actually has instructions for removing/replacing the cables on their site. Who'd a thunk?
1. BUY YOUR REPLACEMENT CABLE:
Determine type and length of engine
control cable using measurements or markings from the original cable. Knowing
the outside diameter of the original cable jacket will help determine the cable type and thread size. The length
tip to tip of the cable core
will give you the proper length.
2. REMOVE STEERING WHEEL
This will give you more room to work.
3. REMOVE COMPASS
Before removing the compass bolts, run a piece of electrical
tape vertically from the compass across the engine
control housing, top plate, and onto the pedestal
. Slit the tape at each joint. This will help you realign the
compass with the other parts
when you reassemble this upper part of the pedestal. Remove the four round head
1/4-20 x 3-1/2 machine screws that serve as compass bolts.
4. REMOVE THE BRASS CLEVIS PINS FROM THE CONTROL LEVERS IN THE ENGINE CONTROL HOUSING
The clevises are screwed to the end of the engine control cables. Note which holes in the control levers the
clevis pins came from. This helps when reassembling this unit.
5. REMOVE ENGINE CONTROL HOUSING
6. REMOVE THE CABLE HOLDER NUT OR ROUND HEAD MACHINE SCREW
located on the aft side of the pedestal tube approximately 7" below the wheel shaft. This will release the Cable
Holder (A-969 or A-705) that holds the two engine control cables. These cables remain attached to the cable holder
inside the pedestal tube.
7. BRING BOTH CONTROL CABLES TO THE SAME SIDE OF WHEEL SHAFT.
From the top of the pedestal, push down both of the engine control cables just far enough so you can bring the
throttle control cable (right hand side) under the wheel shaft and over to the left aft side of the pedestal along
with the clutch
8. PULL BOTH CONTROL CABLES UP.
With both control cables now on the same side of the steering wheel shaft, pull the cables up until you can reach
the cable holder.
1. Due to the limited amount of space in the pedestal tube the cable holder sometimes gets jammed up with the
steering chain and cables. One solution to this problem is to turn the steering wheel shaft all the way to
port, thus putting most of the steering chain over on the left side with the two engine control cables and
cable holder. Then, while pulling up on the engine control cables, turn the steering wheel shaft back to
starboard. The upward movement of the chain can help bring the cable holder and control cables up to a level
where they can be reached.
2. Working space can be gained in the upper section of the pedestal by moving the chain forward of the chain
sprocket. To do this, first tighten the brake, then ease the tension of the chain and steering cables by
backing off the nuts on the takeup eyes located on your radial drive wheel or quadrant which is attached to
the rudderpost. With slack in the steering cables, lift
the steering chain and move it forward of the hub
sprocket located on the steering wheel shaft.
9. REMOVE THE BROKEN ENGINE CONTROL CABLE
Now that you can reach the cable holder, remove the broken engine control cable. When removing the bad engine
control cable, make sure you attach a "messenger" line, or the new replacement cable, to the end of the original
cable. You will use the "messenger" line to run the new replacement cable through the same route
as the original
engine control cable.
10. RUN THE NEW ENGINE CONTROL CABLE
Using the "messenger" line, pull the new engine control cable into place.
11. REASSEMBLE BY REVERSING THE ABOVE PROCEDURES.
1. Attach the new control cable to the cable holder.
2. Push both control cables down into the pedestal far enough so you can bring the throttle control cable under
the steering wheel shaft and over to the right hand side.
3. Pull up and push aft on the engine control cables.
4. Line up the cable holder with its screw hole on the aft side of the pedestal. A long rod or screw drive will
help. The A-969 Cable Holder has a threaded (1/4-20) stud that sticks out through the hole. Use "Loctite" on
thread. The A-705 Cable Holder is held in place with a round head (1/4-20 thread) screw that comes from the
outside of the pedestal tube and screws into the cable holder. Use "Loctite" on threads.
5. Attach control cables to fittings on engine end.
6. Put engine control housing in place.
7. Attach clevises to engine control levers.
8. Before mounting compass use the four 3-1/2" (Fig 817 Sz. 3.5) compass mounting bolts to hold the engine
control housing in place. Test and adjust the engine controls at this time.
9. Remove the four compass mounting bolts. Mount the compass using, the original tape alignment marks, and
screw compass mounting bolts back in place using an anti-seize compound on the threads.