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Old 09-10-2005, 10:14 PM
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Speedo Cable Grommet?

I hope I am in the right forum for this question, so here it goes. I am planning on running a cable driven speedo. I am running this up from the tranny obviously and then up to the firewall. Then I will need to cut a hole for it to pass through and add grommet. I hate to do that (about 5/8 hole) since the fire wall is beautifully done, but I just cannot think of a better way at the moment, or the only other better way is to buy electronic gage's - OUCH
I hate to keep buying since I have a new 6 foot cable and 5" autometer gauge - 5 years old but new unused in box. I was also thinking of going through a hole in the toe board, but that is another bend for the cable. The cable is bent 90 degree's at tranny already, and then it would snake through the toe board, up the firewall under the pad, and then another 90 degree's to the speedo. Too many bends if I go that way? Does anyone have a better trick?

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I like to put them in the hollow cavity behind the kick panel. Drill the hole on the edge of the toe board into that cavity and it never sees the engine side of the firewall which is ugly. From there they have direct shot to the back of the dash. Too many bends on the cable are not a problem as long as the radius is kept gentle, something like 6". One too-tight bend is death for them.
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Good idea Willys!

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