So I've been fretting over shifter cables for the a568 transmission... I have a couple of shifters and a short throw stick from FWDP, but cables seem to be an issue. Perhaps some of yall have seen my posts of concerns elsewhere on the forum. Traditionally L-body folk seek the P-body cables for a 523/568 swap, however cables are difficult to procure. I've tried the used market, the parts house replacements, and NOS solutions. It seems that neon and srt4 cables are a perfect swap as well, but not even these are available new. Used srt4 cables are $300+. I expected there to bet hard-core aftermarket srt4 cables available, but nope, nothing. So it's time to make...
My plan was to have overkill push/pull cables made by a boat shop, but I was struggling to identify what I wanted to have made since I don't have a good donor to inspect. I did some looking around and found these....
EBay shifter cables for a K-swap RSX application. I figured what the hell, $80 isn't too much to sacrifice, and the pictures look exactly like what I want! Who knows how the ends will fit the trans, how the couplers will fit the mounts, no clue.
Here is what I got.
The selector can works perfectly as is at the trans side. The crossover need to have a solution created for the housing mount. The ends are a tight fit over the actuator ends. The circlip groove is slightly hidden, so I will need to sand/grind the ends to gain 1mm or so. Easy!
The shifter end:
The crossover is nearly a direct fit. The overall system seem to have the cable housing a tad long so the cable cannot operate in the rang that the trans needs. The selector is completely functional for 3-4 and 5-R as it sits. The only issue is the size of the cable end is so large that is contacts the shifter base when moved to 1-2.
The final issue is the cable length. Both of these measure 58 inches end to end. So one cable is ~6" long and the other ~12" long. I believe that I have come up with an method to deconstruct them, modify, and reassemble to meet my needs...