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Re: Removing engine controls from old Edson pedestal
Atomic 4 I'd guess.
I did that job a couple of years ago. It's a b*tch.
As I recall, it's pretty evident when you look at it what you have to do, it's just hard to get things thru the little openings. leave the engine end of the cables free-you'll need play in the cables. You have to remove that horizontal plate on top of the guard around the shifter yolk. The shifter mechanism is pinned inside the housing, I think with a screw on the wheel side of the guard. You have to remove this screw, then work the shifter pivot out thru the top and connect the cable. It's all a close fit. Then work it all back down in. There's also a cable cover clamp inside there that has to be attached.
Get that top cover off and I think it will be evident to you how to proceed.
It's one of those jobs that's 90% frustration and 10% actual labor.
If you can't figure it out, post this at the Moyer Marine forum. I'm sure a lot of those guys have also done the job and may have some tips.
1977 C&C 30 Mk 1 hailing from Port Clinton, Ohio