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Technical New speedo cable

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by mack57, Apr 28, 2014.

  1. mack57
    Joined: Apr 17, 2013
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    Hey All!!
    Just replaced speedo cable for TH350/305 and stock '48 speedo. Do I need to lube the shaft? At about 40mph it starts to squeal & jump all over the place??

    Any thoughts?
    Mack


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  2. 325w
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    Yes you should lube the cable.. Might have to remove the speedo and see if it has a small brass plug you can remove and oil the felt pad on the shaft there. Most do.
     
  3. mack57
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    Thanks!!


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  4. olscrounger
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    lube the cable with graphite-don't get it on anything else
     
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  5. Someone suggested mixing powdered graphite with rubbing alcohol, and squirting it in with a syringe. Alcohol evaporates and leaves graphite in place.
     
  6. e1956v
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    Guys do not use graphite, it works its way up the cable and will reek havoc on the speedometer. Graphite is a speedo repair shops best friend. Use lithium grease, pull the cable, coat it and feed it back in.

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  7. mack57
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    Lithium grease! Got it! Thanks guys!!


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  8. When I ordered my speedometer cable from Rusty at Speedometer Service he told me to never use graphite.

    I figure a man that makes his living rebuilding speedometers and making cables know best,only use lithium grease. HRP
     
  9. mack57
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    I agree!! And I appreciate the info!


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