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1978 Chevy climate control cables #743448
December 03rd 2018 6:52 pm
December 03rd 2018 6:52 pm
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Portland, OR
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Do any of the resident forum wizards happen to know the part numbers for these? Mine are toast. I haven't been able to locate any usable ones at the local junkyards and may need to scour the interwebs for either OEM or a suitable aftermarket set.

Or - if anyone happens to have a set laying around, I'll buy them!

Re: 1978 Chevy climate control cables [Re: Scrojira] #743522
December 05th 2018 5:08 pm
December 05th 2018 5:08 pm
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Portland, OR
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Re: 1978 Chevy climate control cables [Re: Scrojira] #743531
December 06th 2018 3:49 am
December 06th 2018 3:49 am
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You might be able to replace them with bicycle brake cables. You can buy spools of the outer and inner cable to any length.


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Re: 1978 Chevy climate control cables [Re: Scrojira] #743547
December 06th 2018 10:51 pm
December 06th 2018 10:51 pm
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Yeah...I actually own a bike shop and thought about using brake cables & housing to rig something up that may (or may not) work, but I'd much rather just do it right.

Re: 1978 Chevy climate control cables [Re: Scrojira] #743828
December 18th 2018 12:31 pm
December 18th 2018 12:31 pm
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Portland, OR
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Hmmm...I guess nobody's ever needed to replace those cables. I guess I'll keep scouring the junkyards.

Re: 1978 Chevy climate control cables [Re: Scrojira] #743829
December 18th 2018 12:56 pm
December 18th 2018 12:56 pm
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Texas, under the A/C
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I never had to replace any cables, but I did have to replace the vacuum switch.
I know that doesn't help, but at least you know we heard you. lol


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Re: 1978 Chevy climate control cables [Re: Scrojira] #743832
December 18th 2018 1:17 pm
December 18th 2018 1:17 pm
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I see your in California, surely there is some old stuff still setting in the salvage yards. I wonder if the truck and Blazer years would fit. I had them cables on my 79 and 89 Blazers and never had a problem with them, one trick is to keep the old cables like that lubricated, so they don't freeze up.

Re: 1978 Chevy climate control cables [Re: Scrojira] #743843
December 18th 2018 9:17 pm
December 18th 2018 9:17 pm
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Portland, OR
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I've found a few sets at PYP...but they've all been seized up just as bad as mine. I'm going to try soaking mine in oil to see if I can free them up a bit but I'm not very hopeful that will do the trick.

Re: 1978 Chevy climate control cables [Re: Scrojira] #743858
December 19th 2018 3:57 am
December 19th 2018 3:57 am
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Use a funnel sealed to the end of the cable with electrical shrink tube and leave it hanging a few days full with penetrating oil.


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