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#1 Dugmf12 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 04, 2016 - 09:21 AM

I want to replace a non OEM throttle cable on a Massey 14 with a used OEM throttle cable.  However I am not able to remove the plastic "T" handle on the cable I want to install.  It seems that needs to be removed to bring handle up through the slot on the dash.  So... does anybody have any tricks or techniques to remove the plastic "T" handle?  I do not want to break it. Any suggestions would be appreciated.  



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Posted August 04, 2016 - 10:54 AM

Clamp the metal handle in a vise with the T handle up and about 1/4" between the vise and the handle.  Use a Jiffy Bar putting the metal lever in the slot in the bar and pry up like your pulling a nail.  Works with T handle and round ball type.  No a guarantee it will not break but that is a chance you have to take.


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Posted August 04, 2016 - 11:51 AM

Thanks Chieffan, I never thought using a Jiffy bar in the vise.  I will definitely try that.  I suspect that plastic is a little more brittle now than new.  I will let you know how it goes.


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Posted August 05, 2016 - 06:44 AM

Well, I got home last and tried out the vice and jiffy bar combo and it worked.  I had to exercise my brain a tad to get the lever mechanism in the vice but once that got figured out, it worked great.  Thanks again Chieffan for the tip.

 

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