1964 Ride Glide Single Steering Cable to Motor Link

Discussion in 'Classic Sea Rays' started by TPaBolt, Jun 20, 2019.

  1. TPaBolt

    TPaBolt New Member

    5
    Jun 4, 2019
    1964 Sea Ray 700
    Engineless
    I have a 1964 Sea Ray 700 with a 1969 Mercury 650 (65hp) with a single cable Ride Glide through-tilt tube type steering system. The steering works smoothly, so I'm not looking to replace the cable. But so far I have not been able to identify the correct steering rod link and fitting to connect the steering cable to the motor. The steering cable slide cylinder has a machined groove at the end as shown in the attached picture. Most of the replacement cables I have seen show a flattened end with a hole through them to accept the threaded end of the steering link. I am also unable to find the OEM part number for the 1969 steering link rod so that I can purchase a replacement. Any help you could provide is appreciated.
     

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  2. techmitch

    techmitch Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    May 1, 2008
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River/Frog Mortar Creek MD.
    1999 270 DA
    Twin 4.3s W/Alpa I Gen II's
    You should probably PM moparlvr4406 (Jim) here on CSR he has restored a few of the old girls and may have some insight.
     
  3. TPaBolt

    TPaBolt New Member

    5
    Jun 4, 2019
    1964 Sea Ray 700
    Engineless
    Thank you. Will do.
     
  4. techmitch

    techmitch Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    May 1, 2008
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River/Frog Mortar Creek MD.
    1999 270 DA
    Twin 4.3s W/Alpa I Gen II's
    You should also check out the many threads/post on those resto jobs that he did. Awesome work.
     
  5. moparlvr4406

    moparlvr4406 Active Member

    Jun 29, 2011
    Lake Monroe Indiana Fourwinds H31
    1985 340DA
    1966 SRV180
    (2)1960 Sea Ray 600
    (2) 1963 808 Cruise-a-bouts
    twin 350hp Crusaders 4.0 Onan /
    Merc 950 SS
    Merc 650
    Merc 1100
    twin Johnson 40
    I'm humbled
    and I think I got him squared away with a kit he needs
     
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  6. techmitch

    techmitch Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    May 1, 2008
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River/Frog Mortar Creek MD.
    1999 270 DA
    Twin 4.3s W/Alpa I Gen II's
    Good job Jim. Hope all is well, haven't seen you around much.
     
  7. moparlvr4406

    moparlvr4406 Active Member

    Jun 29, 2011
    Lake Monroe Indiana Fourwinds H31
    1985 340DA
    1966 SRV180
    (2)1960 Sea Ray 600
    (2) 1963 808 Cruise-a-bouts
    twin 350hp Crusaders 4.0 Onan /
    Merc 950 SS
    Merc 650
    Merc 1100
    twin Johnson 40
    It's all good.. just busy
    moving from Indiana to Labelle FL in a month or so.
    Getting 11 boats 1100 miles is becoming a little challenge
     
  8. TPaBolt

    TPaBolt New Member

    5
    Jun 4, 2019
    1964 Sea Ray 700
    Engineless
    Jim: Thank you for the information you provided. I was able to get the parts I needed with your help. Tim
     

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