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speedometer cable

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I have a turbo 350 tranny and an autometer manual (not electric) speedometer.So anyone know what I do about a cable and houseing? Is there a stock GM one that would work? That way I could get it at the local U-pull-it and it would be cheep, If not where do I get one?
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I got one for my Camaro at RockAuto.com cost me about $5.95.
So if you know which vehicle type you need to buy for.
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I don't know if the autometer speedometer takes the same size threads as a GM car or which one. Are u useing a autometer speedometer
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An old Autometer I had used the 5/8-18 nut with a drive shaft of .104---my Ford cable screwed right on. Pretty sure it's a standard. Which speedo are you using? Should be tech specs on it somewhere on the web...
I did a quick check on an Autometer 5154 speedo--same size so I can imagine thay are all the same and your oe cable should work if it screws on (instead of clips).
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This ad on eBay says ... that Autometer and Stewart Warner uses the same cable ...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/AUTOM...QQcmdZViewItem

If that is true ... go to your parts store and buy a speedometer cable for a 73 Monte Carlo with Cruise control. Get the cable that goes from the transmission to the cruise control head ... ...NOT ... the one that goes from the cruise control head to the speedometer. Thats the one I always use with a SW speedometer and a Chevrolet transmission

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yeh,the paperwork says it takes 5/8x18 and the cable end has to be .104 square the one from trans to cruise control, how long is it? might get one in junkyard,going there soon for other things ,does it have to be 73 monte?
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might get one in junkyard,going there soon for other things ,does it have to be 73 monte?
They are not much $$$ brand new ...
I would imagine other GM models of that year range with the cruise control head mounted on the left front fender would be the same or close ...

In my 32 ... the cable is long enough to snake along the transmission ... over to the corner of the firewall, feed up and then go to the center of the 32 without being tight or having a lot of excess either.
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Speedo cable

Early 80's Camaro is a good donor. They can be shorted to fit your application. Get one in the bone yard for about 2 bucks. If you screw it up, well its just another 2 bucks to try again.
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Thanks,guys
I ordered a 73 monte one from rock auto,hate to pay shipping ,but needed a couple other things for daily ride anyhow it was only $4.92 its the one from tran to cruise 80"long
thanks again
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