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Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Steering Plan B: Cable Steering
Here is a quick sketch of how pull-pull cable steering would look from the top. It has a total of four idlers and sheaves. Compare this to 12 idlers/sheaves that came with the original factory steering. This can be done in that the cable runs through a stiff conduit which can withstand gradual rises and bends. There will still be cable/conduit criss-crossing the engine room, but at least the cable will be protected by the conduit and have some flexibility. The conduits will have automatic "greasers" to keep the cable-in-conduit lubricated. So far, the costs of this setup is just over half on the estimate for the Jefa transmission steering. It may be less still as we await final pricing.