Mustang Cable Clutch Kits fit 64-1/2 to 68 Mustangs and other Fords using similar clutch pedal. This kit will allow you to modify your clutch pedal to a later model type quadrant setup for use in installation of a cable operated clutch, especially useful when installing a late model T-5 or Tremec manual transmission. Will NOT fit 69-70 Mustang due to cowl floor differences.
THE QUADRANT PULL RADIUS IS 2-3/4" All cable clutch products now include this new design quadrant that facilitates easier installation of cable
Zip tie holds cable end while cable is being installed to the bellhouseing lever arm. Cable tension holds cable in place once installed.
THE CABLE STOP / FIREWALL BRACE
BOLTS TO FIREWALL / COWL FLANGE WITH TWO 5/16" FENDER BOLTS
72" OVERALL LENGTH STAINLESS STEEL BRAIDED WIRE WITH 3" THREADS AT BOTTOM & 60" HOUSING
Even with power brake booster, this setup maintains more than ONE INCH clearance between dual piston master cylinder and shock tower!
The cable comes through the firewall through a 1/2" hole just under the cowl floor.
Cable is the same dimension/design as the Ford Racing factory type cable (with the rubber grommet removed) mounted
in a bracket that bolts to the flange where the cowl and firewall are welded together.
Cable travels down to the bellhousing right behind the shock tower.
Typical routing is from firewall, cable goes past master cylinder, then forward around the oil filter, then along the oil pan rail back to the bellhousing.
Cable was IMPROVED starting in 2011. Now LONGER for improved routing to avoid headers and less pedal effort!!
Although this kit fits the T-5 and Tremec factory cable type bellhousing, SOME HEADERS MAY INTERFERE WITH THE CABLE AT THE BELLHOUSING / CABLE AREA.Tri-Y headers are especially problematic, but can be modified by relocating one of the tubes.
When using a 351W, the Heddman long tube headers fit like they were made specifically for this application, and their shorty headers fit great, too. Stock manifolds present no problems.
These coated high performance headers pictured at the right were built in conjunction with our Mustang Cable Clutch Kits. They are available from FORD POWERTRAIN APPLICATIONS.
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MustangSteve's 65-68 Mustang CABLE CLUTCH CONVERSION
Mustang Cable Clutch Kits
Fits 64-1/2 to 68 Mustangs (and other Fords using similar clutch pedal)
Will NOT fit 69-70 Mustang due to cowl floor differences.
This kit will allow you to modify your clutch pedal to a later model type quadrant setup for use in installation of a cable operated clutch,
especially useful when installing a late model T-5 or Tremec manual transmision
Unlike any other aftermarket mustang cable clutch kits, this conversion is fully welded quadrant kit offers several advantages:
Welded construction will never come loose from constant use.
No underdesigned clevis or other small parts to wear out or break (cable attachment points) Click pic for lg view of the "other guy's" cable clutch setup after ONE YEAR of normal use.....
Pulls the cable with a constant radius, unlike the single lever type - keeps cable pulling straight from cable housing.
Transfers forces to the cable directly in line with the clutch pedal - no twisting motion to bend the arm.
A whole lot cheaper to install - the do-it-yourselfer can build it for the price of a quadrant plus the cost of a new cable.
Fits with the MustangSteve POWER BRAKE BOOSTER conversion (visit the Power Brake Conversion page)
FIts with MustangSteve BALL BEARING CLUTCH PEDAL SHAFT Conversion (visit the Ball Bearing Clutch Pedal page)
Virtually eliminates clutch chatter caused by loose clutch actuation linkage.
YES, it takes a bit more effort to install this conversion, but you already know that the easiest stuff is seldom the best.
This setup requires you to remove the clutch pedal and pedal support for installation of the quadrant.
You need to take the pedal out to replace bushings and get rid of those big springs anyway when converting to cable operation.
You will be rewarded by years of trouble free service and simple cable replacement access should you ever need to replace the cable.
The MustangSteve CABLE CLUTCH CONVERSION will make your car feel like a modern car with a smoothly operating
NOTE: Later model 10" or 10-1/2" diaphragm type clutch is required.
FORD RACING King Cobra works great.
(10-1/2" clutch requires late model bolt pattern on flywheel.)
Using this kit with a Toploader or T10 Transmission:
The quadrant kit is designed to be used with a T-5 or Tremec conversion and a cable clutch. If you want to use the cable clutch
with an original Mustang standard transmission, you will have to do a little fabrication.
In order to make the cable clutch work with the original type bellhousing, you must install a cable type release arm and a new
pivot bolt (fulcrum) in the bellhousing. You will need a Mr. Gasket replacement fulcrum bolt and a Ford release arm from a 87-93
5.0 Mustang originally equipped with a T5. You will need to have an aluminum plate welded into the bellhousing and then thread a
1/2" hole in the plate for the new fulcrum bolt. You will also need to fabricate a cable housing stop to go outside the bellhousing.
For more info on how to convert a scattershield or bellhousing from old style linkage to CABLE CLUTCH, see instructions below.
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