This kit fits 1953 to 1957 Type 1 vehicles
Will also fit 1946 to 1952 with a slight modification
Now it's even better with the new, improved "Head Lock" design! The bolt head is now captured inside the hex-shaped hole. This gives you improved clearance inside the tunnel and ensures the motion occurs in the heim joint where it belongs, not on the bolt.
If you have been driving an air cooled VW for any length of time, then, no doubt, you have either heard or told of what happens when the clutch cable or clutch pedal shaft fails. You may have also experienced the horror of what that can do to whatever is in front of you (a police car, your garage door or tool box, that little old lady in the crosswalk with a bag of groceries, etc.)! As an added bonus, you may even end up either grinding the gears trying to drive with no functioning clutch or walking home and paying for tow charges. If your wife or first date is with you at the time they may never ride in your air cooled treasure again.
If you have been driving an air cooled VW for any
length of time, then, no doubt, you have either heard or told of what
happens when the clutch cable or clutch pedal shaft fails. You may have
also experienced the horror of what that can do to whatever is in front
of you (a police car, your garage door or tool box, that little old lady
in the crosswalk with a bag of groceries, etc.)! As an added bonus, you
may even end up either grinding the gears trying to drive with no
functioning clutch or walking home and paying for tow charges. If your
wife or first date is with you at the time they may never ride in your
air cooled treasure again.
The stock clutch cable in a Type 1 was
designed pull in a pressure plate that only had to hold 60 horse power or less.
Today's performance engines are way
beyond that and so are the pressure plates. A stage I or II pressure
plate will substantially reduce the life of the stock clutch cable and
pedal shaft where the two connect and wear. Additionally, OEM galvanized
cables can stretch and frequently loose the proper adjustment.
At long last a solution is available! We have designed a direct bolt-in replacement for both the troublesome stock clutch pedal shaft and clutch cable. This is a complete clutch cable system that replaces all of the failure prone OEM components from front to back with no modifications at all.
No more stretchy, breaky galvanized stock clutch cable. Also, no more broken clutch pedal from an improperly fitting shaft. Our system fills the gap between the stock parts that are not up to the
task and a hydraulic conversion that can be very difficult and may also
harm the value of your vintage machine.
CMA Heim Link Clutch Cable System is the absolute best ever made for
air cooled Volkswagens™. Furthermore, our system is made from the finest
workmanship and materials available. The clutch pedal shafts are also stainless steel, CAD
designed, precision centerless ground, laser cut and TIG welded. We precision grind
the pedal shaft to the exact diameter for a perfect, wiggle free fit of
the pedal onto the shaft. Precision grinding costs more than raw stock (not available in a diameter close enough to pass our quality standards) but it ensures the best possible fit
that cannot otherwise be achieved. The grinding process also provides a
smooth finish and a correct fit in the bushings to maintain the proper
grease film thereby reducing wear and increasing the life of the
bushings and shaft. These units also are designed with the proper offset to
ensure a perfect alignment with the cable guide tube in the floor pan
We custom make all of our cables
from aircraft stainless steel wire rope, never from galvanized like the
stock units. No more broken clutch pedal from an improperly fitting
shaft. Also, no more stretchy, breaky Brazilian or Mexican galvanized
steel clutch cable - a definite plus when running a heavy clutch.
Seriously, there has got to be a reason they use stainless steel wire
rope on airplanes instead of galvanized.
Our clutch cable system is also made in America
because we firmly believe that Americans with jobs are more likely to
be able to afford our parts. This also enables us to tightly control
the quality that you demand.There are cheaper alternatives available but that's exactly what you'll get.
Special and custom length cables are available as a special order item.
This makes it possible to use the OEM bowden tube in your Manx buggy or
kit car! Choose from the more common special lengths or select "Custom"
for cable lengths not listed. A handling fee of $10.00 will apply for each special length cable or $20.00
for each custom length cable. For custom length cables, please specify
overall length in the "Special Instructions" field when ordering.
We also offer replacement clutch cables and heim joints.
- CAD designed for precision fit and function
- Precision centerless ground, perfect fitting, stainless steel pedal shaft
- Laser cut 3/16" thick stainless steel pedal shaft arms
- Super strong TIG welded dual arm pedal shaft design
- Heim joint with permanently lubricated oil impregnated sintered bronze bushing
- Aircraft stainless steel wire rope clutch cable
- Hex swaged stainless steel threaded cable ends on both ends
- All necessary stainless steel hardware
- Made in U.S.A. to keep Americans working!
What's in the box:
- 1 stainless steel clutch pedal shaft
- 1 stainless steel shaft support bracket (bolts to floor)
- 1 stainless steel clutch cable (2268mm)
- 1 heavy duty heim joint
- All necessary stainless steel hardware
Standard shipping costs apply for this item.
Shipping dimensions: 8½" X 5½" X 1¾"
cable length includes cable and heim joint - actual cable is therefore
shorter than OEM but functionally the same length with the additional
length of the heim joint. We have figured all that out for you.
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 26 May, 2011.