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    #177086

    I thought I was going to quick hook up a motor on my newly acquired Cadillac boat
    to the remote controls. Steering went okay, but the brass trunnions that go into
    the motor mounting fingers (for a lack of a better term) are froze up, and the
    threads are fatally damaged as well.
    I removed the threaded 1/4 brass tube with trunnion nut from each cable, and
    I tried heating up the trunnions with a bottle torch, but could not get either to budge.
    Tried to hold the brass tube in the vise, sandwiched between wood, but it doesn’t
    hold well.
    Even if I could get the trunnions off, it’s a super fine thread, 40 tpi, I believe,
    and I doubt if I’ll find a die locally to clean up the threads.
    Were the brass threaded tube and trunnion ever a stand alone part that one could
    order, or did they only come with the cable assembly?
    Not sure I could make new ones or not on the lathe. I’d have to come up with
    heavy duty 1/4″ brass tube. I’ve never tried turning treads as fine as 40 tpi before,
    although, it looks like one could order such a die.
    The tubes are about 5″ long, so don’t think I could make a tube out of round stock
    with a 1/16″ hole.
    I hoped to come up with something quick so I could test the boat out this week.
    Thoughts? Thanks.

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    #177090

    Those trunnions were staked at the factory and are not intended to move. Unlike the newer cables with adjustable plastic wheels.

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    #177091

    Oops, one came out easy, the other required some effort. but the tube is threaded
    into the end of the cable’s brass end, and I guess staked! Nothing a little locktite
    couldn’t cure if I can make new ends. Presume someone has done so??

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    #177104

    Just re-read your reply Frank. Oh back up the truck.
    Are you saying the actual trunnion (little barrel) is staked
    on the threaded brass rod? I thought you meant that the
    threaded rod is staked onto the end of the cable.

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    #177110

    Actually, both

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    #177120

    I do see a little hole on one side of the trunnion. I thought it was an oil hole. 🙁

    Being the trunnions are non adjustable, I guess there’s no way to
    re-center the control levers when switching motors?

    I guess I’ll re-try hooking up the cables as is, but am still interested in
    coming up with new, adjustable trunnions.
    Thanks.

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    #177127

    Here ya go….

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    #177132

    Thanks Frank! I just ordered one to replace the worst one, for $4.99 with shipping.

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    #177145

    So I put things back together on the remote controls, and think it’s going to work okay.
    I had to remove the spring for the tiller arm friction blocks.
    Test fired the ugly Evinrude 15 hp in the barrel, and it seems to shift full
    in either gear. Mowing lawn as it’s suppose to rain later today, but
    maybe I’ll have time to test the boat in the lake tool

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    #177150

    Careful!….when you step up to bigger motors, you get to likin’ the performance, and find yourself seeking out bigger ones. I’m at the point where if it’s under 10 HP, it has to be something really special or different for me to be interested….unless, of course, it’s free. I now look primarily for motors from 10 HP to 40 HP.
    Dave

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    #177152

    I know what you mean Dave. When I test out the “5” and under crowd on the boat, it seems painfully slow.
    What a difference when I slap on the QD 10 hp though!
    No boat test today….. got the lawn done just in time…… thunder storm moved in,
    pouring rain and some pea sized hail.

    Careful!….when you step up to bigger motors, you get to likin’ the performance, and find yourself seeking out bigger ones. I’m at the point where if it’s under 10 HP, it has to be something really special or different for me to be interested….unless, of course, it’s free. I now look primarily for motors from 10 HP to 40 HP.

    Dave

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