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Old 04-29-2004, 12:27 PM
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700R4 - Speedometer

I am installing a 92 Camaro 700R4 into my 38 Chevy. The transmission has an electric speedometer hookup. I am using S-W Wings electric speedometer. The speedometer comes with an adapter that appears to screw on an old stype cable hookup. My question is: Can I use an older manual cable hookup from an earlier 700R4 and use the S-W adapter or is there a way to hook up the speedometer wires to the 92 camaro adapter?

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Old 04-29-2004, 04:04 PM
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Yes you can use a manual pick up 700r4 with the adapter to work your gauges. I had Dakota Digital gauges in my 55 with a 700r4 out of an 89 Z28. The transmission had a mechanical cable and the adapter screwed into where the original cable went, and the pulse generator for the gauges screwed into the adapter.

I'm not sure if the s-w gauges are the same as the DD gauges, but with the digital ones you had to set the gauge computer to listen to the pulses from the sender and drive one mile then press a button to stop the listening. This is how it calibrated itself. If your s-w gauges do a similar thing and the pulses out of the stock 700 can be counted by your gauges you should be able to hook directly into it. A quick call to the s-w people should have you squared away.
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check out my web page for some info to convert to a mechanical speed-O if you need to. a very simple deal to change.

http://www.geocities.com/crosley_az/700spd.htm
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I guess this is a little deeper than I had guessed. (And I had the trans rebuilt last year after buying the engine. ) It is sitting on a 'cart' now so I can do it. The web site is great.

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The suggestion that I check with S-W was the most productive and most obvious (what was I thinking). They suggested I contact Dakota Digital (where have I heard that name before) and purchase a pulse divider to use my existing pulse generator in my transmission and S-W speedo. This is the easiest/cheapest/least time consuming solution. 79.95 and out the door.

I guess I'll get back to painting.

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chev38..... kool ,

I like easy fixes

thankfully dmc12mk3 pointed you in a good direction.
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I have a 700R4 with the electronic output but I have a mechanical speedo. The link above on how to change the inards to drive a mechanical speedo cable was great. Are there other solutions? I found a $300 coverter out there but gees thats a bit steep. Are there any other solutions out there? Oh, and do you think it would be possibe to do the mechanical convertion with the trans still in the car??

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54 Chev;

The pulse divider from Dakota Digital is only 79.95. A new electronic speedo is much less than the difference. Go the easiest/cheapest way. Put the extra money into something cool....
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do you think it would be possibe to do the mechanical convertion with the trans still in the car??

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My problem is that the car I'm working on is a 66 Chevelle with the long rectangular speedo. Do you think there are any electronic replacements of this type of speedo out there?
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54 Chev;

The pulse divider from Dakota Digital is only 79.95. A new electronic speedo is much less than the difference. Go the easiest/cheapest way. Put the extra money into something cool....
I have a TH400 in a 1994 Z28 with electronic speedo. Is there a similar conversion for it?
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