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Old 11-05-2017, 08:28 PM   #1
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Vent cables and knobs

I want to keep my fresh air vents and want to get the cables and knobs and operate them from the two upper outside stock holes in the dash-the choke and throttle holes I think!

For those of you who have done this what cables did you use and where did you get them and the knobs. Are the knobs interchangeable as I would want them all to match on the dash.

Thanks in advance for any help.

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Old 11-06-2017, 01:26 PM   #2
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Re: Vent cables and knobs

the stock cables won't be long enough to reach either side but i don't see why you couldn't modify them
you'd need to start with the throttle and choke cables as the vent cables won't dash mount to well
then add the vent cables to the existing dash cables to make them longer
no way to add on to either cable or housing, you'll need to make a splice block
start the mockup by clamping the housing to a board and clamp both cables together
once you get a plan from the mockup make the final version from steel

clamp cables together with something like this from orielleys
just drill out the hole to accept both wires



clamp the housing down with something like this

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Old 11-06-2017, 05:13 PM   #3
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Re: Vent cables and knobs

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The stock cables won't be long enough to reach either side but I don't see why you couldn't modify them.
You'd need to start with the throttle and choke cables as the vent cables won't dash mount too well.
Then add the vent cables to the dash cables to make them longer.
[There is]no way to add on to either cable or housing, [so] you'll need to make a splice block.

Start the mockup by clamping the housing to a board and clamp both cables together.

Once you get a plan from the mockup make the final version from steel
Yikes, Ogre! Your post gave me a headache without any punctuation. Added some so others wonít get the same. I hope you donít mind.
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Old 11-07-2017, 12:18 AM   #4
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Re: Vent cables and knobs

I did exactly that with my truck. Replacements are long enough.
They are cut to fit.

Got them here:

https://www.classicindustries.com/pr...ts/cx1174.html
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I did exactly that with my truck. Replacements are long enough.
They are cut to fit.

Got them here:

https://www.classicindustries.com/pr...ts/cx1174.html
Roger,
Youíre saying the replacement vent door cables are long enough? Then how did you mount the knobs to the dash? Some kind of mod like Ogre proposed or was there some way you did it with the vent door cable?
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Old 11-07-2017, 12:57 AM   #6
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Re: Vent cables and knobs

Yes. They are long enough.
You take that small bracket off behind the knob. They have threads and a nut to mount them to the dash.



You can get them with black knobs or chrome ones. Here's the black:

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Old 11-07-2017, 01:20 AM   #7
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Re: Vent cables and knobs

There you go! Thats what I was looking for. Will be placing an order this week.

Thanks for all the good advice.
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oh oh the language police have found me again

i'll have to go back to the witness protection program and change my login name
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Old 11-10-2017, 09:33 PM   #9
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oh oh the language police have found me again

i'll have to go back to the witness protection program and change my login name
haha, I followed your input quite clearly, Ogre. If you change your name, will you be repainting your truck to??
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Re: Vent cables and knobs

I mounted mine as Roger55 did and had sufficient cabling to have them work from the upper location
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