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Offline eventhorizon66

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Re: 700R4 to 4 or 5 Speed Swap...TV Cable Bugs
« Reply #30 on: June 24, 2009, 02:12:41 PM »
Any auto parts store.  I would get an OEM replacement cable.  You'll have to measure yours first, then you might do a little online research to find a shorter replacement.  For example, when I do a search on rockauto.com, I get a different length TV cable for the 305 (47.5") and 350 (44"), and I can't imagine why they would be different.  The one I'm using, a Pioneer CA-1970, is 43.75".  I got it at AutoZone for $18.  Be sure to get new seal too.
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Re: 700R4 to 4 or 5 Speed Swap...TV Cable Bugs
« Reply #31 on: June 24, 2009, 02:56:58 PM »
Even, The total length maybe different, but the amount from where the jacket clips the the back bracket to where the carb end would be if both were pulled tight should be the same (amount of travel/bare cable). I have questioned this before...a carb equipped small block engine (all were Q-jet's) to the trans. hole (all in the same place) should really be the same no matter what vehicle it's in, but I have also seen different part numbers. Go Figure, Lorne

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Re: 700R4 to 4 or 5 Speed Swap...TV Cable Bugs
« Reply #32 on: June 24, 2009, 03:29:09 PM »
what looks to me to be good info can be found here:
http://purplesagetradingpost.com/sumner/techinfo/700R4p1.html
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Re: 700R4 to 4 or 5 Speed Swap...TV Cable Bugs
« Reply #33 on: June 24, 2009, 06:52:27 PM »
what looks to me to be good info can be found here:
http://purplesagetradingpost.com/sumner/techinfo/700R4p1.html

Thanks I found that today too.  At least I'm not the only one who can't seem to solve the puzzle.

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Re: 700R4 to 4 or 5 Speed Swap...TV Cable Bugs
« Reply #34 on: June 24, 2009, 07:00:19 PM »
Any auto parts store.  I would get an OEM replacement cable.  You'll have to measure yours first, then you might do a little online research to find a shorter replacement.  For example, when I do a search on rockauto.com, I get a different length TV cable for the 305 (47.5") and 350 (44"), and I can't imagine why they would be different.  The one I'm using, a Pioneer CA-1970, is 43.75".  I got it at AutoZone for $18.  Be sure to get new seal too.

I'm going to try the CA-1970.  It's worth a shot for the money...stay tuned.  Thanks.

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Re: 700R4 to 4 or 5 Speed Swap...TV Cable Bugs
« Reply #35 on: June 30, 2009, 05:56:07 PM »
So I got the new cable and it was better but not great.  I gave in and took it down to the local tranny shop and boy am I happy with the results!  It shifts great and they also changed the speedo gear to reflect my gear change.  $100 bucks well worth spent!  Sometimes you have to swallow the pride...and save the tranny at the same time.

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Re: 700R4 to 4 or 5 Speed Swap...TV Cable Bugs
« Reply #36 on: June 30, 2009, 07:37:59 PM »
great to hear, money well spent
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Re: 700R4 to 4 or 5 Speed Swap...TV Cable Bugs
« Reply #37 on: June 30, 2009, 07:44:12 PM »
So I got the new cable and it was better but not great.  I gave in and took it down to the local tranny shop and boy am I happy with the results!  It shifts great and they also changed the speedo gear to reflect my gear change.  $100 bucks well worth spent!  Sometimes you have to swallow the pride...and save the tranny at the same time.

Do you happen to know what exactly they did for $100?
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Re: 700R4 to 4 or 5 Speed Swap...TV Cable Bugs
« Reply #38 on: June 30, 2009, 07:45:41 PM »
So I got the new cable and it was better but not great.  I gave in and took it down to the local tranny shop and boy am I happy with the results!  It shifts great and they also changed the speedo gear to reflect my gear change.  $100 bucks well worth spent!  Sometimes you have to swallow the pride...and save the tranny at the same time.

Do you happen to know what exactly they did for $100?

Changed the speedo gear and adjusted TV cable, probably and half hours worth of work.  Not much.  But worth it.