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Why I like driving my Mustang everyday..
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So when it breaks, I can usually fix it with common hand tools, lol! Cruising around earlier when the throttle cable snapped. A new cable at that. So after a few minutes of thought, I removed the cable completely, then found some wire and tied it to the linkage of the carburetor. Then ran it through the firewall and attached it to the pedal. 10 minutes later I was on my way. Now I'm wondering if I should go back with a stock cable or maybe go the Lokar route? Any suggestions?
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thunderguns71;213985 Wrote:So when it breaks, I can usually fix it with common hand tools, lol! Cruising around earlier when the throttle cable snapped. A new cable at that. So after a few minutes of thought, I removed the cable completely, then found some wire and tied it to the linkage of the carburetor. Then ran it through the firewall and attached it to the pedal. 10 minutes later I was on my way. Now I'm wondering if I should go back with a stock cable or maybe go the Lokar route? Any suggestions?

I used the Lokar throttle and downshift cables and it gives a nice clean look. Was really easy to install and no issues so far.

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Great temporary solution!

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#4
I like the looks on peoples faces when they see a piece of muscle history rumbling towards them!!

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thunderguns71;213985 Wrote:So when it breaks, I can usually fix it with common hand tools, lol! Cruising around earlier when the throttle cable snapped. A new cable at that. So after a few minutes of thought, I removed the cable completely, then found some wire and tied it to the linkage of the carburetor. Then ran it through the firewall and attached it to the pedal. 10 minutes later I was on my way. Now I'm wondering if I should go back with a stock cable or maybe go the Lokar route? Any suggestions?

I used to keep a spare Ford throttle cable in the trunk in the 80s when the pressed on loop would come off the cable. (Along with the proper tools)

I could change out the cable and be on my way in just a couple of minutes.
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Butch65;213994 Wrote:I like the looks on peoples faces when they see a piece of muscle history rumbling towards them!!

Big Grin yeah me too. My favorite is when they drive off the road staring. But in contrast I've pulled up beside what seems like hundreds of newer Mustangs and they look STRAIGHT ahead as if this cool azz 40 year old beginning history of his POS didnt exist. Keep in mind you can hear my car idle from 5 houses away...so I KNOW they know its there. Big Grin


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I usually carry all sorts of tools on long trips, like my 3 hour trip to Ashville last week or going to the beach, but this was just a cruise to the next town over about 10 miles away. I actually broke down right past a gas station and couldn't back up because the roadway was so busy and it was at night so luckily the Highway Patrol pulled in behind me to keep traffic off of me since it was so much traffic. I popped the hood and turned the idle up a good ways then hopped back in and drove to the next station at about 20mph while they followed me so I wouldn't get hit. Glad it's a 5 speed and hey it beats walking lol!
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Me too I love the looks I get almost every time I take her out for a spin even if it's just to put some fresh fuel in her tank somebody will almost always say something or just stare. I love the looks on younger generation.

Going fast is fun but life is short so slow down and enjoy the ride Big Grin Frank
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I always get thumbs up or a complement when I take mine out for a ride. I've had people come up to me and ask if they can take pictures of it. Young kids are always asking "what is that?" Pretty cool. Seems like most people that have a Mustang, no matter what year, are waving at me. I have had more complements on this car than any other that I have owned. I wish could drive it everyday! This is my 1st Mustang & I love it! Smile

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(02-18-2015, 10:16 AM)jpaz Wrote: I always get thumbs up or a complement when I take mine out.

Yeah, me too. And they usually also like the car. Big Grin

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