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    Need Overdrive Lockout Cable

    Does anyone have an overdrive lock out cable assembly to sell? The assembly I need goes from the instrument panel to the overdrive unit. It allows the driver to manually turn the overdrive on and off. This is for a 1953 2R5. Thanks!

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    If you aren't worried about originality, a choke cable from any auto parts store would do the trick. Can get them in most any length and cut to fit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thunderations View Post
    If you aren't worried about originality, a choke cable from any auto parts store would do the trick. Can get them in most any length and cut to fit.
    The last couple of choke cables I've purchased from flaps stores are pretty light duty, the last one is too wimpy to properly operate the choke on my truck so it may not operate in 'push' mode for the overdrive. I don't know how heavy-duty the overdrive cable needs to be as my car has been without an overdrive trans since the early 70's, but I do know the factory overdrive cable on my '54 coupe is way more robust compared to the flaps choke cables. BTW I decided the overdrive cable was too cool to remove from my car, so choke duty is now it's purpose. cheers, junior

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    Truckguy, What's the part number for your truck. Not all cables were created equal.

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    Most of the older farm equipment has heavy duty cables that can be used, if you don't care about originality.
    I know French Lake Auto Parts has several cars and pickups, and would have a cable for you, but I don't enjoy working in 0* weather for car parts.

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    I may have a cable I will check tomorrow , Ed

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    not sure , but i think i remember seeing an overdrive cable on 5 th ave. internet garage , along with other overdrive parts .

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    I have a factory underdash cable, but not the in dash one.

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    DSC07714.JPGDSC07715.JPGDSC07716.JPGI have three OD cables 62", 66" and 67"

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    If long enough a hood release cable would work in a pinch.

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    Sorry I don't have one , Ed

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    Quote Originally Posted by bison View Post
    not sure , but i think i remember seeing an overdrive cable on 5 th ave. internet garage , along with other overdrive parts .
    Yes; I believe Randy reproduces them.
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    Thank you everyone for your responses. I'll check 5th Ave Garage and then French Lake. If they don't have what I need I'll return here.

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    that 66" that Altair posted looks like it might work.

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    I have a bunch of NOS overdrive cables but they are all filed by part number
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    I needed one for my '51 Ford and found that good reproductions are available. They say "OVERDRIVE" on the handle (which is better than a choke or hood cable), and since all of these cars used B/W overdrive units, if it's long enough, it should work. If it's too long, it's easy to shorten. Check the Ford parts suppliers. They aren't expensive, either.

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    I have a lot of NOS cables for late '40s / early '50s. If you can provide the part number needed, I can check.
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