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Has anyone installed a Classic Auto Air Perfect Fit unit into a '58-60 TBird (preferably '58)?

I'm installing one now in my '58 and the control cables from the original control unit in the console to the water control valve on the water pump heater hose in the engine compartment and the cable for the control door on the unit are extremely long.

To make them work I would have to roll them up into a very small diameter circle and try to find some place under the dash to stash them. CAA tells me I have the right length. However they both seem to be about 18"-24" too long.

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Old 08-21-2018, 12:05 AM
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Shorten the cables to where they will fit without having to loop them.
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I've thought about doing that. The only thing I see is getting the correct ID at the end of one of these and the proper "S" in the other. I'm going to send them pictures this morning just to see what they have to offer up.
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I just spoke with Steve at CAA. He said they are aware that those cables might be a bit long on some cars. They are intended to be so, so that they are not to short in some situations. He said if they are to long, just coil them up, tie them, and find a place to stash them out of sight. I relayed that to Leonard.
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I just spoke with Steve at CAA. He said they are aware that those cables might be a bit long on some cars. They are intended to be so, so that they are not to short in some situations. He said if they are to long, just coil them up, tie them, and find a place to stash them out of sight...
Do you accept that as a valid answer?

Classic Auto Air needs to make good with a proper fit on their expensive kits. Twenty inches is waaaay too long for a door cable. Electric wires can be cut to length by the customer but not door cables.

Since Classic Air needs to send the right stuff to all of our members. - Dave
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I agree with Dave. It doesn't cost that much to supply cables the correct length. One size fits all doesn't cut it considering how expensive their kits are.

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In speaking with CAA, it was my understanding that those cables are supplied in any number of years of Tbirds, and other brands of cars. So they made them all the same length, I gather. I did not say I agree with that, I just report.... and let you decide...

Leonard was able to talk with Rob and Don today on how they handled it, and I also had a good conversation with him too. I think he knows how he is going to handle this now.
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