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Old 11-05-2010, 09:48 AM
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I am installing a S10 5 speed in my 48 chevy, but it has a electric speedometer, and i want to use the space where my old one is. Is there someone who sells an electric unit that will fit in my old speedomter hole. Im new to all this new electric stuff, but cant drive the car till i get this fixed. Thanks for any help you can give me.

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Check out Abbott Enterprises Cable X adapter for electronic to mechanical speedometer.
But before that try to install a speedometer gear assembly in the T5 to drive the speedo directly. Change out the speedo gear as required for an accurate reading.
www.transmissioncenter.net

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Check out Abbott Enterprises Cable X adapter for electronic to mechanical speedometer.
But before that try to install a speedometer gear assembly in the T5 to drive the speedo directly. Change out the speedo gear as required for an accurate reading.
www.transmissioncenter.net

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What parts do i need to install a speedometer gear assembly in the T5 to drive the speedo directly. How do i change out the speedo gear as required for an accurate reading. Im lost, as iv never done anything like this before. And how do i know what gear i need. Is this the better way to go, or should i just use the Cable X adapter. Is there an adapter that i can get and just pull out the electric sensor and replace it with the mechanical one so i can use my old cable. I just dont know what im looking for.

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Go to www.transmissioncenter.com. Scroll down to the section called "Speedometer World". There is a detailed description, charts and pictures of exactly what you need to convert the trans to a mechanical speedo drive.
Tire size and rear axle ratio will determine the correct speedo gear to use.
I have never used this Company but it's worth a phone call.

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Is the plug at the tailshaft the one for the speedometer, and what is the front plug used for. Thanks for all the help. You have saved me again.
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