Clutch i HATE changing out the happy-time clutch cable!

Discussion in 'Transmission / Drivetrain' started by gone_fishin, Aug 8, 2007.

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  1. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    for some repairs or upgrades, it's easier to take the engine off the frame, or it would be, or it could be, or it should be...

    you see, you just got to the part about completely removing the clutch cable...don't ya wish you could just let the whole assembly dangle on the cable?

    well, a coupla minutes of pre-install work & you can...hacksaw, small more trying to get a badly frayed cable back thru the fittings, no more cussing at the lil brass lock & no more trying to find it when it shoots across the driveway. from now on, all my happy-time's will get this mod before install:

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  2. drimpact

    drimpact Member

    Very helpful modification! I might just have to try that one.
  3. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    I'm all for it!!
    do ya have a pic of it installed?
  4. npk1977

    npk1977 Guest

    I don't get how this works (please post install photos), but the little brass fitting /is/ a problem :)
  5. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    here's a pic of a mock-up to show how easy it makes things, remember this can only be done by taking the cable completely off one last time. do it to all new happy-times before install, you'll be glad you did:

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  6. ibeenjammin

    ibeenjammin Guest

    The second picture is a huge help. I was beyond confused up til then. Thanks for the post it is a fantastic idea! :)
  7. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    very neat little trick !!!

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  8. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    this is the first time i've swapped out engines since "inventing" works great!

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  9. toxicmammoth

    toxicmammoth Guest


    even without the frayed cable having to rethread the thing is a pain in the butt!
  10. Dockspa1

    Dockspa1 Guest

    Another little bonus I discovered after losing the brass screw, is to use a electrical wire lug. The same as you would see in a breaker panel where you hook up the wires only you can buy them seperately at the electronics shop or harware store.
    A lot easier to work with then that little dinky brass screw. They also dont strip out.
  11. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    great idea!!!
  12. Dockspa1

    Dockspa1 Guest

    It was a rare brainspark, Dave. After feeling like a dumb *** for losing the first one!
    Ha Ha
  13. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    Neat trick,attention to detail.I'll make this a fetor "sticky".
  14. cwucat42

    cwucat42 Guest

    Clutch cable

    I've got a newer version of the motor. It has a sort of tunnel passage that you feed the cable through, but your method certainly does the trick.
  15. V 35

    V 35 Member

    For what it's worth ... I rub some J B Weld on the new cable, around where I plan to cut. After the JB cures, snip the cable with a dremel, and cut off wheel. The cured epoxy keeps the strands from unraveling
    Back up the Brass Clutch Cable Stop with a Brake Cable Pinch Bolt, and a couple small washers.
  16. wjohnson

    wjohnson New Member

    Cant help ya that one. My kit doesn't have a clutch. By the sound of it thats a good thing to..Less i gotta do to have fun!