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Mustang II cable clutch ?
« on: January 18, 2012, 10:44:57 AM »
Was wondering if the V8 Mustang II has a cable clutch like the Pinto.
Mine has this one & the ball on the end is small. In fact, the last owner had a goofy nut & washer on the end to keep it from pulling through the clutch fork.
Wondering if the M2 has one the same, except with a bigger ball ?
(I'll be out there today to measure it)


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Re: Mustang II cable clutch ?
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2012, 12:25:56 PM »
Ball on the end measures  0.375 in.

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Re: Mustang II cable clutch ?
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2012, 12:34:03 PM »
Mustang cable is similar but also very different. It does use a ball at the fork end but uses an eyelet at the pedal end. It also uses an adjusted tube at the firewall for adjustment in combination with the adjustment on the bell. To use it you need to modify your firewall.

I use a muntang 2 cable on my 78 4spd because the Pinto cables kept breaking. I also now have the convenience of adjusting the clutch without going under the car.
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Re: Mustang II cable clutch ?
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2012, 12:59:51 PM »
Just had a look on line & see they are not the same.
I'll have to think on this...

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Re: Mustang II cable clutch ?
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2012, 02:17:05 PM »
I've got a '74-up cable in my '72 with t-5. The ball on the lower end is bigger than the original cable.
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Re: Mustang II cable clutch ?
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2012, 05:14:35 PM »
Anyone have one out of a 74 and up that can measure the end ball for me ?

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Re: Mustang II cable clutch ?
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2012, 08:22:17 AM »
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Re: Mustang II cable clutch ?
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2012, 01:17:39 PM »
Gonna have to retract my earlier statement. Got out to the shop today, pulled a spare 74 cable out of box, measured ball on end...0.370". Hmm. Dug a 72 cable out, measured ball at 0.370". Now trying to remember why I swapped the cable. Would have sworn I did it to run a mustang 4 speed with my first 2.3 swap. Guess its time to start the memory excersises! JT
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Re: Mustang II cable clutch ?
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2012, 08:53:21 PM »
Thanks for looking anyway !
If you find out one has a bigger end, shoot me a PM & let me know which one ! Thanks again !