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Old 03-29-2007, 03:12 PM
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Default Replacement VASCAR Cable?

I found a Ford replacement for the upper VASCAR cable. It's not the typical grey color, but it is functional. The pic below shows the black replacement next to the original upper grey from my '93 FHP car. If color is super-important, I'm sure that it could be sprayed grey. The lengths and fittings between the two are identical. Once I get the part-number verified for the black one, I'll post it up for everyone (it's in the wrong box....I found 10 or so of what I think is the right one, but haven't confirmed it yet).
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Old 03-29-2007, 05:11 PM
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Very nice... Good score...

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Old 03-29-2007, 09:41 PM
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Thanks...working on finding the lower one as well. I'm only going to run VASCAR on my CSP and '85 FHP, but I think it's good to have a spare (or an alternative to the obsolete cables for those missing the cables altogether).
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i love it when these parts get found !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 03-30-2007, 09:31 AM
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Lucky thing you found them, if you know what I mean
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Great for "fuction" but not "correct" if you plan a concours restoration. Some people don't care for originality and that's fine but it's things like this that can bite you in the butt later if competing on a show level....for those that are into that sort of thing .
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Great for "fuction" but not "correct" if you plan a concours restoration. Some people don't care for originality and that's fine but it's things like this that can bite you in the butt later if competing on a show level....for those that are into that sort of thing .
We don't have a concours class (yet)....and the grey vinyl or spray dye would take care of the color issue. Otherwise, it's 100% the same as my OE cable. For people who need this section, it beats having to put a stock 1-piece cable on the car.
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Great for "fuction" but not "correct" if you plan a concours restoration. Some people don't care for originality and that's fine but it's things like this that can bite you in the butt later if competing on a show level....for those that are into that sort of thing .
but most importantly......the judges at MCA shows do not have a clue when it comes to these SSP cars and the "correct concours" equipment. Sign me up for a couple of them if you get them Mike...
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We don't have a concours class (yet)....and the grey vinyl or spray dye would take care of the color issue. Otherwise, it's 100% the same as my OE cable. For people who need this section, it beats having to put a stock 1-piece cable on the car.
I'm playing devils advocate here....

That is true but putting Kiwi shoe polish on your body wouldn't make you a black man either but you are still a human being so you might pass unnoticed in certain places.

I agree it's functional but it needs to be kept clear that it's not exactly "correct" or then you end up with people changing history and then someone on Ebay sells one as NOS and takes someone for big $$$ while another at a show claims it's original and takes an award from someone else.

Great for function but painting it still doesn't make it "correct".
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but most importantly......the judges at MCA shows do not have a clue when it comes to these SSP cars and the "correct concours" equipment. Sign me up for a couple of them if you get them Mike...
Now that is true and a problem for the hobby....at a recent show I went to I could have told them my SVO was "Stock" and nobody probably would have disputed it. But if details like this are swept under the rug then it doesn't really help the hobby when it comes to things like concours shows....which I am sure at some point in the future some people here, maybe you as well will participate in.

I am not a concours guy but I do some restorations for people like this and I see all sides.
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