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Catalina 30 Clutch Cable

Hey All,

I have a 1986 C30 with a Universal M25 with Hurth transmission and Edson wheel with separte engine controls. The shifter has always been sloppy and difficult to shift into forward. I would like to fix this and get it working the right way. Does anyone have any suggestions? I don't think the cable is broken as I can get it to move but I know it should be easier than it is. I found the replacement cables on the Edson website but don't know what lenght I need for sure. I am reluctant to pull the existing one out for measurement because if I have to replace it I would like to use the existing one to pull the new one through. Any ideas/suggestions are appreciated.


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Re: Catalina 30 Clutch Cable

How about pull the existing one out, pulling a messenger line through as you do it. Then it will be easy to pull it back into place.

I'd definitely consider replacing it if its corroded, sticky, etc. But also make sure that the trans is shifting smoothly at the gearbox.
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Catalina Direct addresses this issue and they admit that Catalina doesn't even know the correct length. They also say to pull the cables with a line attached to pull the new ones bsck through. The Catalina Direct website has instructions and if I remember correctly the cables have a coded number on them and a couple of the digits denote the cable length.

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