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Hemmings Motor News has been around since 1954. We're proud of our heritage, but we're also more than the Hemmings full of classifieds that your father subscribed to. Aside from new editorial content every month in Hemmings, we have three monthly magazines: Hemmings Muscle Machines, Hemmings Classic Car and Hemmings Sports and Exotic Car.

While our editors traverse the country to find the best content for those magazines, we find other oddities related to the old-car hobby that we really had no place for - until now. With this blog, we're giving you a behind-the-scenes look at what we see and what we do during the course of putting out some of the finest automotive magazines you'll ever read.

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DIY Car Repairs: Make Your Own Choke Cable

Posted September 16, 2009 12:01 PM by dstrohl

The choke cable in the Rover was good and stuck, and no amount of penetrating oil that I was able to spray into the housing was going to change that. Not only that, but in trying to get the cable free I had broken the sheath away from the housing. The cable has to be able to work in both directions, so that was no good.

I took the cable out of my parts car, but that one had a broken cast-metal housing, and it couldn't be fixed. Are new cables available? I couldn't find them online. Then I noticed that the $15 choke cable I'd bought for the SU conversion I'm doing on the Spitfire had a very similar kind of housing, just longer. Hmmm.

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09/16/2009 1:08 PM

Standard issue at any auto parts store. About $9 the last time I bought one.

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09/21/2009 3:07 AM

I've heard that the current generation of Rovers is so bad, the only thing you'll use the choke cable on is the Rover salesman.

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01/07/2010 11:45 PM

You can order new ones from a british firm - All british parts online. Cost is about 7 pound.

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