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Correct finish for the speedometer cable clips on the firewall
« on: February 28, 2012, 02:14:05 AM »
Can someone advise me as to the correct finish for the three speedometer cable clips that mount to the firewall and transmission tunnel for the 4 speed cars. I have been told they were natural, silver cad, and black.  I want to have them correct so I am hoping someone has the answer. I have been researching this site a lot and have learned a great deal. I appreciate all the information you guys have to offer.  Thanks in advance.  Scoop

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Re: Correct finish for the speedometer cable clips on the firewall
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2012, 06:40:51 AM »
I'd think they would have to have been on the body when it was painted.  mine were black.
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Re: Correct finish for the speedometer cable clips on the firewall
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2012, 11:53:16 AM »
The assembly manual ('67 - UPC M20 A6) shows them as being installed during build time and also using a small dab of sealer.
Mine are silver though I'm  not sure if it's cad or zinc.

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Re: Correct finish for the speedometer cable clips on the firewall
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2012, 04:19:14 PM »
They were installed by Chevrolet on the Trim Line, many hours after the body was painted at Fisher Body; most I've seen were zinc-plated, although some had a black plating.
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Re: Correct finish for the speedometer cable clips on the firewall
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2012, 10:46:54 PM »
Here's one from a 1100 mile 10D Norwood car, looks like clear cad/zinc to me.

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Re: Correct finish for the speedometer cable clips on the firewall
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2012, 11:36:44 PM »
Most of mine (3D LOS car) were covered with undercoating but looked similar to the one above when clean.
I chose "dull silver cad" for replating.

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Re: Correct finish for the speedometer cable clips on the firewall
« Reply #6 on: February 29, 2012, 12:08:05 AM »
Here's one from a 1100 mile 10D Norwood car, looks like clear cad/zinc to me.

That is what mine look like though I don't remember it so close to the grommet. If zinc plating goes flat over the years then that is likely what was used.

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Re: Correct finish for the speedometer cable clips on the firewall
« Reply #7 on: February 29, 2012, 12:57:43 AM »
Thanke everyone for the information. Now I have one more corect finish needeed for my restoration.  Scoop