WTB - 1970 Speedo Cable plastic clip

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    Circled in the photo below. This plastic clip holds the speedo cable to the pedal bracket under the dash. Not sure what other years used this clip, but need it to be the same white nylon-like material. If anyone has one in good condition, send me a PM, (conversation).

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    Speedo clip.jpg
     
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    ttt - still looking for this clip.
     
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    Bumping this up with a new picture. This is what it looks like removed from the car. 20200111_170709.jpg
     
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    Thanks Ron :bowtie:
     
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    Part number 401164 from the AIM. Used through 1975. Superceded by 403347 in 1990
    According to the AIM, this was added in early March (March 4), so early cars would not have had it. It may not have started to show up until the second or third week of March cars.
    Might try to draw it and print it if I can find a good one.

    Also found on 68-70 Oldsmobiles. Probably others too.
     

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    Thanks for posting this Dave...but I'm not sure early cars would have not had a clip. Reference section M20, sheet A11 where a March 11th revision states "Fisher Body clip removed. Prod clip added"

    It's as though Fisher Body installed a clip and maybe for assembly reasons, Chevy decided it should be installed on the GM-side. Either way, it reads that one clip was replaced by a different clip, (maybe the same actual component as it is only identified as a "production clip" with no PN associated. Thoughts?
     
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    Kind of confusing. Most Fisher Body clips are actually welded on clips and tabs. Like the one just below this on the outside of the firewall. My car has a welded in tab in this area:

    Problem is, I don't have a definitive photo of this clips usage. Maybe wiring harness? Here is a photo of a restoration by Rick Nelson that seems to show this clip holding the speedo cable (just behind the turn signal clicker):
    http://musclecarrestorationanddesign.com/completed/1970_6262_mark/201_300/209.jpg

    but the photos I have show the speedo cable running behind the fuse box, so I don't think Ricks is correct.
     

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    ....very confusing. Mine is an 03A Norwood car and neither it or my 05C Norwood car have the welded steel "clip". As I recall, the Classic Copper car Rick restored was an LA car...maybe another in the long list of LA v. Norwood issues? What is also odd is my steering column brace has the hold for the plastic clip...and although I cannot be 100% sure it's original to the car, I suspect it is.
     

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