97 Guests, 2 Users
joebob, Seq23

Author Topic: Heater control cables  (Read 2002 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline fozzy

  • Pinto Member
  • **
  • Posts: 59
  • FeedBack: +1/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • mechanic

  • Total Badges: 6
    Badges: (View All)
    Topic Starter Fifth year Anniversary Poll Voter Apple User Mobile User Windows User
Heater control cables
« on: January 14, 2015, 02:56:12 PM »
Does anyone know where to find heater control cables for a '71? The plastic ends of mine are both broken.

I wonder if choke cables could be made to work?

Thank you :-)
Fozzy

Offline waldo786

  • Pinto Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 236
  • FeedBack: +0/-0
  • Gender: Male

  • Total Badges: 5
    Badges: (View All)
    Tenth year Anniversary Topic Starter Poll Voter Windows User Fifth year Anniversary
Re: Heater control cables
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2015, 08:08:30 PM »
Maybe Classic Auto Air or Vintage Air?

Offline Scott Hamilton

  • FordPinto.com Founder
  • Administrator
  • Pinto Sr. Master
  • ******
  • Posts: 2966
  • FeedBack: +131/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • Serving the Pinto Community since 1999...
    • FordPinto.com

  • Total Badges: 13
    Badges: (View All)
    Webmaster Topic Starter Signature Poll Voter PCCA Meet- 2007 Tennessee Apple User Mobile User Linux User Windows User 1000 Posts Tenth year Anniversary Fifth year Anniversary Photographer
Re: Heater control cables
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2016, 11:57:01 AM »
Yellow 72, Runabout, 2000cc, 4Spd
Green 72, Runabout, 2000cc, 4Spd

Offline Reeves1

  • Pinto Master
  • *****
  • Posts: 1932
  • FeedBack: +104/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • BAWS302

  • Total Badges: 5
    Badges: (View All)
    Topic Starter Signature Fifth year Anniversary Windows User 1000 Posts
Re: Heater control cables
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2016, 12:55:37 PM »
Plastic ends ?
The outside ?

Offline Scott Hamilton

  • FordPinto.com Founder
  • Administrator
  • Pinto Sr. Master
  • ******
  • Posts: 2966
  • FeedBack: +131/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • Serving the Pinto Community since 1999...
    • FordPinto.com

  • Total Badges: 13
    Badges: (View All)
    Webmaster Topic Starter Signature Poll Voter PCCA Meet- 2007 Tennessee Apple User Mobile User Linux User Windows User 1000 Posts Tenth year Anniversary Fifth year Anniversary Photographer
Re: Heater control cables
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2016, 03:38:37 PM »
Yep... plastic ends and the outside in not coated all the way, you are right.

I measured the pinto cables. Length, (72 w/heater only) and they are 16.5" from end of plastic caps to end and 2" travel with the other 21" with the same 2" travel. I ordered the 18" and the 24" (closest they had listed) with their clamps and retainers. Looks like this 'may' work using 2 of the clamps facing each other duplicating the 'dual' molded end... we'll see...


This may or may not be a good solution.. I'm going to try... :)

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
Yellow 72, Runabout, 2000cc, 4Spd
Green 72, Runabout, 2000cc, 4Spd

Offline robertwwithee

  • Pinto Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 228
  • FeedBack: +4/-0
  • Another Pinto Driver

  • Total Badges: 2
    Badges: (View All)
    Mobile User Topic Starter
Re: Heater control cables
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2016, 05:57:33 PM »
Fozzy, I remade mine with choke cables and welded a tab up to mount onto the dash control.  It works better than oem in my opinion. 

Sent from my SPH-L720T using Tapatalk


Offline Scott Hamilton

  • FordPinto.com Founder
  • Administrator
  • Pinto Sr. Master
  • ******
  • Posts: 2966
  • FeedBack: +131/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • Serving the Pinto Community since 1999...
    • FordPinto.com

  • Total Badges: 13
    Badges: (View All)
    Webmaster Topic Starter Signature Poll Voter PCCA Meet- 2007 Tennessee Apple User Mobile User Linux User Windows User 1000 Posts Tenth year Anniversary Fifth year Anniversary Photographer
Re: Heater control cables
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2016, 12:32:07 PM »
We'll... the cables came in and they look great. Had to drill one hole in the dash control frame to install the keepers so they would align... now to put the into the car.  Whee... First image was 'Before'






Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
Yellow 72, Runabout, 2000cc, 4Spd
Green 72, Runabout, 2000cc, 4Spd

Offline Reeves1

  • Pinto Master
  • *****
  • Posts: 1932
  • FeedBack: +104/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • BAWS302

  • Total Badges: 5
    Badges: (View All)
    Topic Starter Signature Fifth year Anniversary Windows User 1000 Posts
Re: Heater control cables
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2016, 02:11:08 PM »
Good to see you posting Scott !  ;D

Still have that new windshield cowl ? Someplace a guy was asking on here for one.
No idea why, as they are galvanized & shouldn't rust. Much.
Had some (light) on mine where it welds to the box though.

Offline Scott Hamilton

  • FordPinto.com Founder
  • Administrator
  • Pinto Sr. Master
  • ******
  • Posts: 2966
  • FeedBack: +131/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • Serving the Pinto Community since 1999...
    • FordPinto.com

  • Total Badges: 13
    Badges: (View All)
    Webmaster Topic Starter Signature Poll Voter PCCA Meet- 2007 Tennessee Apple User Mobile User Linux User Windows User 1000 Posts Tenth year Anniversary Fifth year Anniversary Photographer
Heater control cables
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2016, 12:53:10 PM »
Hey Man!  Yup... still have it ...  my 72 looked like it was heavily rusted when I got her 15 years ago, she spent 2 years at the body shop- full to metal restore/ repaint... bought it thinking we would need to replace it but the shop, after inspection, said it was repairable and I ended up not needing it...

The cables installed great and I'm now driving her and everything works great and much easier. I used the stock keepers and screws on the mount points on the heater box with full motion. Been driving her solid with no issues. Last month I changed the thermostat from the 160 I had in to the stock 192 where I noticed (because my cables were broken) my feet were always very hot from the heater. Thought about installing a 4 way manual water bypass from a Ford Aerostar but because I was putting in electronic gages, replacing the mechanical, I opted to go ahead and try and fix the cables.

I'm happy...

 :)



Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
Yellow 72, Runabout, 2000cc, 4Spd
Green 72, Runabout, 2000cc, 4Spd