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 Post subject: EL Fairmont clutch questions.
Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 10:34 pm 
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Hi all,

I've converted my EL to a manual and never having seem a manual completed in any detail I have a couple of questions my books don't answer. (neither does searching here so far) so here goes...

In the little plastic box where the clutch cable goes, there is the lever that goes through the thrust bearing to the other side and the cable itself as well as a round thing that grabs the cable and sits in the lever bowl. Is that all that is supposed to be in there? it seems like if the cable stretches a little, the end would fall out of the round thing which just hooks around the T piece on the end of the cable... There has to be something else in there. My book doesn't tell me what that is.

Also, how did you route the cable? I've never seen one of these set-up up close in a car so I just tried a few ways and choose what seemed to have the shallowest curves on the cable.. would like to match standard though if possible..... can anyone clue me in ?

Any help would be much appreciated as I'd love to be driving this to work come Monday.


EDIT.. I just found a schematic which answers both questions. For anyone else searching; The cable runs under the engine alongside the steering rack. And the cable is kept tensioned by the spring on the pedal that has popped off mine, causing me to ask about keeping the cable engaged in the thrust bearing lever.


cheers

Frank
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 Post subject: Re: EL Fairmont clutch questions.
Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 1:58 pm 
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Awww Geeee, I was all set to reply.

Good that you have found the right answer.

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 Post subject: Re: EL Fairmont clutch questions.
Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 2:23 pm 
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Well, if you are eager to help.... still got lots of bits to bolt on. :-) commutes a b**ch though. :-)
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 Post subject: Re: EL Fairmont clutch questions.
Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 2:43 pm 
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Hmmmm.

If I leave now, I could be there by Wednesday LOL.


Keep on going. You will get there in the end.

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 Post subject: Re: EL Fairmont clutch questions.
Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 2:58 am 
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Almost back on the road... about all thats left is the radiator and fans, the air cleaner and piping and the bonnet.

fingers crossed it fires up.
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