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Post by sky25t Fri Jul 15, 2022 6:57 am

Hi all,
I have a 302 ford.... it has a cable clutch and i think the cable is about to break..... the pedal box is definitely ford... It is a factory built car..... does anybody have any idea on what model of car the clutch cable came from or even better, part numbers ???????
I'm up for rego in 3 weeks and it wont pass if i cannot drive it for inspection....
Remember I'm in Australia so i have some shipping time to allow for as well......
I will be adding to my postings with an update shortly but work has sort of make my spare time minimal....
Regards from Australia
Robert
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Post by ArthurBNH Fri Jul 15, 2022 8:49 am

You can purchase those from many sources in the US including Summit Racing which has excellent customer service.   Just make sure it is for a 1974-1978 Mustang II V8.
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Post by Jerry & Lisa Mills Fri Jul 15, 2022 12:23 pm

Hi Robert,
yeah - been there - twice. Finally got it right after a lot of work and pre internet research. Ford had a couple part numbers for the originals in the V8 cars, but all the aftermarket cables are the same for 1975-78 and are 53" long. If you can't find one in your time frame, there are possible options once you get the old one out.
I was able to get one made at a place that did speedo, industrial/agricultural, PTO control and such cables. Lasted quite a while. When it started to seize up again, i took it off and lubricated it with graphite powder. This is easy to do once you remove the coil spring by unscrewing it off the cable. Well, that didn't fix it for very long because the inner sheath was deteriorated from too much heat as it ran right by the headers. The next new cable got covered with high heat exhaust wrap. That was the fixer. Been on there for years. Every oil change i unhook it at the fork end and check for free movement.
The other weird thing to check is a proper ground cable form chassis to engine. I didn't have this problem, but if you don't have a really good ground cable, electricity will seek a ground through the clutch cable and burn it up.
While it probably doesn't meet your time frame, converting to hydraulic is a lot of work, but others have done it.
Good luck either way and please let us know how it goes.




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Post by sky25t Sat Jul 16, 2022 4:39 am

Thank you all, the cable started to grab about 4 months ago and i just managed to get it home and into the garage..... i have not had time to look at it at all........hoping to get time next weekend to pull it out..... might just have to buy it online anyway... i have been told of a company locally in sydney that can make it as well so i do have options......
About changing it to hydraulic.... its on historic rego so i cannot modify it (at least not visibly) i would love to fit a sniper carb.... but if i get caught they would deregister my car..... risk i am not willing to take.
Regards Robert
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Post by ArthurBNH Sat Jul 16, 2022 10:51 am

I just did a hydraulic conversion with parts from speedway it works pretty great. In order to get the clearance I needed had to used floor mount pedals for both the brakes and clutch. Parts were about $500 US
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