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Fordfarmer
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2023 9:27 am    Post subject: SOS cable update Reply to specific post Reply with quote

After emails back and forth, and various
pictures, here's what the contact at the
company in England had to say:
We can supply the spiral inner core no
problem, but we wouldn't be able to do
anything with the hook ends. This is
something we couldn't supply.

So I'm back to looking for a company that
would be willing to make the cables, or a
good used set for a 5200.

Do you think a one piece cable, with a
flexible sheath, rather than the rigid
conduit would work? The sheath would have
to have the proper ends to attach where
the conduit normally goes, and would have
to be the right length, of course. Would
that possibly work?
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2023 10:16 am    Post subject: Re: SOS cable update Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I wonder if the ends could be 3d metal printed?
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2023 2:38 pm    Post subject: Re: SOS cable update Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CVPost-Fordfarmer wrote:
(quoted from post at 10:27:13 01/24/23) After emails back and forth, and various
pictures, here's what the contact at the
company in England had to say:
We can supply the spiral inner core no
problem, but we wouldn't be able to do
anything with the hook ends. This is
something we couldn't supply.

So I'm back to looking for a company that
would be willing to make the cables, or a
good used set for a 5200.

Do you think a one piece cable, with a
flexible sheath, rather than the rigid
conduit would work? The sheath would have
to have the proper ends to attach where
the conduit normally goes, and would have
to be the right length, of course. Would
that possibly work?


There is a video on YouTube of a guy who welded his cable ends together. He then measures to set the cable up right. I bet you could do this with one long piece. You d have to thread it in correctly and just know you have enough in there. You can make a mark on the one piece cable at the length of the short cable, and figure out the measurement. Just screw it in until 2.75 inches were off the mark. Thread the cable back up the conduit and it should work?
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:46 pm    Post subject: Re: SOS cable update Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I agree with Sony, this could be done with one long piece with most SOS transmissions. Simply make up one length of cable which is the combined length of the two pieces and attach one end to the shift lever assy. With the shift lever assy unbolted from the rear hood, twist the cable and shift assy as many times as needed to get the correct depth. While awkward, it would work I would think. A side benefit would be no lost motion between the two hooks, which would mean the shift detents would line up a little better with the numbers on the display.

This method wouldn't work on the 6000, but should work on every other SOS model.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2023 8:37 pm    Post subject: Re: SOS cable update Reply to specific post Reply with quote

This is what I was hoping to hear. Thank you both! I'll send another email addressing this.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2023 5:38 am    Post subject: Re: SOS cable update Reply to specific post Reply with quote

sony224422 wrote:
(quoted from post at 15:38:09 01/24/23)
CVPost-Fordfarmer wrote:
(quoted from post at 10:27:13 01/24/23) After emails back and forth, and various
pictures, here's what the contact at the
company in England had to say:
We can supply the spiral inner core no
problem, but we wouldn't be able to do
anything with the hook ends. This is
something we couldn't supply.

So I'm back to looking for a company that
would be willing to make the cables, or a
good used set for a 5200.

Do you think a one piece cable, with a
flexible sheath, rather than the rigid
conduit would work? The sheath would have
to have the proper ends to attach where
the conduit normally goes, and would have
to be the right length, of course. Would
that possibly work?


There is a video on YouTube of a guy who welded his cable ends together. He then measures to set the cable up right. I bet you could do this with one long piece. You d have to thread it in correctly and just know you have enough in there. You can make a mark on the one piece cable at the length of the short cable, and figure out the measurement. Just screw it in until 2.75 inches were off the mark. Thread the cable back up the conduit and it should work?



Sony, I have parts just up the road in NH.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2023 11:56 am    Post subject: Re: SOS cable update Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Another email: after talking with a colleague, we may be able to machine the hook ends... but no guarantees. We would need your cable to work from.
So I'll be sending the cable (and conduit) to them. I think I'm leaning more towards a 1 piece cable and flexible sheath for my 5200.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2023 3:19 pm    Post subject: Re: SOS cable update Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I don't recall how the SOS shifter mounts on a 5200, but if it's like the 6000 your plan won't work. You'll need to be able to disconnect the entire shift mechanism in one piece from the outside to make it work.

Also, I have doubts that a flexible conduit would work. Making a rigid conduit should be easy enough with a flaring tool.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2023 6:03 pm    Post subject: Re: SOS cable update Reply to specific post Reply with quote

https://bunkerhillcables.com/ have you tried this co.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2023 5:48 pm    Post subject: Re: SOS cable update Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Duplicate

This post was edited by sony224422 on 01/28/2023 at 06:51 pm.

 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2023 6:50 pm    Post subject: Re: SOS cable update Reply to specific post Reply with quote

showcrop wrote:
(quoted from post at 06:38:28 01/25/23)
sony224422 wrote:
(quoted from post at 15:38:09 01/24/23)
CVPost-Fordfarmer wrote:
(quoted from post at 10:27:13 01/24/23) After emails back and forth, and various
pictures, here's what the contact at the
company in England had to say:
We can supply the spiral inner core no
problem, but we wouldn't be able to do
anything with the hook ends. This is
something we couldn't supply.

So I'm back to looking for a company that
would be willing to make the cables, or a
good used set for a 5200.

Do you think a one piece cable, with a
flexible sheath, rather than the rigid
conduit would work? The sheath would have
to have the proper ends to attach where
the conduit normally goes, and would have
to be the right length, of course. Would
that possibly work?


There is a video on YouTube of a guy who welded his cable ends together. He then measures to set the cable up right. I bet you could do this with one long piece. You d have to thread it in correctly and just know you have enough in there. You can make a mark on the one piece cable at the length of the short cable, and figure out the measurement. Just screw it in until 2.75 inches were off the mark. Thread the cable back up the conduit and it should work?



Sony, I have parts just up the road in NH.


Hey sir- I sent you an email through here
 
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