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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hi again folks
I’ve just discovered that the bottom cable of the select’o’speed in my 66 tractor is broken!
Can anyone please point me in the right direction for a replacement.
TIA
 

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Thank you Ultradog.
Unfortunately I’m in Australia so no boneyards or Craigslist but I’ll get my wife on the Facebook hunt and keep on googling
 

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Yes that’s the one Hacke.
I’ll look into fabricating something or maybe even find someone that makes cables
 

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This is bent, but seems to be in one piece. It might be junk and may not fit your application.
Thank you again pogobill.I’ve put it in my watch list and may well take the plunge . I am trying to make contact with a guy on another forum who may be able to help me but the eBay item is a real possibility
 

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Well I’ve finally got my internet sorted but not the tractor. I’m having no joy at all sourcing a shifter cable even after contacting a few places in the USA. I’m now wondering about the possibility of converting to a manual transmission
 

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That’s a great idea Ultradog!
I actually ended up taking the cover off a while back and used a 5/8th scanner to get thr box into neutral so I could start the old girl. I joked to my wife about cutting a hole in the cover and leaving the spammer in place in a moment of frustration but perhaps it wasn’t such a stupid idea after all.
You’re correct about the lack of used parts here in Australia. It’s poor to non-existent at best.
 

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I certainly will.
Meanwhile I’m going to search the forum to try and get a list of parts I can gather over time to do the conversion
 

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I’ve got no further with the mod to the select-o-speed top cover due to unseasonable weather but I have gone and bought another Ford 3000!
This time a gasoline model

Wheel Tire Vehicle Tractor Automotive tire
 

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So I stupidly sent the seller of the tractor a deposit so he would hold the tractor for me until I could arrange transport and that’s the last I’ve heard from him! I might add I also never viewed the tractor like an idiot.
On investigation I’ve found the pictures sent to me are of a tractor in the USA and not Australia and are on Google.
I’ve also discovered the bank account I sent the deposit to is registered some 2000 kms from me.
I’m gutted to say the very least and ashamed of my stupidity
 
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