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Throttle Cable End

I need to shorten my throttle cable to attach it to the cross bar for my dual carbs and wondered if anyone could tell me how to attach a solid metal end cap onto the cable like the one in this photo.
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With a specialized tool that applies a whole lot of pressure to the part of the ferule that the wire goes into. See if the folks in your local bicycle shop can do it.

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I crimped a roll pin onto the cable at the appropriate spot using vice grips. Takes a it of work and patience but is seem to be getting the job done right now.
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look for a VW Bug thottle cable repair piece or extension piece. they have a set screw to clamp on the cable. This part is used for VW Bug cable repairs (Bugs have simular throttle cable end to the 914's cable) and there is also one used as an extension (for carb conversions) check with any VW Bug or Dune Buggy shop, they should have it for you.
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Cable End

Thanks for the suggestions, guys.
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The cable was slipping within the roll pin in the above photo. I purchased a crimping tool from Harbor Freight and it has crimped the roll pin firmly to the cable so it no longer slips. R.
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You need to find someone with a swedging tool which is used to affix similar type fastners to aircraft cable.
As the former owner of a hardware stoe we used this tool frequently to make for example custom length dog run cables for customers.
Fairly expensive to buy, so borrow or rent one would be best.

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You can use a small piece of tubing and to crimp it hit it with a hammer or a chisel at the end that holds the cable. Or crimp it in a vise. That would be the cheap solution.
If that is not enough for you, you can buy an hydraulic crimper like this one, it has several dies.

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You can use a small piece of tubing and to crimp it hit it with a hammer or a chisel at the end that holds the cable. Or crimp it in a vise. That would be the cheap solution.
If that is not enough for you, you can buy an hydraulic crimper like this one, it has several dies.



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It is the cheapo version. It costs about $50 in evilbay.
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