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Old 07-10-2006, 07:43 PM
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speedometer cable

Im trying to hook up the cable between a TH350 and a dolphin mechanical speedometer. All cables I have looked at have some type of slip fitting on the gauge end but I need a cable that screw onto the speedo housing. It looks the same as the tranny fitting but a smaller diameter.

Anybody else run into this? If so, what cable did u use?

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Old 07-10-2006, 08:05 PM
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Have you checked with Dolphin about getting the proper cable for your application? www.dolphingauges.com
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I emailed them but havent heard from them yet. Just checking to see if anybody else had run into this problem.
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Yea, I ran into that problem when I was attempting to get my speedometer working. You're probably going to have to order the kind with 2 screwable ends because everywhere I went, they only had one end that screws into the housing on the tranny and one that snapped onto the guage. Luckily, I had the old cable hidden and tucked away so I got that to work.
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Classix, what was your original cable out of?
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Look at cables made for older cars and trucks. I don't know about all manufacturers, but Chevy didn't start using the slip-fit ends until the late '60s or thereabouts.
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Classix, what was your original cable out of?
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I knew I should have just went to NAPA in the first place. 2 minutes and I was out the door with the right cable. Thanks for the help.
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You should be able to buy this type of cable at any NAPA. Maybe even the Zone or Advanced?

I have to use this type with my '57s.
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While you guys are on the speedo cable subject - I looked at a mid 80's Ford Ranger with a Turbo 350 trans - no speedo cable. Does anyone know if the slip style on the back of a Ford speedo is the same as a GM and vice versa?
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