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    My accelerator cable has become badly frayed on the end where it connects to the carby. Is there any alternative ie using a bike gear or brake cable?

    Thanks heaps

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pug72 View Post
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    My accelerator cable has become badly frayed on the end where it connects to the carby. Is there any alternative ie using a bike gear or brake cable?

    Thanks heaps
    A bicycle handbrake cable works a treat. Keep the original outer , lubricate the inner with locksmith's graphite before fitting.

    The ferrule on the bicycle cable will fit at pedal end.

    Hint: Make the cable 30 mm longer than you need. And soft solder the tip to stop unravelling before cutting.
    An angle grinder with a 2mm wheel will cut the soldered cable cleanly and make it easy to thread.
    Use the old cable to ascertain the correct length.
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    Thank you Robmac for the swift reply!

    I have spare bike brake cables at home and the crimp ends, plus powdered graphite.

    Job for tonight

    Thanks

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    Pug72,
    To make it simpler to connect at the pedal end, remove the pedal assembly at the pivot.
    When removing the old cable retain the collar or washer at the firewall.
    Don't cut anything to length until you've establish the length both inner and outer required.
    The rest as per Robmac's post *2

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    Fraying at the ferrule on the pedal end was sometimes an issue as they got older. When it does happen, it occurs where the cable passes next to a sharpish bit of metal ....the bit with a slot in it.

    Pay attention to that bit. It'll cut into the cable sideways.

    The older style pedal was a bit of a pain when they got older too. I'm talking about the style which is hinged at the floor and goes upwards.....as opposed to the later style where it is hinged at the top and "hangs" downwards.

    The older style has the metal rod in a plastic cage which is on the back of the plastic pedal. I have had two 504s on which the pedal stuck in the "down" position.

    This is not something you ever want to have happen. Even if you knock the car out of gear (or press you foot on the clutch), if you're doing something else like negotiating traffic it can overrev suddenly and bugger the engine. It doesn't take long.

    The later style accelerator pedal is great.

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    Caravelle in Melbourne had them last year

    Ken now has most of their old peugeot stock

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pug72 View Post
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    My accelerator cable has become badly frayed on the end where it connects to the carby. Is there any alternative ie using a bike gear or brake cable?

    Thanks heaps

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    Way too exotic a fix, piece of chicken wire is all you need

    With pics

    Bush mechanics - CLS Spares and Repairs

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    And there are also firms like this one - Automotive, Clutch, Throttle & Handbrake Control Cable Suppliers Australia that have the bits to make up a Bowden cable.

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