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Offline DirksCuda

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Speedometer Cable
« on: June 19, 2019 - 09:11:57 PM »
Is there any difference in speedo cables. I got a after market one from Napa. The head will work when spun with a drill, The gear looks good but when hooked up the speedo will not work. Im going to undo it from the head and lift the car up and put it in gear to see if it spin that way. I was wondering if there is different lengths that fit in the trans  Thanks for any help 




Offline 70chall440

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Re: Speedometer Cable
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2019 - 11:13:29 AM »
I don't think it is a length issue, it would be a size issue, meaning the size of the inner cable fitting the speedo and trans. That said, its possible that the speedo is stripped out, gears broken, etc. or the speedo gear in the trans is bad.
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Offline 74BlueFish

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Re: Speedometer Cable
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2019 - 06:35:48 PM »
I have one from a 1974. 318 auto 904 transmission
Let me know if you think it will fit
Dan

Offline DirksCuda

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Re: Speedometer Cable
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2019 - 02:22:56 PM »
The speedo is working when I hook it to a drill. I took the gear out of the tranny an it looks fine. So I jacked up the back wheels anunhook it from the speed it donnt turn when the car is put in gear. I don't think the cable is going in farenough or it is stripped in side the gear. What do u guys think

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Re: Speedometer Cable
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2019 - 08:22:07 PM »
Many times one end (usually the trans) is stripped off or in some cases breaks off. The cable should go in a fair bit, maybe an inch.
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Offline Aracer

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Re: Speedometer Cable
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2019 - 07:22:57 PM »
You have to spin the housing to the proper teeth amount. 6 o'clock is the marker for tooth range. It seems like you have it set for a larger gear.