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I reciently purchased a 66 mustang with a 289 and a carter carb. The carb had the choke wired open. The engine is very hard to start unless i manualy close the choke. I want to reinstall the manual choke cable, but a past owner has cut the cable near the knob under the steering column. I cannot find where the cable is supposed to pass thru the firewall. Any help on the proper location of the pass thru would be great.
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Hello Bryan. Welcome to AFM.

Unless you had a K-code, HiPo engine there was no choke cable since they all had automatic chokes. If you want a manual choke, check out the HiPo parts suppliers.
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I reciently purchased a 66 mustang with a 289 and a carter carb. The carb had the choke wired open. The engine is very hard to start unless i manualy close the choke. I want to reinstall the manual choke cable, but a past owner has cut the cable near the knob under the steering column. I cannot find where the cable is supposed to pass thru the firewall. Any help on the proper location of the pass thru would be great.
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Hi,
I'm running a manual choke to my Weber's and did so, when running a 600 Eddy. If the previous owner had a manual choke installed, ideally, it would have exited about 1" below the right (pass. side) export brace's 2nd bolt hole. So, counting from the driver's side, it would exit, approx. 1" below the the 3rd bolt, on the firewall. This places the cable, just about perfectly in-line withe the manual choke lever on the carb.
As was mentioned, check any of the major mustang supply houses for the choke cable assembly.
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Strangely, my 1964 1/2 170 ci. has a manual choke. The cable comes through the firewall a couple inches below the frame brace on the drivers side. The choke on this car is on the rear side of the carb. Good luck!
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you said the PO cut the cable at the knob? are you getting another cable? if not, I would not waste my time trying to rig the cut cable back in place. The aftermarket universal stuff comes with brackets to adapt and secure the cable housing near the carb. if you are not picky just mount the pull adjustment knob bracket where its easy to reach either at the key area below or under the dash near the steering wheel.I had one on a 76 Ford pick up 302V8 that worked great. Good luck
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I currently have no existing holes thru the firewall in either mentioned locations. Looks like it will be getting one this weekend. Thanks
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Will you include a picture showing where the cable is mounted and where it goes thru the firewall?
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I currently have no existing holes thru the firewall in either mentioned locations. Looks like it will be getting one this weekend. Thanks
Hi,
If you re-read my post carefully, I described where the cable exits. I apologize, as I didn't mention where the pull knob was mounted. The "pull" knob is located beneath and to the right of the ignition SW about 1", or so. There may even be a factory drilled hole there for the purpose. If you want to to stay within the "era", I would purchase the Scott Drake choke cable kit, I know it works, as I've been using it for years and it's "period". Cheap "wannabes" are just that, "wannabes!
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the hole will be right at the top of the carpet to the right of the steering column. wait you have a 66? it is there at the left of the column then.
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kenash
thanks for the info, i did have a factory hole just below the ing switch to mount the bracket, drilled hole thru the firewall close to suggested area, works great, still need to clamp it at the firewall though.
Through further investigation, what i thought was a choke cable that had been cut, was actually a fresh air vent knob and cable.
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This dimple marks the location for the factory choke cable hole. The rubber grommet for the choke cable is so similar to the left-front fender apron fuel line grommet that few judges would catch it.
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