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Triumph TR6 - Dust Boots for Hand Brake Cables
|In restoring my 71 TR -6, the hand brake cables are in fine shape, especially after I bead blasted the metal sheath, primed and painted everything and re-lubricated the cables. The only thing really deteriorated was the dust boot protecting the brake end of the cable sheath. I have not found that part spared anywhere (yet). I really do not want to purchase wholly new cables, not so much from the cost...they're only about $18.00 each, I think, but I'm really reluctant to throw away something entirely serviceable. Does anyone on the BBS have a source for just the dust boot? I've queried TRF and LBC Com w/o success. Thanks.|
|Maybe your local bicycle or motorcycle shop would have something.|
|If you have a local off road shop that deals in CNC products (they make a hydraulic throttle, which has little dust boot on either end). The CNC part no. is 1294 for the dust boot. CNC price is $9.25.ea. out of San Diego, Ca. 619-275-1663 or search CNCbrakes.com under hydraulic throttle. I had the same issue with my boots, just installed without them.|
What about a motorcycle shop?
|Hydraulic throttle? What a concept! And I thought a hydraulic clutch was silly. I know I've had more problems with a hydraulic clutch than I ever would have had with a nice, lined cable, even though they are easy to fix.|
The first thing I thpught of when I read this was the boots on the throttle cables on my van. A junkyard (or are they regulated out of bizness by now) would be a perfect place for this. Body shops seem to be the new junkyard, if you can find the parts you need before they take 'em to the crusher.
|So how many went out and checked their vehicle for a boot on the throttle.:-) Great suggestion Tom. What type of van are we looking for?|
|My van's a 94 Caravan with 3.0 mitsubitchy. I think all years of mitsu v6's have the same setup. Thinking again, I think there's a nice accordion boot on the shift cable, too.|
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