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Choke and Throttle Cables
#1380854 Thu Oct 15 2020 03:47 PM
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Does anyone know where I could purchase new Choke and Throttle cables and have them cut to a specific length for my 1947 Chevy 3100 pickup. I purchased new ones many years ago but they were so long I had to wrap them around the carburetor before hooking them up. I could cut the ones I have but not sure if I can remove the wire from the center in order to cut the metal sheath around it and then reinstall the wire and cut it to the needed length. Thanks for any suggestions. I know somebody on this site will explain to me an easy way to do this...or a supplier who cuts to length.

Re: Choke and Throttle Cables
bucktruck #1380860 Thu Oct 15 2020 04:50 PM
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"I could cut the ones I have but not sure if I can remove the wire from the center in order to cut the metal sheath around it and then reinstall the wire and cut it to the needed length. "

Yes:

- cut/clip the bent end of the wire off
- pull the wire out of the housing
- cut the housing to the desired length (I use a cut-off wheel)
- push wire all the way back into the housing
- cut off the wire with 3-5 extra inches of wire extending out of the housing


Tim
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Re: Choke and Throttle Cables
bucktruck #1380890 Thu Oct 15 2020 08:45 PM
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Pull the knob out about 1 foot. Cut the casing to length with remaining core. Push the knob back in & cut the core to the length you require.
George


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Re: Choke and Throttle Cables
bucktruck #1380900 Thu Oct 15 2020 09:30 PM
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Tim uses a cut-off wheel to cut the housing. I think that this is a better idea than diagonal pliers.


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Re: Choke and Throttle Cables
bucktruck #1380914 Thu Oct 15 2020 11:25 PM
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Repetition is reinforcement.


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1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: Choke and Throttle Cables
bucktruck #1381122 Sat Oct 17 2020 05:07 AM
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A teacher, but always an apprentice.
Be careful that the cut off disc doesn’t grab that spiraled cable and twist it into a rat’s nest. Have it clamped.

Or use a hacksaw with the cable clamped. Slow? Yes. Precise? Yes. Less chance of cutting yourself and wrecking the cable sheath? Yes. Less chance of crimping the sheath and having a snag point on the cable? Yes.


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