I got a new cable from Healey Surgeons that locks with a twist. It
does say "choke" instead of "C" but it works just fine.
On Wed, May 6, 2009 at 2:12 PM, Earl Kagna <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> We're working on a BJ8. Has anyone tried to resuscitate the original
> primary cable assembly - in order to retain the twist-lock feature? The
> replacement cable assemblies are a pull out friction deal that everyone
> does not work very well - we do have one in hand if necessary.
> On our car, the inner cable end has been frayed and repaired (as usual) and
> is now too short - leaving us with not enough cable to fully choke the
> carbs. I'm thinking that a fix might be to somehow 'sweat' the cable out
> the knob assembly, and simply solder a replacement length of bicycle cable
> in, without destroying the plastic knob with heat. We have absolutely no
> extra length to the cable housing, so shortening that will not work to give
> us our extra travel. Carbs are off the car right now for rebuild, so now
> the time.
> Anyone had any experience with this? Any and all input appreciated.
> Earl Kagna
> Victoria, B.C.
> BT7 tri-carb
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