home register FAQ memberlist calendar

Go Back   Turbobricks Forums > Mechanical > maintenance & nonperformance

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-28-2021, 01:16 AM   #1
BeaverMeat
Board Member
 
BeaverMeat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Location: Vancouver Island
Default Mah speedo cable!

Half of the plastic locking sleeve/collar/ring/thingy broke on my ‘81 240 mechanical speedo cable to the cluster... it still speedo’s half-assed....Any repair suggestions? Duck-tape? Magnets? Voodoo magic?

Short of replacing the whole kit-and-kabotle, what can be done?
__________________
Quote:
She’s built like a steakhouse but, she handles like a bistro.
BeaverMeat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2021, 02:30 AM   #2
Mr. V
Board Member
 
Mr. V's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Portland, Oregon metro
Default

You can try taping, or glue it for a permanent fix, but I'd suggest a new cable, or if money is tight, a used one from a wrecking yard.
Mr. V is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2021, 08:27 AM   #3
TestPoint
Board Member
 
TestPoint's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Ellijay
Default

A 40 year old used one is going to have the same brittle plastic issue as the one the OP broke.

Mine broke also. I repaired it by using some plastic hose and clamps.



__________________


1982 Volvo 245 with a Ford 302 V8

Ford V8 Conversion Manual -
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=250257

Bertone Restoration - http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=256460
TestPoint is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2021, 01:16 PM   #4
BeaverMeat
Board Member
 
BeaverMeat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Location: Vancouver Island
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TestPoint View Post
A 40 year old used one is going to have the same brittle plastic issue as the one the OP broke.

Mine broke also. I repaired it by using some plastic hose and clamps.



That’s right up my ally! I really don’t want to source a new cable and have to fish it through.
BeaverMeat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2021, 08:14 PM   #5
dl242gt
Happy playing the blues
 
dl242gt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: S NJ, a suburb of Phila.
Default

I'd rig up some of that stainless steel duct tape from a hvac supplier and tape it on. That stuff is super tacky.
dl242gt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2021, 08:23 PM   #6
TestPoint
Board Member
 
TestPoint's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Ellijay
Default

You will have to remove the cable from the transmission and pull a foot into the cabin behind the panel in order to connect it with any degree of nice.
TestPoint is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2021, 09:20 PM   #7
John242Ti
LH-Jet & Carb Free Zone
 
John242Ti's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Duvall, WA
Default

You can also just press fit it into the speedo. I've had cars where the collar went completely MIA. Cable's long enough that it'll remain in place for years.
__________________

1982 242Ti - black, M46. 1985 245Ti - blue, M46.

@john242ti on IG
John242Ti is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2021, 09:22 PM   #8
BeaverMeat
Board Member
 
BeaverMeat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Location: Vancouver Island
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TestPoint View Post
You will have to remove the cable from the transmission and pull a foot into the cabin behind the panel in order to connect it with any degree of nice.
Too much work. I can sit in the passenger seat go inverted under the wheel.
BeaverMeat is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:07 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.