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Old 11-10-2007, 11:15 AM   #11
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Re: Where can I get some mechanical cable?

i don't like Phill very much. When camping next to his bus I've thought about padlocking his back door shut so he couldn't get out and lighting his bus on fire, but i decided that there is too much paperwork involved.
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Old 11-10-2007, 12:28 PM   #12
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Re: Where can I get some mechanical cable?

Do you mean cable like I used here?:
http://www.thewhiteelephantstale.com/frtdoor.html

If so, I got mine at the local farm & garden supply store, they called it coated aircraft cable, but I'm sure it goes by other names, too. Any reputable hardware store will carry it in at least 2 - 3 different diameters from 1/8" diameter up.
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Old 11-10-2007, 12:35 PM   #13
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Re: Where can I get some mechanical cable?

No, I mean the type of cable that slides inside the sleeve. Like a bicycle cable or clutch or throttle cable. I've got some ideas. I'm going to go shop around when I get a chance!
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Old 11-10-2007, 07:04 PM   #14
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Re: Where can I get some mechanical cable?

Sorry, I misunderstood. . .Like Jason said, about any small engine (lawnmower) shop should have that in stock, and sell it by the foot in lengths up to about 25 feet. It's available through any Oregon / SilverStreak aftermarket parts dealer. I'll see if I can scare up a part number for you (might not be until Monday, though).
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Old 11-13-2007, 08:25 AM   #15
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Re: Where can I get some mechanical cable?

Here are those Oregon throttle cable part #'s:

3/16" x 50' long outer housing (coated inside & outside) = Oregon part # 74-317

.054" x 50' long inner wire (solid, not stranded) = Oregon part # 74-054
.072" x 50' long inner wire (solid, not stranded) = Oregon part # 74-072

Sorry for the delay, hope this helps.
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Old 11-15-2007, 01:28 PM   #16
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Re: Where can I get some mechanical cable?

The cable assembly you are looking for is called "push/pull cable assembly". McMaster Carr has a large assortment of diameters and lenghths. Just bought some for a crawler/loader I am rebuilding.
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Old 05-24-2008, 12:20 AM   #17
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Re: Where can I get some mechanical cable?

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There is a simple way to use the same paddle lock inside the bus which locks it from the outside and you don't need a key to remove the lock. I'd have to take a few pictures for ya to see what I'm talkin about
I finally got around to shooting a video of my rear door lock set up. Here it is if anyone wants to see how it works. It's simple and cheap.

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Re: Where can I get some mechanical cable?

I think the cable might be the same as Morris or Morse cable.... no?
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