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67 GT350 Choke Cable to Firewall Clip
« on: January 10, 2022, 10:30:50 PM »
Im on the hunt for the hold down clip that secures the choke cable tooth firewall on a 67 GT350
NPD has two versions, which one of these would be the one to use and which fastener screw?
Thanks

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Re: 67 GT350 Choke Cable to Firewall Clip
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2022, 10:52:49 AM »
Im on the hunt for the hold down clip that secures the choke cable tooth firewall on a 67 GT350
NPD has two versions, which one of these would be the one to use and which fastener screw?
Thanks

When I bought my GT-350, #2339, in 1987, it had the clip with rubber coating and a hex head screw attaching it to the firewall.  However, I was told some years ago no clip was used to secure the cable at the firewall. 
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Re: 67 GT350 Choke Cable to Firewall Clip
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2022, 09:54:11 PM »
Ok, well I have a hole in the firewall where there was a sheet metal style screw, but thatís it.
Did you leave the J Clip in place or remove it?

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Re: 67 GT350 Choke Cable to Firewall Clip
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2022, 12:05:42 AM »
Ok, well I have a hole in the firewall where there was a sheet metal style screw, but thatís it.
Did you leave the J Clip in place or remove it?

I left the J clip in place.  It serves a useful function.   
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Re: 67 GT350 Choke Cable to Firewall Clip
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2022, 10:24:24 AM »
Would anyone be willing to share a photo showing how the choke knob is positioned inside the car and how the cable comes out of the firewall and is routed to the carburetor?  I will be adding a manual choke carburetor to my 1968 Mustang GT this spring and would welcome tips for ensuring a smooth operating manual choke. Thanks so much in advance. 

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Re: 67 GT350 Choke Cable to Firewall Clip
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2022, 11:17:27 AM »
Would anyone be willing to share a photo showing how the choke knob is positioned inside the car and how the cable comes out of the firewall and is routed to the carburetor?  I will be adding a manual choke carburetor to my 1968 Mustang GT this spring and would welcome tips for ensuring a smooth operating manual choke. Thanks so much in advance. 

Here are some pictures of my choke setup.  This is how everything was in 1987, when I purchased the car after sitting for 9 years. Others may have a different routing.  Hope this helps.

Sorry, I do not have a picture of the choke knob, but is on the far left by the kick panel.
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Re: 67 GT350 Choke Cable to Firewall Clip
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2022, 11:22:11 AM »
Would anyone be willing to share a photo showing how the choke knob is positioned inside the car and how the cable comes out of the firewall and is routed to the carburetor?  I will be adding a manual choke carburetor to my 1968 Mustang GT this spring and would welcome tips for ensuring a smooth operating manual choke. Thanks so much in advance. 

Here are some pictures of my choke setup.  This is how everything was in 1987, when I purchased the car after sitting for 9 years. Others may have a different routing.  Hope this helps.

Sorry, I do not have a picture of the choke knob, but is on the far left by the kick panel.

Yes great, thank you very much!  Huge help. Much appreciated!

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Re: 67 GT350 Choke Cable to Firewall Clip
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2022, 11:28:59 AM »
Your engine appears to be a 4 speed and because of the attention to assemblyine detail on the engine I thought I would mention that the dashpot was only typically added to automatic cars that came equipped with Holley's.
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Re: 67 GT350 Choke Cable to Firewall Clip
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2022, 01:52:25 PM »
Your engine appears to be a 4 speed and because of the attention to assemblyine detail on the engine I thought I would mention that the dashpot was only typically added to automatic cars that came equipped with Holley's.

My car is an automatic.
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Re: 67 GT350 Choke Cable to Firewall Clip
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2022, 07:24:10 PM »
  My 67 GT 350 #0036 has the upper clip shown in the photo.  No coating on it. Hex bolt

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Re: 67 GT350 Choke Cable to Firewall Clip
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2022, 10:41:32 PM »
the car I had was missing the choke cable "clip" but the hole was in the firewall I added the top one in the photo.

Here are some choke cable pull-knobs on '67's (not sure if '68's are the same)

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Re: 67 GT350 Choke Cable to Firewall Clip
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2022, 10:56:16 PM »
On this topic - the very early GT350 cars had the choke cable AND the amp gauge wires AND the oil pressure line ALL jammed through the "Ford" choke hole in the firewall!

Yes, so thankfully someone figured although it can be done not such a good idea so, about mid -Dec Shelby workers were adding an additional hole to route the amp gauge wires AND the oil pressure line through.  (Relevant to the original poster.)

Here are some images of the two versions.  First image is a double-digit car, the second and third images are the same car during restoration and is a low 1xx number car - both cars completed at Shelby before the end of December '66.  The forth image a later car note the added hole was not always added in the same place - worker prerogative?

On the GT500's this additional hole was not needed since they had electric bi-metallic "automatic" choke an the Ford Choke hole was "open".
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Re: 67 GT350 Choke Cable to Firewall Clip
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2022, 03:05:29 AM »
Here are some choke cable pull-knobs on '67's (not sure if '68's are the same)

Can't think of an application for a passenger car with a manual choke in 68
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Re: 67 GT350 Choke Cable to Firewall Clip
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2022, 10:21:20 AM »
On the GT500's this additional hole was not needed since they had electric choke an the Ford Choke hole was "open".

Don't think the G.T.500s used an electric choke, just a standard automatic one.
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Re: 67 GT350 Choke Cable to Firewall Clip
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2022, 11:07:02 AM »
On the GT500's this additional hole was not needed since they had electric choke an the Ford Choke hole was "open".

Don't think the G.T.500s used an electric choke, just a standard automatic one.

Roy, good point - poor/wrong use of word on my part, I'll adjust ;-)
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