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BHunter

Hi ,

Does anyone know where to buy the right length cables for a 1961 401 suburban? Mine are seized up. 

Thanks, Bob

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ebinmaine

Bob can you get a picture of what you need?

 

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BHunter
29 minutes ago, ebinmaine said:

Bob can you get a picture of what you need?

 

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ebinmaine

I'll take a look and see what I have

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Achto
3 hours ago, BHunter said:

Does anyone know where to buy the right length cables for a 1961 401 suburban?

 

Here is another source.

http://www.psep.biz/store/toro_mower_cables.htm

They will need to be trimmed to length, which is quite easy to do.

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ebinmaine

Bob I only have one here and it's got a crease in it.

Both above sources should be good for you.

 

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BHunter
Just now, ebinmaine said:

Bob I only have one here and it's got a crease in it.

Both above sources should be good for you.

 

Thanks for trying. I appreciate it. 

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Achto
2 minutes ago, BHunter said:

 

:text-yeahthat: These cables have the correct knobs for the year of your tractor.

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dells68

I ordered a set exactly like those off of eBay for my 701 and they look great.  Only one drawback, no way to lock the throttle to keep it on place.  I like the idea someone else said about pulling the sire out of the sheath and kinking it a little to give it a little resistance.

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wallfish
5 hours ago, BHunter said:

Hi ,

Does anyone know where to buy the right length cables for a 1961 401 suburban? Mine are seized up. 

Thanks, Bob

Seized up or frozen from water inside?

If frozen warm them up and soak them in antifreeze. You can cut the Z bend off and pull out the wire. The rust on the wire easily attaches to the ice so clean them up, gease'm and re-install. :twocents-02cents:

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BHunter
48 minutes ago, wallfish said:

Seized up or frozen from water inside?

If frozen warm them up and soak them in antifreeze. You can cut the Z bend off and pull out the wire. The rust on the wire easily attaches to the ice so clean them up, gease'm and re-install. :twocents-02cents:

Seized. Is there a product I can soak them in that will desolve the rust? 

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wallfish
1 minute ago, BHunter said:

Seized. Is there a product I can soak them in that will desolve the rust? 

Cider vinegar. It should work overnight.

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ebinmaine

@wallfish has a good idea there. You really should be able to carefully separate your existing cables if they are all solid and look okay. You should be able to reuse them.

Patience is your friend.

 

 

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BHunter
1 hour ago, ebinmaine said:

@wallfish has a good idea there. You really should be able to carefully separate your existing cables if they are all solid and look okay. You should be able to reuse them.

Patience is your friend.

 

 

I have lots of patience. They can soak in vinegar all winter if needed.:) Thanks

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rdeanrj58

Is there a tool to put a new z-bend in the wire?

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WVHillbilly520H
7 minutes ago, rdeanrj58 said:

Is there a tool to put a new z-bend in the wire?

2 pair of pliers works for me, hold the wire with one bend with the other.

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rdeanrj58

It's always hard for me to get the center part small enough 

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ebinmaine
Just now, rdeanrj58 said:

It's always hard for me to get the center part small enough 

I agree with that.

 

Get a pair of decent quality needle-nose vise grips to hold the end of the wire at the end of the vice grips about 3/16 of an inch from the end

 

 

you can then use another pair of pliers in addition to a hammer to create the Z bend around the parts that is gripped in the needle nose pliers

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rdeanrj58

I'll give that a try.   I've got a throttle cable I'm trying to free up now 

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rdeanrj58

Yeah that's what I'm talking about 

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