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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

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

Non-adjustable 65-66 Mustang Version (Cable is still adjustable, just not at the firewall)
Adjustable 65-66 Mustang Version
Adjustable 67-68 Mustang Version has additional brace that bolts to existing bolt on firewall.

THE CABLE

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.

Email Stan at http://www.fordpowertrain.com/FPAindex/FPA%20index1.htm

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
clutch.

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.

Check out our FYI FORD FORUM if you have questions!

Scattershield Installation With Cable Clutch Conversion (For 289, 302 and 351W Engines)

This page describes the conversion of a steel scattershield from original type linkage to cable clutch

The scattershield, originally designed for a toploader 4-speed, was first modified with an adapter plate for the installation of a 5-speed T-5 transmission.

Another view showing the scattershield and it's block plate, flywheel, and clutch bolted to the rear of a 289 block.

First real modification was to install the ball stud inside on the passenger side of the bellhousing. The new fork for the cable clutch pivots from the stud as it is pulled forward by the cable.  Alignment was straightforward. Just assemble the scattershield onto the transmission, without the engine, and install the throwout bearing onto the clutch release fork. The ballstud is screwed into a 1/2" nut and is clipped to the retainer spring on the release arm.  Once everything is aligned (the  transmission aligns the throwout bearing) weld the 1/2" nut to the scattershield. This is where the trial and error begins...

You must install the clutch, scattershield and transmission onto the block to determine the correct height for the ballstud.  It should be adjusted so that there is a small amount of clearance between the throwout bearing and the pressure plate when the release arm is at it's rearmost travel.  This took three times, removing the scattershield each time, to get it right.

This view shows the new 87-93 Mustang clutch release fork mocked up on the new ballstud positioned inside the scattershield.

This shows that the larger size of the scattershield makes for a tight fit.  The release arm is actually about 1/2" too short to be able to install the adjustable cable.

Another view showing the initial mock-up

This view shows the throwout bearing in position during the initial mock-up

It was decided that the release arm's geometry would be better in relation to the cable if it was extended about 1/2".This is the front side of the release arm AFTER it was extended.  The metal is too hard for a hacksaw, so a cutoff wheel was used.  Bracing was added to the rear of the arm to bridge the resulting 1/2" gap.  The angle of the outer end was pushed slightly rearward to allow maximum travel of the arm as the cable actuates it

Additional bracing was added to the back side of the release arm.  The arm sees a lot of stress when actuating the clutch, so it needs to be very strong.1/4" thick steel overlapped eachend of the sectioned area of the arm and was welded securely in place.  Check for clearance between the extended arm and any possible obstructions inside the scattershield.   Maximum rearward travel of the arm is a necessity.

Here is the final installation.  A 5/8" hole was drilled in the scattershield's flange to provide a stop for the clutch cable housing. That position, with the extended release arm, provided perfect alignment for the cable to actuate  the release arm.

Shows the 87-93 Mustang adjustable cable installed.All that remains is to build a custom cover for the cable and clutch release arm to keep dirt out.

The finished product, ready for installation into the car!