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 Post subject: Clutch Cables -: EB 6cyl & EB V8- Are they the same cabl
Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 6:08 am 
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I have the problem of early deterioration with my clutch cable since installation of heavy duty clutch. (EB2 Wagon)

My mechanic recommends I put a "V8 Clutch cable" In instead of the existing one .

Now Would I be right in saying the cables are the same in both models 6 and 8cyl??? or wrong?

If so is there any reason the V8 Cable would not fit?

Any info appreciated,

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mick :wink:

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 10:43 am 
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Dunno about the EB cable but the EF/EL cables are much shorter

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 11:15 am 
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afaik the v8 cable is shorter and runs down the drivers side of the bell housing and the 6 cyl run down to the passenger side..

as for the cable being stronger. :lol:
the thing that does make me laugh is when some people think because its from a v8 it will be better or stronger.. :lol:

i dont think it would make a difference if the v8 cable was stronger as the firewall and pedal box usually fail before the cable does anyway...
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Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 9:47 pm 
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TROYMAN wrote:
afaik the v8 cable is shorter and runs down the drivers side of the bell housing and the 6 cyl run down to the passenger side..

as for the cable being stronger. :lol:
the thing that does make me laugh is when some people think because its from a v8 it will be better or stronger.. :lol:

i dont think it would make a difference if the v8 cable was stronger as the firewall and pedal box usually fail before the cable does anyway...


Already replaced Pedal Box, and had firewall *modded* so no flex. Clevis stalks cause me more probs...welded numerous times !!

Also afaik, Most V8's produce more torque then most 6's- thus needing a stronger spring diaphragm- requiring noticeably more force to engage - to ensure no slippage of driven plate to fly wheel. So typically- V8 Clutch units are " better & stronger"- also the reason of application of 2 plate clutches.
This,imo would require a heavier gauge cable, to compensate the strain from pedal to fork.

Maybe I'm wrong.....correct me.. :wink:

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 10:09 pm 
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im in the same boat with the firewall being re-enforced and the pedal box also re-enforced also snaping a few clevices aswell.

i only got a 6 cyl with a hd clutch..
after all the parts that have failed around the cable and so far ive never had a cable snap...

anyway the v8 one is on the other side of the bellhousing compared to the 6 cyl..
and from memory the inner cable is the same size and the clevices are all the same from v8 to 6 so if anything is going to break it will be the normal things that always break..
i hope that makes sense

what i would really like to do is a hydraulic clutch conversion..
im considering hunting down a whole heap of different clutch master and slave cylinders and try make something..
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Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 9:56 am 
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sorry to hijack the thread but its kinda related to your question. Do the EB and EL i6 use the same clutch cable?

maybe someone should give a quick rundown of the different clutch cables the falcons use?
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Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 10:16 am 
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6 cyl ea from 1989 onwards use the same cable as ef/el.(posably au)
and anything before 1989 has a short cable that runs down the drivers side of the bellhousing like the v8 one or xf 6 cyl
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Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 10:59 am 
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thanks thats exactly what i needed to know :)
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