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Cascade 29 transmission/throttle

[FONT="Arial"]Owner of Cascade 29. It carries a Volvo Penta MD2B. Old (original?) morris control. The transmission seems okay. Doesn't stick, stays in one place. But the the throttle creeps back and would power down until the engine shuts off unless you are able to push it forward where creep begins again. One person suggested using split bolts to add tension to the throttle cable. That doesn't seem very reliable and would probably fail at exactly the worst moment. The bronze fitting that the throttle arm fits to is worn down and so the set screw doesn't always bite. So several questions: Should I scrap the controller and put in a new one. Parts are impossible to come by after Telefix (sp?) bought out the old company. Next: Can I drill into the bronze fitting to the point where the set screw has something to bite into? Any advice at all would be of help probably.
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Re: Cascade 29 transmission/throttle

Actually, a split bolt or a small bulldog clamp is SOP for -carefully- increasing the friction on a throttle cable so it does not back off on its own. You may have other parts problems, so this might not be a long term "solution"...

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Re: Cascade 29 transmission/throttle

OK -- that sounds reasonable. I guess I will need help adjusting the tension. I'm with Sauvie Island YC and a fella there suggested three bolts adjusted to work together. Certainly they are cheaper than a new setup.
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Re: Cascade 29 transmission/throttle

There may be a friction adjustment on the control. This was standard on the old controls and also hidden when the plastic cover is pushed on.

If the rest of the control still works properly then use a cable brake. Teleflex make a cable brake that works well and only costs about $25. Their part number for this is 044386

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Re: Cascade 29 transmission/throttle

Thanks so much. I used a split bolt on it and now the thing works well, if not a little too sticky. I'll order the brake and see if that works better since it's built for the job. Again, thanks to all who replied.
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