choke cable length

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#1 choke cable length

Post by adam » Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:42 am

Hi can anyone tell me the length of the outer choke cable for a 3.8 FHC .Mine seems to short, has to be routed across heater flap.Ordered a new one, outer cable only measures 27 inches seems to short as well?

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#2 Re: choke cable length

Post by abowie » Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:44 am

That's normal. And bloody annoying.

What I have done in the past is gone to a lawn mower place and bought a generic throttle cable. It needs to have a very stiff single wire inner core to work. You can then cut it to length.
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#3 Re: choke cable length

Post by mgcjag » Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:45 am

You can make your own to any length...just look up Bowden cable.....you can buy the inner/outer and ends...Steve
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#4 Re: choke cable length

Post by adam » Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:51 pm

Thanks I will make my own.

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#5 Re: choke cable length

Post by abowie » Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:13 pm

mgcjag wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:45 am
just look up Bowden cable.....
Brilliant! Didn't know it was called that. Off to E Bay....
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