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Anybody have Converse Ford clutch cable info?

Does anyone out there have the Converse Engrg clutch cable info? I have automatic instructions, will gladly share, but I'd like to see how Converse worked out Ford manual trans. clutch cable operation. I know there was quite a bit of dis-satisfaction with their solution, but maybe there is something I can use.
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Anybody have Converse Ford clutch cable info?

Wondering if the DVD of Converse installation I have covers this - I’ll check
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Anybody have Converse Ford clutch cable info?

I bought an unused, abandoned Converse kit from a guy in Chicago for an automatic 240 many years ago. Came with a bunch of other literature including directions for a 700 series swap and a fair amount of fuel injection/wiring info. Nothing in there for manual trans, though, except for a shopping list.
I haven't found a donor Mustang or Explorer/Mountaineer= either total junk, a million miles or way too $$$$$. Doing suspension and body in meantime as finances permit. each piece gets stripped, blasted, painted or powder coated as I go along. I'm retired and raising grandkids, so money for toys, (my toys, at least!), is tight





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Anybody have Converse Ford clutch cable info?

Confirmed -- as we knew it would -- the auto video version is the one we have. If I can help with more detail or pictures let me know. Pretty sure mine uses the stock Volvo clutch cable with the "ball" (cable stop) attached so that the length works with the Ford/LS clutch arm.





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Anybody have Converse Ford clutch cable info?

Yeah, I can confirm - in the Converse conversion, the cable is completely stock.
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Anybody have Converse Ford clutch cable info?

Thx Greg! It looked stock to me - but I wasn’t sure.
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Anybody have Converse Ford clutch cable info?

Think I've confirmed that what I have is a 262C pedal assy and cable.
Talking to my friend who was with me when I bought the parts lot, I mentioned that the parts came from a maroon color 244 sitting in a field with 4 other Volvos and a half dozen other cars. "Don't you remember?" said my friend, " The guy said they came from the black car, the one with the funny roof" A 262C. "Remember, he wanted you to buy the interior?"
This explains the odd motor mount/bracket/cradle and the "slide-in" trans mount.
Was not aware there were so many differences between 242 & 262.





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Anybody have Converse Ford clutch cable info?

Not that it really matters, but I thought that 260 models came with hydraulic clutch. I know some LHD 200 series had hydro clutches, and if it wasn't the 260s, then I have no idea which ones did.

But if you have a pedal that works with the cable, it doesn't really matter where it came from.
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Anybody have Converse Ford clutch cable info?

My thinking was; Lots of talk here about failing clutch cables, what to do when I need to replace this oddball one?
BUT.... In trying to identify the pedal assy and cable, I've found some listings with photos for this cable with the "T" end. It appears that this cable, (and by inference, this pedal that is made for it), comes from a 1982, '83 and '84 240 DIESEL. So, replacements are available.
As for breakage at the "T" end, (reported in posts here), I'm going to attempt to make a nylon "sleeve" to fit over the "T" which will allow it to rotate a bit while in use. Posts here have said even with a good greasing, they still fail. maybe allowing for rotation will remedy this and maybe make operation a bit smoother.
If it doesn't work out, I'll swap in the pedal with the clevis for the cable. Posts report problems with this style too. Not enough clearance in the clevis to allow for full rotation causing the clevis to stress its' attachment to the inner cable and breaking. Maybe a longer clevis? I restore antique motorcycles, LOTS of playing with cables/ends. Lighter duty, but basics the same.





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Anybody have Converse Ford clutch cable info?

The Converse/Ford clutch cable arrangement has been in mine for 22 years -- working flawlessly first with a 5.0L Ford for 19 years, and the last 2 with an LS3. The clutch pedal/linkage end is completely stock as near as I can tell. On the other end, the Volvo plastic adjuster is present and there is a simple metal "ball" on the end of the cable. Works just fine with the Ford clutch arms. I used a stock fox body arm on the Ford motor; switched over to the slightly longer SN95 Stang arm when I moved to LS power as 1) the LS bell is larger diameter and this moves the cable attachment point out to a better alignment with the hole in the bell for the Volvo adjuster; and 2) the longer arm gives more leverage resulting in reasonable pedal pressure dealing with the bigger/stouter pressure plate assembly.





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