Look at These Pictures of My Speedo.....

Look at These Pictures of My Speedo.....

Joined: July 19th, 2007, 6:15 pm

August 25th, 2008, 12:58 pm #1

....cable.

What kind of glue would work on this milky white plastic to repair the collar broken off at the crimp?





My speedometer cable arrangement is a single long cable coming from the trans up to the cowl, and then the short connector cable that takes it to the backside of the instrument panel.

Or should I just order a new single-piece cable?
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Joined: July 29th, 2008, 7:33 pm

August 25th, 2008, 1:10 pm #2

I am missing the short cable altogether... Matt says he doesn't have any spares, so My speedo is dead in the cluster.

i'll put up a wanted add

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Joined: July 30th, 2006, 2:01 pm

August 25th, 2008, 1:25 pm #3

....cable.

What kind of glue would work on this milky white plastic to repair the collar broken off at the crimp?





My speedometer cable arrangement is a single long cable coming from the trans up to the cowl, and then the short connector cable that takes it to the backside of the instrument panel.

Or should I just order a new single-piece cable?
I used 30 minute epoxy. The type found at Lowe's or Home Depot in a dual plunger dispenser. I lightly sanded the broken connector OD and then used acetone on a couple of cotton swaps to clean the surfaces to be glued. After letting it dry I applied a light coat of epoxy and followed up with a second coat out to about 1/2 an inch.

It held together until I pulled my dash apart. As luck would have it I misplaced the extension piece between moves and ended up going with the replacement single cable. The single cable worked ok after I rerouted it to account for the shorter overall length of it. I was advertised as a single cable replacement and I had assumed that it would be the same overall length as the old cable and dash cluster extension. Not so...
Last edited by apaulos on August 25th, 2008, 1:29 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Joined: June 16th, 2004, 3:48 am

August 25th, 2008, 5:35 pm #4

....cable.

What kind of glue would work on this milky white plastic to repair the collar broken off at the crimp?





My speedometer cable arrangement is a single long cable coming from the trans up to the cowl, and then the short connector cable that takes it to the backside of the instrument panel.

Or should I just order a new single-piece cable?
use a J-B Weld type product. It looks like the thickness is not an issue so be generous with it. It should bond the whole piece together I would think,
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Joined: December 18th, 2004, 1:50 am

August 25th, 2008, 7:57 pm #5

....cable.

What kind of glue would work on this milky white plastic to repair the collar broken off at the crimp?





My speedometer cable arrangement is a single long cable coming from the trans up to the cowl, and then the short connector cable that takes it to the backside of the instrument panel.

Or should I just order a new single-piece cable?
I cut a short length of copper tubing that slide over the broken part and then used a crimper to keep it in place. Did this over 10 years ago and it is still working.

TonyK.

TonyK Grimsby Ont Canada.
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lezesig
lezesig

August 25th, 2008, 11:08 pm #6

....cable.

What kind of glue would work on this milky white plastic to repair the collar broken off at the crimp?





My speedometer cable arrangement is a single long cable coming from the trans up to the cowl, and then the short connector cable that takes it to the backside of the instrument panel.

Or should I just order a new single-piece cable?
Dan.

Zip ties.

One zip tie on one cable.

One zip ties on the other cable.

Two(or three) zip ties radial equidistant joining each cable perpendicular to the prior placed zip ties.

Very secure, safe, and mechanically strong.

Wrap yer brain around that one......ha ha ha ha ha

PS- Mine failed at the same join. The zip tie arrongement is an old cable trick and works well.

lezesig (-) '79 X 1/9
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MikeMittelstead/Oregon
MikeMittelstead/Oregon

August 26th, 2008, 1:31 am #7

Compress the damaged area.
Apply suitable wrapping material in tension.
At cross angles.
Multiple layers.
Black electricians tape.

A prelude to compression/tension wrap
is a wrap of JB Weld.
To stablize the damaged area.

Sounds hokey.
But has held one example for 10 years.
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rick
rick

August 26th, 2008, 2:06 am #8

found mine stays in place almost on its own
A little tape to keep the dirt out

I have a spare short but it has the threads on the cluster end
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Joined: December 21st, 2004, 3:04 am

August 26th, 2008, 6:05 am #9

Compress the damaged area.
Apply suitable wrapping material in tension.
At cross angles.
Multiple layers.
Black electricians tape.

A prelude to compression/tension wrap
is a wrap of JB Weld.
To stablize the damaged area.

Sounds hokey.
But has held one example for 10 years.
... and used the comics inside the wrapper as reinforcement.

Once it coagulates... its good for another millinium...


My best,



Tony
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Alex Lacey
Alex Lacey

August 26th, 2008, 4:34 pm #10

....cable.

What kind of glue would work on this milky white plastic to repair the collar broken off at the crimp?





My speedometer cable arrangement is a single long cable coming from the trans up to the cowl, and then the short connector cable that takes it to the backside of the instrument panel.

Or should I just order a new single-piece cable?
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