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69 GTO RAM AIR INSTALL CABLE PROBLEMS

 
ROWSLEY ROWSLEY
Guru | Posts: 982 | Joined: 07/11
Posted: 07/25/11
09:05 AM

HOW DO I KEEP THE CABLE HOUSING FROM MOVING AT UNION ON HOOD PAN? CABLES ARE TOO SMALL FOR THE BRACKET THAT BOLT ON THE PAN. MISMATCH PARTS?  IT IS A OLD KIT FROM YEARONE 7 YEARS AGO.  
76 455/4spd TRANS AM
69 GRAND PRIX 455/5SPD

big-g-67gto big-g-67gto
Guru | Posts: 905 | Joined: 07/10
Posted: 07/25/11
02:46 PM

sounds like you need to shim the cable with something, small piece of vacuum line, or wrap the cable with electric tape......so the bracket or clamp will hold it....

Grin  
I got that Tin Indian GRIN!!

gtojack1366 gtojack1366
Guru | Posts: 1225 | Joined: 11/09
Posted: 07/25/11
04:28 PM

Do you have the black sleeve cable ? For years that was the only cable you could get it was for the  70 cars now they sell the plane steel cable that the 69 should have .I had the same problem with mine and had to clamp it on the steel ring on the end of the cable .I'm going to change mine over to the plane steel cables . I think they made the bracket to big for the cable ! I still have the original steel cable but it's 42 years old and doesn't look that good but still works !  Grin  

idrivejunk idrivejunk
Addict | Posts: 5000 | Joined: 12/09
Posted: 07/25/11
05:53 PM

If its a metal bracket, you could always weld a washer to it then grind and shape it to fit. I have no idea what it looks like, but a little fabrication skill goes a long way.  
idrivejunk

ROWSLEY ROWSLEY
Guru | Posts: 982 | Joined: 07/11
Posted: 07/26/11
07:13 AM

GOT IT FIXED. THANKS FOR THE INFO. I TALKED TO A GUY IN CANADA THAT RESTORES 69 GTO'S. THE PLATE WAS THE WRONG SIZE FOR THE CABLES.  PUT IT IN VISE TO HOLD ENDS IN PLACE AND CLOSED LOOP WITH VISEGRIPS. ALSO HAD TO AJUST FLAPER ASSEMBLY. IT WAS TOO TIGHT. ADDED SMALL SPRING TO THE SPLICE BLOCK TO HELP PULL FLAPS SHUT. WORKS GOOD NOW.  
76 455/4spd TRANS AM
69 GRAND PRIX 455/5SPD