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97dirt
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 94
posted April 26, 2005 04:55 PM  
has anyone tried the cable clutch from JR motorsports,tired of the hassel with hyd.clutch

Raceman17
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 165
posted April 26, 2005 07:02 PM  
Read this
http://www.thedirtforum.com/cgi-bin/postdisplay.cgi?forum=Forum1&topic=001877

It should Help.
Later

97dirt
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 94
posted April 26, 2005 07:23 PM  
I've read those posts already,but has anyone actually, used the cable setup from JR m.s.

4jw
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 10
posted April 26, 2005 08:54 PM  
Yes, I have their clutch cable on both my cars. They work great. Just make sure you get the long cable. I have the short cable (about 3ft) on one and a long cable (about 5 ft) on the other. The short cable is a little harder to push, but the long cable is fine. Much better than Hyd. clutch.

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Originally posted by 97dirt:
I've read those posts already,but has anyone actually, used the cable setup from JR m.s.


Deak-Jr
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 81
posted April 28, 2005 07:14 AM  
We had to get around a "no aftermarket pedal assembly" rule, and also couldn't use a hydraulic setup.

Solution -- old GM truck brake pedal from the junkyard became new clutch pedal in racecar.

We welded a plate on top of the existing brake pedal that extends left, notched it to let the new "clutch" pedal mount in.

Put tab on top of new clutch pedal, when pressed it pulls a cable from a GMC dump-truck (about 5 ft) -- the cable loops around under driver's seat, goes back forward to meet fork through a hole in floorboard.

Did not work at first; it snapped. We found out that it was kinking just under the pedal. Spaced it out so it wouldn't kink, has worked perfectly ever since.

I believe the Jr Motorsports setup is about the same as that, although they might recommend a different routing of the cable (I dunno).

Necessity is the mother of invention ...

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