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engine control cables


Terence Thatcher
I am refurbishing my Edson steering system (again). Two questions: what are the best engine control cables? Do I get Edson's or is there another manufacturer that makes good, long-lasting cables? Second: My pedestal paint is flaking off, so the aluminum is slightly corroded. I thought of having it soda blasted and then powder coated. But the guy at Edson claimed a 40 year old pedestal will have so much salt and corrosion that I should spend $1700 for a new pedestal. Of course he is trying to make money, but I don't want to invest the time and energy in blasting and painting only to have it all go bad again quickly. All advice welcomed. Thanks.