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camaronut

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Re: Speedo Cable Broke
« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2023, 12:27:21 AM »
Then.........I would think the inner cable would be good to go.  Hope it works out for him.

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Re: Speedo Cable Broke
« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2023, 11:19:48 PM »
Correct... I just need the insert cable itself. I have ordered a 63 and it was 64. I ordered a 61 hoping it was 62 and it was exactly 61 inches. Go figure... Danny

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Re: Speedo Cable Broke
« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2023, 02:44:27 AM »
Mine did the exact same thing, only mine bounced around right before it broke. I put mine back together again with a Oxy torch & silver solder. Hit it with a scotchbrite wheel and slid it back in. Been working the last 10+ years.

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Re: Speedo Cable Broke
« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2023, 05:27:38 AM »
I guess I could try that. I have silver soldered 6-inch copper back in the day. Dual rose bud fitting. I don't know, I am getting frustrated. I refuse to drive the car without the speedo working properly. I want to retain the correct mileage. I bought the car with 54,614 in 2015. It now has 59,800. I might just have to let it go. I'm getting tired. D

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Re: Speedo Cable Broke
« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2023, 01:36:56 AM »
A speedometer repair/recalibration shop should be able to make what you need. Mine measures 62" as you 1st indicated. When I worked at NAPA, they sold a length of cable, a tip & a cheap tool. All came in one box. That's been 40+ years ago....Joe
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Re: Speedo Cable Broke
« Reply #20 on: January 14, 2023, 03:36:14 PM »
Napa still has that repair kit available. I just would rather not go that route. You would think after 55 years, SOMEONE would make the correct length cable. I am picking up a 61 incher today at Napa. To see by chance if it is a 62. The last two 61 inchers were from O'Reilly and a supply company online, BOTH measured 61 exactly. I have other cars, one has the 302 on a stand. I might just rob the cable out of it for now. Just to get the running car going again. Danny

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Re: Speedo Cable Broke
« Reply #21 on: January 15, 2023, 12:04:35 AM »
Amazing how much BS you have to go through just to get the right speedometer cable.   >:(

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Re: Speedo Cable Broke
« Reply #22 on: January 21, 2023, 08:37:09 PM »
WELL... The 61 incher I ordered from NAPA arrived. I was hoping it was 62" since all the others have been an inch longer. It measured 61-1/4". TOO short. These college boys/engineers have no field smarts. They are super smart ON PAPER. I used to deal with this in my trade. I sold my oxy/acet torch set-up a couple years ago. I tried to rob a inner cable out of another car. But it has been sitting since the early to mid 70's and is stuck in the housing. The other cars are operating properly. I never rob parts off a complete car to get another one functioning. So STILL dead in the water or in this case... on land. D

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Re: Speedo Cable Broke
« Reply #23 on: January 21, 2023, 08:44:05 PM »
Perhaps you could try any one of the used Camaro places…at least call.. they had my hard find part. Plus, that’s what he does.

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Re: Speedo Cable Broke
« Reply #25 on: January 22, 2023, 06:58:50 AM »
Not any more.

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Re: Speedo Cable Broke
« Reply #26 on: January 22, 2023, 04:45:22 PM »
Trying not to get ANOTHER 55 year old unit and take the chance of it breaking in 10 minutes. I will keep the old one and maybe it can be repaired someday. But probably not by me.
I emailed the guy in that ebay ad and asked him to take 60 seconds to measure it. Wanna make sure it was the correct size. Not a hard request to achieve. Never heard back... Danny

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Re: Speedo Cable Broke
« Reply #27 on: January 22, 2023, 05:41:31 PM »
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Re: Speedo Cable Broke
« Reply #28 on: January 23, 2023, 03:10:28 PM »
Chuckman,
 Thanx for that company's info. I contacted them and was very explanatory on what I wanted. Also found another one doing a Google search. I contacted them also. We'll see what happens. Danny

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Re: Speedo Cable Broke
« Reply #29 on: January 23, 2023, 03:15:38 PM »
Cool, glad I could help.
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