need help with throttle cable installation

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HELP! I am trying to install a new throttle cable on my 74 commando with original amal carbs. I don't have a repair manual and after five hours of struggle I can't figure out how to connect the darn thing. ANYONE KNOW THE TRICK/PROCEEDURE?[/b]
 

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Blaster,

Can you describe exactly what it is that you cannot seem to do?

I'm guessing that you are having problems holding the lower ends of the inner cables while you connect the throttle slides to them while at the same time keeping the return springs compressed? This can be a bit tricky if you haven't done it before. Please say if this is what is causing the problem, or is it something else?
 
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Blaster,

Can you describe exactly what it is that you cannot seem to do?

I'm guessing that you are having problems holding the lower ends of the inner cables while you connect the throttle slides to them while at the same time keeping the return springs compressed? This can be a bit tricky if you haven't done it before. Please say if this is what is causing the problem, or is it something else?

I hooked the two ends to the carbs but can not get the opposite two ends , along with main throttle hooked to the " junction ". I can only get: the duplex ends in the junction or the main single in the junction. Getting all three seems impossible even with two assistants. I figured I am doing something wrong or backwards. Question is, what sequence of installation would you suggest:
carbs first then junction
junction then carbs
???? thanks in advance for any help
I have exceeded my legal limit of temper tantrums on this project
 

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I suggest you connect all cables at the junction first and screw the junction cap down, then connect each carb. I find this normally the easiest way, I have done it the way you have described (once) but it can be tricky getting everything hooked into the junction box correctly, and is not something I'd want to try again.

Then connect the upper cable end to the throttle assembly.
 
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I will hook the three together at the junction first. I tried this first but had a a heck of a struggle getting the dublex ends into the the carbs. Trouble was getting enough sclak while compressing the springs. Fact was, it was so difficult that I was certain I was doing something wrong. Thanks for your help and any other suggestions.
I am trying to get the old girl back on the road after sitting in my shed for 9 years.
 
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A tool is made to help with this but it is better for a beginner to learn the hard way so that it can be done at the side of the road later when needed. It is a sheet of metal that has a slit just big enough for the cable to fit through and big enough over all to rest on the top of the slide.You than can compress the spring all the way to coil bind making easy work of hooking the cable end into the slide, and than dropping in the needle and clip.
 
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