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Can any one help my kickdown cable has broken and I can't locate one in the UK. The car came from South Africa so I wonder if anyone can put me in touch with someone who might have one.
 

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You will probably have more luck looking in the States, someone like International Auto Parts (they do it for the 164, but might be able to advise you where to find it for your gtv)..as automatics were far more popular there than here!
 

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Thanks for the info I did think of the States but am concerned that the left hand drive may mean a different length cable.
 

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I don't think you'll have much luck finding this cable in the States. To my knowledge, there were no auto gearbox Alfas imported to the States prior to the 116 Alfetta Saloon in the late 70s. Even then there's only a couple hand fulls of Saloons and Series 4 Spiders here with auto boxes (everything else on the road has an auto box though :rolleyes: ).
And there's not only no cable listed in the parts books, the auto box isn't even listed!

If just the inner cable is broken, a motorcycle or bicycle cable may prove to be a suitable replacement.
 

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Can any one help my kickdown cable has broken and I can't locate one in the UK. The car came from South Africa so I wonder if anyone can put me in touch with someone who might have one.
There are plenty of specialist companies in the Uk that will make you a cable if you give them the old one to copy.
If you can't do it send us the old cable (complete inner and outer) and we will get it done for you.:)
 

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Thank you Papajam and Alfa Tuner we have a further problem in that we are not sure if we have the whole cable I suspect it has some sort of adjuster or spring loaded end to it, which has been lost before and a form of repair done later. It would be helpful if we could get an original specification to make a new copy here in UK.
 

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If i remember correctly we had 116 giuliettas with auto gearboxes in south africa. maybe you could look for one of those manuals.
 

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JUSSI, have you tried ZF themselves (www.zf.com)? there should be an ID plate on your gearbox. They're based in N America, but maybe an email to them could help. Your other option is to check whether other cars of the same period had trannies (the automotive kind) with the same ID fitted.
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