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Hi all,having changed my Elite to a ford type 5 gearbox the one thing that still worried me was the clutch cable,ive had them all,from best parts of 80 quid from sj sportscars to the 15 quid bedford cf jobbies off ebay and to be honest i cant really tell the difference,they all snap,last one gave way after 9 month and although i use the car quite alot,come on 9 month !! Anyhow when my latest new cable arrived i thought id try a new way,as the photo shows its quite a simple bit of kit really,  a standard push bike chain,a bottom cog off a shimano gear change again off a push bike,and believe it or believe it not the cog fits the original pulley pin perfectly.The new cable was a bedford cf one so stripping back a bit of the outer armouring was needed after that it was about as straight forward as fitting a new cable could be.its been on the car for 3 weeks now with no problems at all,the photo shows overall length but i did have to shorten the chain by 3 inch later on.next time your cable snaps and it will,give it a try you never know this might be the answer !

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Hi all,having changed my Elite to a ford type 5 gearbox the one thing that still worried me was the clutch cable,ive had them all,from best parts of 80 quid from sj sportscars to the 15 quid bedford c

Thanks for your comment Paul,i put a little grease on the pin and chain before fitting and once adjusted at gearbox end for the last 3 weeks or so it does seem smooth and lighter to use when going thr

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Hi Tony,the fittings are the standard for our cars,one is already on your clutch pedal connecting it to the cable,i had another in my parts bin,the cog i used fit so well onto the pulley pin i thought it might be a fluke so tried another off my grandkids old bike and the fit was exactly the same,hope this helps,Phil

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Thanks for your comment Paul,i put a little grease on the pin and chain before fitting and once adjusted at gearbox end for the last 3 weeks or so it does seem smooth and lighter to use when going through the gears,i know its early days yet and i do carry a spare cable and pulley in the boot just incase,only time will tell mate

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