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Old 05-27-2009, 08:43 AM
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Hi guys, I was just wondering if anyone has some advice regarding a flex cable setup I am building a 1200mm mono and am running a weed eater motor with square drive. I have purchased a stinger drive complete with a prop shaft, which also has a square drive. The cable I have has one square end and will need to be shortened. Does anyone have any ideas of how to create a square end on the cut side? I have also noticed that the when cut the 1/4 flex is too big to fit in the female square drive so I will have to squeeze it some how, Now here is the problem, I dint know if anyone has done this successfully but i trued to bash an extra piece with a hammer and its not easily done. Just wondering if anyone has any ideas. Is there some kind of collet that has a male square end?

All theories welcome as I am currently in the dark.

Thanx Damo...

Old 05-27-2009, 07:02 PM
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Default RE: flex cable question

For making a square end you need a fixture / a mold / and a xTon press.

I've never seen a commercial square-male adapter.

You cheapest option : find someone with a lathe , drill the square-propshaft to 1/4" ,
and glue the round end in with Loctite 648.

If the propshaft of the stingerdrive is a black-"chinese" eBay thing .. they have the 1/4" round version too.

You'll just have to order a new 1/4" round propshaft.
Old 05-27-2009, 08:39 PM
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Default RE: flex cable question

Damo,
have a look here,
hope this sheds some light.

http://bonzisports.com/images/diagra...ft_systems.gif

Dan.
Old 05-28-2009, 08:02 AM
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Thanks for the advise, I think Ill have to get the shaft driller out to suit the round end as Hendric said.

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