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anybody actuate a 241 with a cable

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by TorkDSR, Sep 2, 2004.

  1. TorkDSR

    TorkDSR 1/2 ton status

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    i want to actuate my 241 with a cable. seen too many broblems with linkage getting knocked around.

    how much force can a tranny shift cable push? im not worried about the pulling part.

    right now i just left the shifter on 4lo and that should be fine for a while.

    i think i can get some pto shift cables from work... maybe ill start playing, but i was just looking for ideas
     
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    I've been wanting to do this as well. I may take a crack at it when I do the new t case. Rather than cutting a whole for the new shifter on the driver side. I don't see why you couldn't do it. Its not hard to actuate by hand(same as an auto trans i think). Would be nice for tight quarters like on a buggy to be able to mount in a remote spot.
     
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    I may end up going this route as well. Just to eliminate bind and that sort of thing. Plus I can put the shifter in the hole that is already in the floor rather than cut a new one.
     
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    its actually pretty tough to move... its all i can to to shift her with a stubby wrench, thats my concern.

    well, lets pioneer this and write an article
     
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    what I'm thinking. Don't think there would be anything wrong with a larger(leverage) arm on it. ANd some type of thick cable, gonna have to see where to source that.
     
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    I don't think it would be difficult to do. Mine is to far from being in to do too much with it but I could fab some stuff up for us. Extended lever or cable mounts.
     
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    Use a tranny shift cable from a front wheel drive car with a stick (like a toyota camrey) or somthing like that. They use big beefy cables that are designed to push and pull. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    On pushbutton 4wd vehicles they use a small electric motor with gear reduction to shift it. I'd probably just use a really large disc to rotate the selector shaft.
     
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    You could use 2 cables, in a "push-pull" configuration.
     
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    It shouldn't be too hard to do.
    A lot of the transfer case / transmission functions on the HEMTT I drove were cable actuated.
    As long as the cable is adequatly lubed there shouldn't be much binding ever and with an appropriate lever on the case side it should work well.

    I've been tossing the idea around in my head for awhile too w/ my 208 when I build a custom console.
    The puch pull idea sounds like it will give a bit better force too.
     
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    Anyone done this?
     
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    just wondering if anyone has done this yet. id like to do it also.
     
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    nah none of us ever did a thing about it as far as I know.
     
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