I had the same experience with my first cable replacement, shortly after I
bought the car in '85. So I put in another cable, but this time tried to
make sure I made all the bend radii as large as possible. Also looked to
keep it from bouncing around any more than necessary. Added a bracket to the
flat shelf over the foot well and tied the cable to it to improve bend radius
and stability. It's been fine ever since. About 18 years.
On Monday 25 October 2004 8:03 am, Navarrette, Vance wrote:
> I have begun the teardown for the upcoming paint job. It will be
> frame off, so I am stripping everything off the car for the paint.
> In the course of the teardown, I found the cause of my dead
> speedometer; the speedo cable was broken internally. It was brand new,
> and had less than 50 miles on it at the time it broke. I had routed it
> very carefully from the OD angle drive to the dash. It broke about 3
> inches from the back of the speedo itself.
> My question: What did I do wrong? Should I have lubed the cable
> (I installed it right out of the packing)? Could I have damaged it
> during the installation? Tips to avoid a repeat?
> Cogito Ergo Zoom
> (I think, therefore I go fast)
> TR6 Web page: http://home.comcast.net/~v.navarrette/
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