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Old 2nd January 2010, 10:57 PM
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what part of a buldog do you grip with them, and do you make sure he's got a muzzle on first?

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Cheers guys, I thought there was a way of doing it.
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and if you can't be bothered to get out the house..

http://shop.ebay.co.uk/?_from=R40&_t...All-Categories

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Or you can get some nice Stainless one's frome here

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This one has been done before and my two pennies worth was to suggest yatching/chandlers who supply stainless cables etc for rigging as they can make stainless cables and crimp the ends.
On the other hand regarding MOT legislation only one cable adjuster is allowed and fitting another would be a reason for rejection and a fail.
Again do not MOT unless you are told to do so by VOSA/DVLA and you will have the three year period free from test.

Speedy cables will make them up for you as requested.
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My solution was to shorten the right hand side cable by cutting off the nipple then with the adjuster out as far as possible pulled the spare wire cable through the brake shoes, pushed over a small section of rod (or a bolt stem will do) which i had drilled through the length. then nipped it in 2 places with a blunt metal chisel, then used a MIG welder to melt back some of the protruding cable.
Works well and looks like a factory fit.

I have seen the cable clamp solution and know that it works and is IVA acceptable.
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I have a crimping tool from a marine supply store which looks like a set of bolt cutters, it cost 60 and the crimps are pennies. Maybe a little pricey for a one off job but well worth it if you think you will use it in future projects or your current proffesion

It makes an excellent job and leaves a nice tidy crimp that seems almost as strong as the original wire, i have also used the same tool to secure a new end on my clutch cable where it attaches to the pedal in order to shorten it
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You can also purchase them at electrical wholesalers, they are used for supporting wire above walkways.
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My solution was to shorten the right hand side cable by cutting off the nipple then with the adjuster out as far as possible pulled the spare wire cable through the brake shoes, pushed over a small section of rod (or a bolt stem will do) which i had drilled through the length. then nipped it in 2 places with a blunt metal chisel, then used a MIG welder to melt back some of the protruding cable.
Works well and looks like a factory fit.

I have seen the cable clamp solution and know that it works and is IVA acceptable.
I did the same as sapper's solution but wasn't confident it would be strong enough at the time but it has survived, even pulling off hand brake turns with a big grin.

However, after seeing Mark's solution would certainly recommend that route.

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Or you can get some nice Stainless one's frome here

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Thankz Bonz. Ordered 8 today, came to the grand total of 7 quid! I'm thinking 4 per cable should be reasonable insurance without being total overkill!
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