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    Default Searching for a shift cable

    Shift cable broke on my 88 Cougar XR-7 back in June. Apparently no one makes an OE part anymore and I've had zero luck locating any replacements or even a company that can make one.

    Please advise if you know where to go to get new shift cables. (3 months later and I still can't believe this part is so hard to source.)

    Also looking for opinions as to the best shift kit to install. I've come across a few different ones for sale. Car is currently has the bone stock original AOD tranny.

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    Keep you eye out for a parts car.

    May you have to buy a whole car just for a cable ?

    Answer, Yes

    Cool cats had a discussion on the mustang cable but I couldn't find the link.

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    They make new shift cables for same vintage mustang's, but don't think it interchanges with the Cougar...although seems like it should. I'll look for that discussion.

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    I had 2 custom ebrake cables made by https://madisonpowersystems.com/

    I thought the price was fairly reasonable, might be worth checking out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bodyman View Post
    I had 2 custom ebrake cables made by https://madisonpowersystems.com/

    I thought the price was fairly reasonable, might be worth checking out.
    That's interesting. Did you send them a good cable to use as a pattern?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bodyman View Post
    I had 2 custom ebrake cables made by https://madisonpowersystems.com/

    I thought the price was fairly reasonable, might be worth checking out.
    That's interesting. Did you send them a good cable to use as a pattern?
    No, just drawings with lengths and what type of ends. They were for hooking Crown Vic ebrakes to the tbird ebrake system.

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    I have an 87 Sport with 5.0 and AOD that I have been trying to sell for a while with not much interest. If it doesn't sell by the end of this month it will likely become a parts car and then I will have the cable for sale.

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