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Seeking Input on Cable Operated Clutch

I have a space problem that might best be addressed by using a cable to operate the clutch. I hope someone can steer me to a source of a suitable cable -- I can fabricate the firewall and transmission brackets so a suitable cable is the only issue ( 1.25" travel, 125 pounds pull force, and the ability to operate through a 180 degree bend at 8" radius) -- The clutch to be operated is early 90's Chevy SB truck . There are several reasons why neither hydraulic or mechanical linkages are attractive.

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The suggested link is a great tip -- This company has a great product range and the required technical information -- I'll find out Monday about their pricing - LOL
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Fox Mustangs used a clutch cable....63" long

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Back in the day I rigged up a buddy's 37 Chevy coupe with 327, 4sp with two adjustable pullys and a lenght of 1/4 aircarft cable. His brake n clutch were floor mounted. Worked like a charm.
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Thanks for the Fox suggestion, undoubtedly will hit my pocket more softly than a custom made cable -- Also, those old floor mounted pedals had many advantages, pity they were given up. If this clutch were a floor mount the solution would be simple
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So what's holding you back!
Make it a floor mount connection.
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The cable is easy enough. as others have said, use aircraft cable and some nico-press sleeves to make up your own end loops. I used a cable clutch on my T bucket and it works very smooth. several cars came with cable clutches, and can be a good source of parts. I started with a Corvair pedal assembly, which saved me a lot of work fabricating a firewall mounted setup. by using this as a base to work from, you'll also get the brake pedal and master cylinder mounting as a bonus. I'm using a Blazer bellhousing, which came as a cable setup as well, to adapt to my T-5 trans.
It's not a system you see every day, but it really does work out well for many applications. good luck with it.

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Thanks to all, I'll post a picture when I get it (hopefully) working
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