Speedometer cable bounce part 2....what I have learned. 79Z

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  1. GPN

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    That’s ok, I appreciate you trying to help
     
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    I've got a two piece speedo cable in in '78. When I did the interior over a few years ago, I installed a 150mph speedo I picked up on eBay. It bounces from 0 to about 30, and then levels out. When I first installed it, I had an awful squeel too. I was leaving for the Syracuse Nationals the next day, so I decided the best way to fix it would be to peg the needle and see if it wrung the problem out. Headded out at dusk to a seldom-travelled road with about a 50mph speed limit without any houses on it. Opened it up, got to about 70-75 before I saw the blue lights in the mirror. Rolled down the window and the cop said he heard me coming way before I blew by him. Fell on the sword and told him the truth - trying to wring a squeal out of the cable before I head off to the big car show. I guess he wasn't expecting that. He told me to drive home at the legal speed and have a good time at the car show.

    The squeal went away, but the bounce never did. Someday I'll get around to replacing the cable, but for now, I'll watch this post to see if you figure your problem out.
     
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    Looking at red needle until you saw the blue lights—-Now that’s a good story!
     
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    Congrats! Nice to have things working as they should. Tall order with a 40 year old car.
     

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