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Drive an aftermarket elect speedo with stock 4L60E harness and sender?

This may be a dumb question, but I want to drive an aftermarket speedo (actually the original Diamond T's speedo I want to have converted to electronic and a new face screened, and since I'm using the entire harness and ECU from the donor vehicle), it seems I should be able to simply use the harness' wires? Here is what I have:

'93 Chev 350TBI/4L60E
complete wiring harness, WITH vans gauge cluster
'47 Diamond T mechanical speedo
a plan to send it to United Speedometer and have elec. guts and a new face silk screened on, with original style and a top speed greater than 70 mph

That should be a $$ conservative way to drive what will appear to be stock gauge, since I have EVERYTHING from the donor. It seems I should be able, with a schematic, to pull the speedo sensor (or pulse generator, whatever the correct term is) wire from the harness' gauge cluster plug and hook that to the "new" speedometer. At least, to my non electrical mind, it does...

Any ideas?

Brian

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I am no expert but it seems to me if you plan to send it to United Speedometer than they should be able to tell you if they can do this
to work with the original wire harness and sender. Good luck Jim
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I am no expert but it seems to me if you plan to send it to United Speedometer than they should be able to tell you if they can do this
to work with the original wire harness and sender. Good luck Jim
Yeah, LOL, actually, I thought it'd be less embarassing to ask if this could be done on an internet chat board, rather than a "face to face", and risk being wrong!

Brian
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Why- they offer a service- you may be interested in using their service if it is
a match. As a remodeling contractor I would rather someone ask me if it
can be done- or if not what options can I offer to them- than never hear
from them. They may just offer you an option you never thought of. Jim
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