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post #120 of (permalink) Old 03-10-2014, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
Paul L
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Relocating Choke Lever:
With the oil pressure gauge sorted out, I could mark up a new position for the choke lever.
The black line represents the edge of the metal dash area, as the wooden dash extends beneath it.

For a nice change, I actually had a drill bit just the right size, so no extra filing by hand required.

However, as I started playing with the cable routing I quickly spotted yet another school boy error.

I was so busy making sure that the choke lever wouldn't foul this edge of the dash...

That I completely forgot about the new heater vent panel behind it.

I didn't really want to put yet another hole in the wooden dash, so I decided to work with what I had.

First I needed to drill a grommet sized hole in the vent panel.

Then I cut a choke cable sized hole in the grommet.

The choke cable just clears the the ducting, but there is more work to do (see below).

The whole point of mocking all this up now, is to find (& fix) problems before I re-fit the bulkhead.

So in order to make this choke cable work, I still need to do the following:
- Wrap the cable (or the ducting) with some of the heat wrap bandage I have got for the exhaust system.
- Drill a new hole in the bulkhead to let the cable out with a more gentle bend than you see in the photo above.
( The cable was just pushed through the nearest hole in the bulkhead to see how it looked. )
- I may actually need a longer cable given this new route, but I can't tell until the bulkhead is back on the chassis.
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