Shift Cable Assembly for OMC Cobra Sterndrive. Replaces OMC 987661 (older 986654, 987498). Complete kit including gasket set to repair mechanical lower shift cable on OMC Cobra Sterndrive 1986-1993. Please compare part numbers. This cable may not fit some late model 5.0L fuel injected engines, 2.3L OMC Ford engines, 5.7L OMC engines in 1987 or late model 5.8L engines (e.g. the 1993 5.8L). Those applications may require a special cable. Does not fit King Cobra! PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING BEFORE PURCHASING!!!!!!! The OMC Cobra has very specific shift linkage unlike any other brands! We HIGHLY recommend that you (or your mechanic) have the following three items on hand before attempting to install this cable yourself: OMC COBRA SERVICE MANUAL (do NOT attempt without one!), BELL CRANK ALIGNMENT PLATE & SHIFT CABLE TOOL. The installation can be performed without those tools, but it is a lengthy process. Failure to route the cable correctly, set the appropriate length adjustments or drag can cause immediate or premature failure of your cable and is NOT considered a warranty item!