WTH??!?! Have you seen this item on ebay.

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Minisprinter wrote: Mon Sep 19, 2022 9:45 pm
mk1 wrote: Wed Sep 14, 2022 4:57 pm Only £51 with 5 days to go !!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/265883471334 ... R-CctcvnYA

Who the fuck pays £170.00 for a throttle cable, the world's gone mad.

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Its not finished yet, still time to get your last minute bids in :lol: :lol:
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Ha, ha, for once, I have managed to find the most bonkers ebay price of the moment :)
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I hope our Leader or Gordon or Fred can agree on who will supply these replica ST throttle cables in what looks like Leyland Blue.. i will take two please. ;)
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Polarsilver wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 9:11 am I hope our Leader or Gordon or Fred can agree on who will supply these replica ST throttle cables in what looks like Leyland Blue.. i will take two please. ;)
Isn`t it the blue colour that is the problem ?

There seem to be a few knocking around in black as well, maybe later ones or flakes ?
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Been there & tried my best to sort it, but getting the correct colour turquoise cable seems impossible. I did find some that I thought looked correct, but when it arrived it was very thin & had no wire re-enforcement.

https://www.bikester.co.uk/jagwire-cgx- ... RcQAvD_BwE

Looks OK from a distance, but really NOT up to the job in a hot engine bay. I also know that MS looked at doing these a while ago & even for them, the amount of cable that would have needed to have been ordered would have been uneconomical.

A few years ago I did cables of the exact same spec, but without the turquoise sheath, but this is the aspect of it that most people want.
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It's also got the BMC box :!: Thats got to add a bit. :D :D :D :D :D
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Ronnie wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 9:53 am It's also got the BMC box :!: Thats got to add a bit. :D :D :D :D :D
.......always think, having the box is a "double edged sword" though - its worth or rarity becomes the box and the cable together as one - effectively making it a display case item.

EDIT I think I would rather look at £160 in a display case than a throttle cable :lol: :lol:
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Just put the box in the display case & use the cable.

Or even better put another cable in the box & flog it on ebay to someone who has no idea what colour the cable should be. :lol:
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Does the blue really signify anything? I have one for an MGB in turquoise...just search for one of these, can easily be cut down for a mini I'd have thought
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It signifies nothing, just another box ticking exercise for those that worry about such things.
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