Hi, All!<p> I've just acquired a 1970 144s to replace my '68; the '68 just had too much rust to save ;-(<p> The kid I got my newest project from tried to 'improve' his car in a variety of... interesting... ways. I've straightened out enough of the wiring to get it reliable, and it's pretty lively (but then, it's only got 135k on the clock)!<p> The problems I'm having relate to the column-shift linkage for the automatic. My previous Volvos have been sticks, so I'm kind of at sea here.<p> I managed to figure out how to reinstall the shift indicator cable quickly enough, but it's fraying; several strands are already broken. Anyone know of a fix?<p> Also, the gear select lever is floating free at the column. There's no socket left for the ball on the lever. Does anyone know what parts are required, and how they're fitted? Plus, of course, where they might be acquired?<p> I'm already contemplating building a console to accommodate some extra gauges, so if I can avoid moving to the later floor shifter, that'd be perfect.<p> Any ideas?