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Offline Skyway65

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'65 Kick Down Cable or Rod?
« on: February 04, 2010, 05:21:14 PM »
I need help tracking down a transmission kick down cable for a ’65 6 cyl.  I haven’t seen any NOS on ebay and the repo’s seem to be all for a V8 or ‘67-’68.  What’s so special about a ‘65 6 cyl?   
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Re: '65 Kick Down Cable or Rod?
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2010, 05:39:30 PM »
have you tried these folks yet?? www.mustangbarn.com they usually have a good stash of used stuff.
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Re: '65 Kick Down Cable or Rod?
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2010, 08:08:43 PM »
They have a repo cable that is 2" shorter than my original.  I really need to find someone with a NOS cable or a repo that is correct. It seems most catalogs have a cable for a V8 C4 for '65.  But all of the 200 C4 cables seem to be for a '66 and newer.  So what's the story with the '65 200-auto kick down cable?  Is it somehow unique or what!?  Can anyone measure their '65 V8 kick down cable for me to see how long it is?
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Re: '65 Kick Down Cable or Rod?
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2010, 08:54:43 PM »
Skyway,
I have my May 66 200CI kickdown cable laying on the table here. I have no idea the difference between 65 & 66. Do you want me to post a picture of the set up? Length of cable is 12 1/8"
Dave
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Re: '65 Kick Down Cable or Rod?
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2010, 09:30:43 PM »
Dave-  That would be awesome.  That is the total length of my cable from the end of the threaded adjuster to the end of the bracket on the other end.  The repo's that I have seen are all in the
10 1/2" range. 
Gary
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Re: '65 Kick Down Cable or Rod?
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2010, 09:56:20 PM »
Here's what I have on my 66.
Dave



65 Coupe Dearborn Scheduled Build July 9,1965 289/C4
66 Sprint Conv. Dearborn Scheduled Build May 13, 1966 200/C4

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Re: '65 Kick Down Cable or Rod?
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2010, 10:09:46 PM »
Well that certainly looks familiar.  Same as a '65.  Imagine that! 8)  Thanks
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Re: '65 Kick Down Cable or Rod?
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2010, 10:29:06 PM »
Gary,
Here's my kick down lever re-plated. I'm sending my cable and cable parts out for plating this week. If you have your originals you should just have then refinished. I just have to figure out what the original finish is that I need on the cable. silver, gold, phosphate?
Dave

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65 Coupe Dearborn Scheduled Build July 9,1965 289/C4
66 Sprint Conv. Dearborn Scheduled Build May 13, 1966 200/C4

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Re: '65 Kick Down Cable or Rod?
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2010, 11:11:45 PM »
Unfortunately, my cable is in two pieces.  Maybe I can figure a way to replace the cable and retain the two original ends.
Gary Schweitzer
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