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red82c10 08-30-2012 12:52 AM

Name this chevy speedo cable part
 
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Can anyone tell me what this device is and why it is inbetween the speedometer cable and the housing of the sm-465 4 spd manual transmission on my truck? The cable will screw directly to the transmission so this must have some purpose. It also says "made in usa" on it so it might be illegal...
It is made by by stewart warner. I've run the truck without it today and I can tell the speedometer is off some without it.

mmerlinn 08-30-2012 02:06 AM

Ratio change box.

Reduction box.

The ratio is stamped on the box.

SSedan64 08-30-2012 04:06 AM

X2^^, or Ratio Adapters. Used with Large Tires or gear changes etc...
Speedometer Gear, Speedometer Gears, Ford, GM, Dodge 700R4 ratio adapter

red82c10 08-30-2012 09:56 AM

speedo cable part
 
There are 4 screws holding this thing together. I assume it's just some gears inside. Can it be taken apart, cleaned and relubed without messing it up somehow?

ogre 08-30-2012 10:43 AM

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Originally Posted by SSedan64 (Post 1587065)
X2^^, or Ratio Adapters. Used with Large Tires or gear changes etc...
Speedometer Gear, Speedometer Gears, Ford, GM, Dodge 700R4 ratio adapter

nice site ssedan64
thanks for posting it

user151 08-30-2012 07:01 PM

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Originally Posted by red82c10 (Post 1587116)
There are 4 screws holding this thing together. I assume it's just some gears inside. Can it be taken apart, cleaned and relubed without messing it up somehow?

Not meaning to be rude, but if you didn't know what it was, I'd say you can't.
Anyway, why would you want to?

RWENUTS 08-31-2012 08:43 AM

You can take them apart. Just go slow so both gears stay on one side. Some of those allow you to change the gears inside for different ratios. Some don't.
And not to be rude but you'd definetly want to take it apart to see what makes it tick. You'll never understand how it works if you don't take it apart. JMHO

mmerlinn 08-31-2012 10:43 AM

All that is inside is two or three gears. As long as you don't lose the gears or get them mixed up, you should have no problem exploring the insides.


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