Clutch Cable Keeper

Discussion in 'Frame Mounted Engines' started by fetor56, Dec 28, 2007.

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  1. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    I use this to secure my clutch cable at the clutch Control Arm.
    Simply get an appropriately sized insert from an old pop-rivet gun and then cut it down the centre(but only where the thread part is)
    Thread your cable through the insert and when u have the correct length bent it 90 degrees.Attach the correct sized nut.
    It's easy to make,works great and is very quick to retension the cable.
    The extension of the clutch Control Arm is also not a bad idea....makes the clutch easier.


  2. Bean Oil

    Bean Oil Guest


    As we used to say, "Sano!" ...for, "that's sanitary!".

    Clean. That's a clean way to do that. Well done!

  3. hot70cc

    hot70cc Guest

    where is your spring going from the cable tightner screw to your control arm?
  4. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    There's nothing stopping u from adding the spring but personally i wouldn't.That smaller springs ONLY purpose is for heat protection and since u don't get any heat in that area it's also inhibits the movement of the clutch arm inwards.
  5. SirJakesus

    SirJakesus Guest

    Nice design, looks a lot more clean that that brass thing that comes with the happytime kits.
    I thought it acted as a return spring.. Does the clutch have any difficulty engaging without that spring on there?
  6. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    I have never used the spring between the adjuster and the clutch arm
    haven't had any probs yet (well over 1000 miles)
  7. hot70cc

    hot70cc Guest

    little spring not for heat protection

    I'm thinking it helps pop the clutch a little faster to help prevent clutch pad wear and tare (slippage. Yeah its a small spring but every little bit helps, also i don't think it is for heat protection because there is no insulation around the wire (clutch cable), it is bare from the adjuster to the arm so that don't make sense. and as far as inhibiting the arm inwards, i can't tell a difference with or without the spring. They give you that spring for a reason, so i use it. thanks
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  8. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    I've done 2300 miles on my little bug with no ill effects,but like i said "There's nothing stopping u".............different strokes. :cool:
  9. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    MBc "disclaimer" for new builders

    but, we don't advise against proper assembly, both springs have a purpose...

    large spring-heatshield, small spring-proper (clutch return) tension...override them at your own risk.

    after you've learned how things operate is the time to be experimenting, like fetor's tweak (which looks cool)...meantime, "stick to the plan" is my advice to all new builders.

    EDIT! fetor, it is a nice clean look...and my warning to the new guy was not meant to be a negative comment about your personal contribution, thanks :)
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 29, 2007
  10. hot70cc

    hot70cc Guest


    OMG augi actually agree's with me on something lol, just pickin:p. I feel the same way like i said both serve their purpose
  11. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    That's kewl Augi...i took it the way was meant to be.
    If u don't know better OR don't care to experiment stick with the standard.............SAFETY. :cool: