Mustang Transmission Kick Down Cable Kit (1966-1968) Installation Instructions

Tools Required:
  • Socket Wrench
  • 1/2 inch Socket
  • 1/2 inch Open End Wrench
  • Pliers
Install Difficulty:
  • Easy
  • Easy Project
1. The first step to installing your new Mustang Scott Drake C6OZ-7A187-KIT Transmission Kick Down Cable Kit is to raise the front of the car off the ground. Ramps or jack stands work.
2. Open your Scott Drake kit and make sure all parts are there. There should be one arm with a C-clip attached, one regular and one lock washer, one nut, one spring, one bracket, one cable and one kick down clip.
Mustang Scott Drake Transmission Kick Down Cable Kit Install Image
3. Use pliers to pull the C-clip off of the arm.
Mustang Scott Drake Transmission Kick Down Cable Kit Install Image
4. Place the Mustang kick down cable over the stud on the arm, and then put the regular washer over the cable. Then, reattach the C-clip.
Mustang Scott Drake Transmission Kick Down Cable Kit Install Image
Mustang Scott Drake Transmission Kick Down Cable Kit Install Image
5. Now move under the car and locate the stud coming out of the center of Mustang neutral safety switch. Then place the flat rectangular opening on the arm over the stud, with the arm pointing up. Place the supplied lock washer and 1/2 inch nut on the stud. Tighten with open end wrench. It does not need to be synched down, just snug.
Mustang Scott Drake Transmission Kick Down Cable Kit Install Image
Mustang Scott Drake Transmission Kick Down Cable Kit Install Image
6. Now move to the back of the Mustang transmission and locate a cover with four bolts on it. With the 1/2 inch socket, remove the bolt on the bottom right corner.
Mustang Scott Drake Transmission Kick Down Cable Kit Install Image
7. Now, bolt the bracket there, using the bolt you just removed. Make sure the bracket is facing the upper left bolt.
Mustang Scott Drake Transmission Kick Down Cable Kit Install Image
8. Your Mustang retracting spring will now attach to the bracket, then to the small hole at the back of the cable.
Mustang Scott Drake Transmission Kick Down Cable Kit Install Image
Mustang Scott Drake Transmission Kick Down Cable Kit Install Image
9. Adjust the length of the cable so that the kick down activates just before wide open throttle. Once you have it adjusted, use the kick down clip to secure the cable to the accelerator arm.
Mustang Scott Drake Transmission Kick Down Cable Kit Install Image
10. On mine, the Mustang kick down cable was too long even after shortening it all the way, so I had to tie a knot in it like this.
Mustang Scott Drake Transmission Kick Down Cable Kit Install Image
11. Go for a test drive and adjust as necessary. Once everything is set right, you’re done! Enjoy your new Mustang Scott Drake Transmission Kick Down Cable Kit!