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Old 08-09-2017
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Default Need help with speedometer cable

This is about the Tigers distant cousin; my 69 TR6 with a 289 Ford V8. I bought the car in 1971, put the V8 in it in 1989, but have never had a functioning speedometer. I finally retired this year and started doing all the things that have been neglected, literally, for decades. It has the C4 automatic transmission, but it appears the connection is the same as with a standard. I have a Smiths speedometer in the dash with a fitting approximately 15/32 inch in diameter. What I need to know is if this is the same type of Speedo in Alpines, and therefore, if an Alpine speedo cable should work in my application. And then where to get them.
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Call these guys in Speedometer Service in Milwaukee WI. Roger ? the'll have the answer.
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a good speedometer shop can make up a cable for you with the correct fittings. I had new cables for my two V6/T5 conversions made by APT in Bloomington, MN


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Default Tiger/non Sunbeam speedo cable

A suggestion for Darksiders trying to mate a Sunbeam speedometer to a Ford transmission....makes no difference if it's manual or automatic transmissions.

On my first one I used a Mustang (64 to 67 ) factory issue speedo cable and had a local speedo shop remove the Alpine cable transmission end and replace it with a Mustang piece and nut. Bolts right into a T5 transmission and with the stock Alpine speedo end, it worked very well.

On my second one, I used the Tiger 140 mph speedometer with the T5 and all it took to hook it up was a stock early Mustang speedo cable...bolted right up and worked fine.

Mustang cable was purchased through Musstang Classics out of their catalog for about $20. There are two different lengths of speedo cable and you want the longest one....the shorter one won't work....too short ( ask me how I know this ). The first cable modified by a speedo shop was about $15 to change out the speedo end of the cable.

I hope this information will be useful in curing some of your speedometer cable issues.
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Cactusmasher, (Anyone ?) I just found a site that has gear sets for the T5 and I have been trying to determine the correct gear for my Commodore Blue V6 with the late Mustang T5 and the Alpine SV rear axle 4:22. I'm running P195 55 15's
so, they had a couple of the speedometer gear sets as possible options, one was a pink with black gear 4:10 ratio and a black with black gear 4:30 ratio.

How did you run yours? What rear ratio and T5 speedometer gears?

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P.S. So for I have utilized the GPS.
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Or.....you can get a GPS speedo and get rid of cables.
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Joel,
That's too easy.
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Or.....you can get a GPS speedo and get rid of cables.
As I said, I do have a GPS but it is not dash mounted.

Bob, are you going the easy route (eliminate cables) and installing a GPS in the Harrington?

Haven't figured a way to utilize my stock gauge and the GPS. Anyone have GPS with the SV face for the Gauge?

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As I said, I do have a GPS but it is not dash mounted.

Bob, are you going the easy route (eliminate cables) and installing a GPS in the Harrington?

Haven't figured a way to utilize my stock gauge and the GPS. Anyone have GPS with the SV face for the Gauge?

DanR
Yes.... One of the guys in the tiger list did gps speedos... Think they have early font... Cant recall if he did mkii style ( sv) but you get 140mph reading.. Great for v6 and 5 speed
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Thanks for the tip Michael, now to figure who the Guy is..... I'll start looking.

Probably would be a nice addition to my other V6 stuff
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