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Abe

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Howdy all

Just out of curiosity, does the heat generated by the exhaust manifold have a detrimental effect on the clutch cable? Even with a bracket to keep it off the manifold, it still looks like it’ll be getting very warm around it.
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Hi,
On a pinto the plastic melts a little and the the outer cable gets a bit crunchy but it works, the alternative is the longer Cosworth Sierra cable that bends up near the front of the engine bay.
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Good info thanks Alec :)
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Another option is to put in a hydraulic clutch. I have a Zeytec/type 9 combination with a pull hydraulic cylinder and it works well.
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The more I learn and spend time with the car the more I’ll be looking at upgrades like this, thanks for the info Daytona.
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When I built my Cat about 18 years ago the standard cable went between the pipes without actually touching them. I wrapped a short length of the cable with the tape type product which is used for exhaust pipes (and I also used lagging on the pipes themselves), and that original cable is still in use and OK. 
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Great thanks for the info Richard
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My headers are wrapped and it's fine
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Thanks Dimbit
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Hi,
When i first got my Tiger. The clutch would start to drag after about an hour of driving, such that you could not select reverse, first and some time second gear.
If i manually forced extra adjustment into the clutch then it would slip.
My diagnosis was that the cable marginally expanding due to the heat from the exhaust manifold. 
Wrapping the exhaust and also using some silicone covered glass-fibre pipe insulation on the clutch cable has cured the problem.
Hope it helps.
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Great info thanks mate
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