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Speedometer cable question

Post by 78elk » Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:12 pm

I'm putting a cruise control in the 78 and need to shorten the speedometer cable. What is the best option, to shorten the cable I have, buy a cable for the length I need, or buy a kit and make my own?

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Re: Speedometer cable question

Post by LS6 Tommy » Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:02 pm

78elk wrote:I'm putting a cruise control in the 78 and need to shorten the speedometer cable. What is the best option, to shorten the cable I have, buy a cable for the length I need, or buy a kit and make my own?

You can get a new cable set.

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Re: Speedometer cable question

Post by 78elk » Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:17 pm

Thank you. I have the short cable from the Speedometer to the cruise box. I think I might try making the other one.

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Re: Speedometer cable question

Post by 78elk » Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:04 pm

I forgot, is there anything in particular I need to do to get the old cable out thru the firewall?
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Re: Speedometer cable question

Post by 78elk » Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:38 am

Will the rubber grommet pull out of the firewall?

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Re: Speedometer cable question

Post by LS6 Tommy » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:24 pm

i've never removed on, so I don't know.

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Re: Speedometer cable question

Post by 78elk » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:49 am

Thanks, I hope to get started in the next few days.

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Re: Speedometer cable question

Post by 78elk » Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:49 pm

Where are speedometer cables available to fit a Rostra 1223 cruise control?

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