WTB i need this, speedo elbow

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WTB i need this, speedo elbow

Post by Familyguy78 » Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:22 pm

Somehow the little speedo cable inside the the elbow snapped. I need one more that works, please, and I need to know how this could happen so it doesn't happen again please, and thank you

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Re: WTB i need this, speedo elbow

Post by atoyta » Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:03 am

I don't have an extra but they need to be lubed every so often. I usually disconnect at the speedo & transmission. Spray cable lube into the speedo side & turn the cable at the transmission side by hand. Spray a little more into the speedo side & turn again. Keep doing this until the cable lube appears at the transmission end. Usually do this once a year.

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Re: WTB i need this, speedo elbow

Post by Petros » Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:20 pm

seems to me you should be able to have one short little cable length made for you. there used to be places that would make custom speedo cables, like when they would make hot rods, or custom engine/trans swaps in classic cars. you might find one of those guys and call to tell the what you need, perhaps you can send them your old one and they can repair it.
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Re: WTB i need this, speedo elbow

Post by rer233 » Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:45 pm

I've got the speedo cable elbow ass'y (and the heater control panel you were looking for.) PM me if interested.
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Re: WTB i need this, speedo elbow

Post by Toyomonkey » Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:56 pm

Hi guys, I'm the original poster of this request, I had to change phones and lost my old password in the process. I was lucky enough to find a replacement elbow adapter, sourced from the wagon in the Redding pick n pull. I drove home to Oregon to find that while the adapter did need replacing, it was broken by a frozen rotating magnet assembly on the back half of the speedometer. I wish I took the speedometer from the junkyard but I was in a rush to get back. Please, everybody, if you can help me with the speedometer, I'd be very grateful. PS I did manage to get the heater controls, and have working heat again. Thank you rer233 for your offer, I will try to do a better diagnosis and ask for the correct parts in the future.

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