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Re: 20vt Porto to do list.... [Re: Brilly1uk] #1629363
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You could also (subject to there being enough slack), shorten the outer cable by say an inch, or two depending on it's route, this would then give you one or two inches of fresh cable on the inner.
Doesn't even need to be a loop - could utilise a cable nipple either side of the operating bracket

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Re: 20vt Porto to do list.... [Re: Brilly1uk] #1629367
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This is such an easy issue to resolve, but it's being made into a real meal!

Don't touch the outer part of the cable!
Cut the end off the old inner by the catch so it's a clean cut, pull out the old inner from inside the car.
Buy a tandem rear brake cable, feed in from the drivers foot well, loop it over the side bracket by the catch, that's the bracket that has a small hole in it so it doesn't fall off causing the owner to curse profusely threatening to burn the car.... feed it back on itself through a locking ring, done.

Re: 20vt Porto to do list.... [Re: Countrycruising] #1629368
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Originally Posted By Countrycruising
burn the car....done.





Bet that's not on your To-Do list Mark laugh


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Re: 20vt Porto to do list.... [Re: Edinburgh] #1629381
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You say that Simon, but the thought has occurred to me with the various issues over the last couple of years! cry

Thanks for the suggestion Joe. smile
I just have to get the small mechanical part of my brain to visualise it! A tandem cable presumably provides the necessary length? Will I be able to do this when I get the car back - i.e. they have put the slam panel etc. all back together again????


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Re: 20vt Porto to do list.... [Re: Brilly1uk] #1629384
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Originally Posted By Brilly1uk
A tandem cable presumably provides the necessary length? Will I be able to do this when I get the car back - i.e. they have put the slam panel etc. all back together again????


Measure the cable Mark and make sure the one you get from the bike shop covers it - you get shorter ones. Also check the shape of the lead pellet which sits in the handle recess.

Yes you can do this easily with everything back in place, it's like inserting a stent, they can leave all your legs and bits alone sick laugh


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Re: 20vt Porto to do list.... [Re: Edinburgh] #1629385
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Originally Posted By Edinburgh
[quote=Brilly1uk] it's like inserting a stent, sick laugh


Great description, Coupé Doctor laugh

Re: 20vt Porto to do list.... [Re: Edinburgh] #1629397
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Originally Posted By Edinburgh
Originally Posted By Brilly1uk
A tandem cable presumably provides the necessary length? Will I be able to do this when I get the car back - i.e. they have put the slam panel etc. all back together again????


Measure the cable Mark and make sure the one you get from the bike shop covers it - you get shorter ones. Also check the shape of the lead pellet which sits in the handle recess.

Yes you can do this easily with everything back in place, it's like inserting a stent, they can leave all your legs and bits alone sick laugh


That's helped me visualise it all too well Simon! laugh


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Re: 20vt Porto to do list.... [Re: Brilly1uk] #1629415
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Re: 20vt Porto to do list.... [Re: Brilly1uk] #1629419
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Re: 20vt Porto to do list.... [Re: Brilly1uk] #1629428
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Originally Posted By Brilly1uk

A tandem cable presumably provides the necessary length?




Originally Posted By iainb
Oh and found a Shimano stainless steel MTB brake cable is **exactly** the right length to replace the Coupe bonnet cable. The round nipple fits perfectly in the lever.


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Re: 20vt Porto to do list.... [Re: Brilly1uk] #1629433
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Superb - now to find me a Shimano MTB brake cable.
Big thanks Simon! thumb


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Re: 20vt Porto to do list.... [Re: Brilly1uk] #1629711
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Going to pick the Porto up this afternoon after major front end/engine bay refurb.
Here's hoping all is well!!!


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Re: 20vt Porto to do list.... [Re: Brilly1uk] #1629712
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Shimano MTB Tandem brake cable arrived in the post for proposed replacing bonnet cable.


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Re: 20vt Porto to do list.... [Re: Brilly1uk] #1629726
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Originally Posted by Brilly1uk
Going to pick the Porto up this afternoon after major front end/engine bay refurb.
Here's hoping all is well!!!

Originally Posted by Brilly1uk
Shimano MTB Tandem brake cable arrived in the post for proposed replacing bonnet cable.



Impressive coordination Mark, busy weekend then!


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Re: 20vt Porto to do list.... [Re: Brilly1uk] #1629871
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More front end refurb pics - Offside - strip down and welding work.

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Re: 20vt Porto to do list.... [Re: Brilly1uk] #1629962
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Re: 20vt Porto to do list.... [Re: Brilly1uk] #1635719
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Pity all the tinypic photos have gone the same way as photobocket!
Latest upgrades to the porto are refurbished headlights by Marius - see Coupe Facebook page.
They certainly sharpen up the exterior look of the car.
Waiting to hear from Joe when we can get her on the ramps to sort out the rear suspension.


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Re: 20vt Porto to do list.... [Re: Brilly1uk] #1651178
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My Porto has had a bit of post-winter storage fettling & TLC.

Firstly thanks to Joe at FCSS for fitting my replacement front windscreen purchased a couple of years ago via his group buy.
A bit of welding to the scuttle and a replacement fuel injector has got her back on the road.

"Back to black" - decided to swap back my centre console from Portofino blue to satin black.
Very pleased with the results. cool

I would post some pics but not sure if we still can????


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Re: 20vt Porto to do list.... [Re: Brilly1uk] #1651179
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Thread resurrection! smile

Yes Mark, for pics click Use Full Editor then Attachment Manager - you can upload up to 5 pics each post (more in For Sale ads) but no larger than 2MB per pic smile


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Thanks Simon - I will give it a go.
I was surprised how long it has been since I last posted on this thread!


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Re: 20vt Porto to do list.... [Re: Brilly1uk] #1651207
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Hopefully I've finally resolved that failing fuel injector issue mark.

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She was running much better on the way back home Joe, so yes I think you have - many thanks! smile


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Re: 20vt Porto to do list.... [Re: Brilly1uk] #1651219
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Definitely prefer the black Mark


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Yep, black’s much better thumb

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Thanks Simon and Gunzi.
I agree the black seems more in keeping, yet I did find quite a few who seemed to like the alternative.
Personally, I tend to prefer originality, although certainly without the old tacky finish! rolleyes

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