyone have the specs of the standard XH cable so I can give to the people who knock one up for me?

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 Post subject: Re: Clutch cable snapping (reinforced firewall)
Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:18 pm 
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is the clutch pin on your pedal box bent? i had a heavy clutch in my ef and it bent the pedalbox.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Clutch cable snapping (reinforced firewall)
Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:02 am 
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Not sure mate, I haven't had a look at anything. If it was bent, would the pedal be at a weird angle or not move freely?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Clutch cable snapping (reinforced firewall)
Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:11 pm 
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the clutch is to heavy for the type of cable... hydraulic is the answer..
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 Post subject: Re: Clutch cable snapping (reinforced firewall)
Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:42 pm 
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I put a new cable in it today, it feels so much lighter than before. Still heavy, but much better.

I realised that the firewall mod was done dodgily, the piece of pipe was siliconed on and it doesn't actually go through the firewall, it's just a tiny length stuck to the plate.

Does anyone make these firewall brace things with the tubes in them?

Troyman, I'm only a Uni student so I can't really spend $800 + converting it to hydraulic. It would be nice, though.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Clutch cable snapping (reinforced firewall)
Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 12:27 am 
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they were on ebay not long ago and i think ford may still have them

 

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 Post subject: Re: Clutch cable snapping (reinforced firewall)
Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:53 pm 
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I bought the genuine clutch bracket from bayford spares on eBay. My car has the mod done but if my cable goes I will fit the genuine bracket. If it isn't on eBay just send an eBay message to Jeff from bayford and he'll list one for you to buy now. They are fantastic for Ford spares.

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:18 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Clutch cable snapping (reinforced firewall)
Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:18 pm 
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frankieh wrote:

That's the exact thing I bought.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Clutch cable snapping (reinforced firewall)
Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:11 pm 
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If you know how to do a bit of welding, make one up yourself that will sit over the top of the stock one. Many have made it and worked, myself included. Mine looks ugly as dog s**t, but it works.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Clutch cable snapping (reinforced firewall)
Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:07 am 
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It's fine now, lol. The piece in my car actually works, it's just that my mate hooked the cable up to the pedal first and when tried to hook it up at the other end. He didn't have the amount of pull he needed so he cut the rubber grommet thing off. This caused a ton of movement and resulted in the cable snapping.

I put a new cable in the other day and it's fine.

 

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