Speedometer issues

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Re: Speedometer issues

Post by artificer » Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:54 am

In most larger towns you will find an instrument repairer/maker who will make an outer, the correct length for you, less expensively than thru normal channels. Just take the old one when you go looking.
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Re: Speedometer issues

Post by Ben Dover » Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:53 am

Why not install an NOS Cable assy?
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Re: Speedometer issues

Post by artificer » Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:15 pm

Joel wrote:You could buy a nice clean used OEM AC or SW speedometer....Why not install an NOS Cable assy?
Can we spend any more of this guy's money on stuff he doesnt need?
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Re: Speedometer issues

Post by Ben Dover » Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:16 pm

When my customers M-38A1 Jeeps have a worn out broken speedometer cable, I grab a NOS one from my shelf and install it.
Why send him around town for something that is not there? :wink:
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