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Old 10-11-2012, 07:19 PM   #1
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Cable end ?

I am building new carb linkage for my car, I am running Datsun running gear in a 1961 Sunbeam Alpine with a Weber carb. I am looking for the cable end sleeve like my motorcycles have, not sure if that is what it is called, I need to fill the gap between the cable end and linkage. Anyone know where to buy them?
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:24 PM   #2
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Do you mean a sleeve to make the barrel 'bigger' to fill that gap?

You may be able to solder on a new larger one if they offer one. http://www.feked.com/cables/nipples.html That, or have a rod cut, drilled, and solder that on.

One way or another, I'd call them up if you can describe the part better - if anyone would have it, it would probably be them.

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Old 10-11-2012, 07:34 PM   #3
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And when I say solder, I mean it:





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Old 10-11-2012, 07:38 PM   #4
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I think you mean the plastic cable cover for the metal exposed cable, right? You can get it at bicycle shops.

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Old 10-11-2012, 07:47 PM   #5
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Yes.
I need to make the barrel 'bigger' to fill that gap, I have seen sleeves on my motorcycles made out of plastic type material.

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Do you mean a sleeve to make the barrel 'bigger' to fill that gap?

You may be able to solder on a new larger one if they offer one. http://www.feked.com/cables/nipples.html That, or have a rod cut, drilled, and solder that on.

One way or another, I'd call them up if you can describe the part better - if anyone would have it, it would probably be them.
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:04 PM   #6
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This the only place I've seen to buy them....

https://www.treatland.tv/magura-brak...able-stops.htm

Don't know how many sizes these things come in.
Last comment on that page calls them "brake barrels".

But this is a "brake barrel"...

... which is a different animal.
I hate it when you can't find a name for something.

Ace hardware has a good selection of brass tubing. It should be pretty easy to make a sleeve to fill that gap out of that or a similar steel or brass tubing that you find or have on hand. I
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:21 PM   #7
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lubricate the barrel and leave as is... Or http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/nyl...ecatalog/N-a9w
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:28 PM   #8
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I think you mean the plastic cable cover for the metal exposed cable, right? You can get it at bicycle shops.

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Hey Jim, I think he's lookin for the hard nylon sleeve for the barrel cable end at the carb.
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:00 PM   #9
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Sorry for the bad description.
Al Tuna that is what I am looking for.
hard nylon sleeve for the barrel cable end at the carb. The hole in the linkage is to big for the cable end. I am liking the idea of making my own. I think I will run by the bicycle store on the way home tomorrow, I know I have seen them on my bicycle brake cables.
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:58 PM   #10
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you want Flanders.. ...

http://www.flanderscables.com/FlanCableSearch.html
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Old 10-12-2012, 10:21 AM   #11
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You will need to remove the cable nipple to fit one of these: http://www.venhill.co.uk/Cables_-_Co...-8in_O.D..html

So its probably just as easy to get the correct size nipple and solder that on. Cycle cable is probably going to be too thin, and may not be long enough for your application.

Easy way to do this is to get a universal cable kit with screw fit nipples, cut to length and tighten the nipples in the right position.
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Old 10-12-2012, 11:31 AM   #12
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If you do end up soldering ends on your cable a 1/2" black iron pipe cap works fine as a makeshift solder pot and the pot can be heated with a propane torch. I used plumbers solder and flux and they worked fine on a clutch cable. Don't try soldering directly on the cable and nipple, the joint will fail...I found out the hard way before I knew how to do it right with a solder pot. Venhill sells a cable repair kits that might have what you need and good to have in any case.

http://www.venhillusa.com/Universal-Cable-Kits-c742/
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Old 10-12-2012, 10:40 PM   #13
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Couple of ideas that would be pretty easy if you have the brass/bronze stock at hand.




Make it wider than the throttle arm. Press it in right over your barrel end through the throttle arm and insert cotter into other side.

Or replace your barrel end with this....



Slot the other side to accept a flat head screwdriver. Easily strong enough for a throttle. I've used these on brake cables without fail.

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Old 10-13-2012, 09:14 AM   #14
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Thank you for all the great ideas. I think I am going to use a new inner cable with the right size barrel and a removable barrel on the other end.
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Old 10-13-2012, 12:18 PM   #15
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Or replace your barrel end with this....



Slot the other side to accept a flat head screwdriver. Easily strong enough for a throttle. I've used these on brake cables without fail.
We used to do something like this back in the roll-your-own minibike days. Take the top, threaded nut/connector from a spark plug (more confusing part nomenclature), drill a hole through the side for the cable to go through, add a screw (proper size, pitch and length were found in old Erector sets), tighten it down and wah-lah! Adjustable throttle cable!
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