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    Default Tale Of Woe (R12)

    Good Evening All,
    Just had a call from my daughter Karlie from up on the gold coast , She's broken a throttle cable in the middle of an intersection on the way to work thus requiring RACQ and a tow home, our problem is she works odd hours and can't do without her car. would there be someone in the area that might have a cable for a 1976 1.4 weber fed R12 that we could buy or borrow and replace as i would have one here, but i'm 4 hours away and unable to get up there until tomorrow week. Oh i forgot to mention she's at merry mac near Robina.
    Thanks Peter.

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    Peter, is Karlie good with mechanical things?
    I repaired the acc cable in the Scenic with a wire joiner from a picture hanging kit from Bunnings I think it was. We had one here and it was perfect for the job.
    They have a small piece of thick walled steel with 2 grub screws in it and I just fed each broken end into the joiner and tightened the screws.
    Might help if she is stuck.
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    Default Broken Cable

    Thanks HKP
    The cable has broken at the steel sleeve that the linkage connects onto which makes it awkward to do anything with except replace. And yes she is mechanicaly minded she did the majority of the restoration of the car when she was still in year 11 with me mostly adviseing.

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    You know you can express post the cable to her, max three days, right?

    An easy fix is th take HKP's advice but cut some more of the cable so you can join it with a piece of bicycle brake cable and catch that in the throttle arm.

    All this is too much trouble though. A good sturdy shoe lace tied to cable and throttle arm would do the trick in the meantime. Good luck.

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    By the way Peter how did Kylie get on?

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    Default Karlie did good !

    G/DAY and thanks all who replied,Karlie fitted a push bike brake cable inner into the standard outer, It was even big enough to clamp up in the standard linkage clamp without modification,So she is back on the road and out of her boyfriends Suzuki 4x4 rock climber 80 kph in top gear at full throttle.
    Thanks again Peter

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    Glad to hear Karlie's out of trouble Peter.

    This happened to me with my first 12. Leaving a friend's place at 2am, I heard the delightful ping on take-off. I lived only 1km away, so was able to get home with the choke fully out in top gear.

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    Default R12 Throttle Cable

    Hi All

    I have used the push bike hand brake cable inner as a cheap fix for the R12 throttle cable.
    Seemed to last for a long tme if I remember correctly.
    I only used the push bike brake cable cause the genuine article was so expensive and I was on apprentice wages at the time
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