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Old 05-21-2013, 04:21 PM   #21
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Bill I was looking at the speedo and was wondering how do you get that plug out. Does it screw in or is it just pushed in?
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Old 05-21-2013, 05:37 PM   #22
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It is pushed in and staked.

Use a stanley knife and cut/scrape the edge of the stake burr away a bit and get the sharp point of the knife in and under and carefully pry it out.
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Old 05-21-2013, 05:49 PM   #23
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After removing the burr with a knife, I tapped one side of the disc and it tilted up on the other end.
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Old 05-21-2013, 06:01 PM   #24
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Bill I was looking at the speedo and was wondering how do you get that plug out. Does it screw in or is it just pushed in?
Tom, I drilled a 3/32" hole in the edge closest to where the cable attaches, there's solid metal under there. When the bit went through, the plug just "twirled" up my bit! I tole you all I wuz GOOD! Bill W.
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Old 05-21-2013, 06:13 PM   #25
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I broke a cable the other day, something in the speedometer I was working on jammed, kinked the cable and broke it.

I was having problems with the inner cable going too far into the tranny to seat in the speedo. I made a nylon spacer that keeps it from falling in.
I have bought two New cables in the past year, they both came with a little spacer in a bag attached to the cable with instructions.
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My new cable wouldn't go in the housing, they "pinched" the little key for the trans end a little too high, filed it a bit & ZINGO! Length was PERFECT! Bill W.
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:50 PM   #27
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It is pushed in and staked.

Use a stanley knife and cut/scrape the edge of the stake burr away a bit and get the sharp point of the knife in and under and carefully pry it out.

So in there is where old grease could be that can jam it up?
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:08 PM   #28
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So in there is where old grease could be that can jam it up?
YEP! Although, my grease looked ever so GOOD. Added some "Liquid Wrench" penetrant to mix with it. Green Apple Quickstep has stalled my garage trips for today. Will oil anything I can with 3 in 1 oil & a toothpick & run it more tomorrow. Can't afford a professional rebuild, but it's NOT Rocket Science! Bill W. (I'm adding a pic from my friend in Zurich Switzerland, check his website at www.maurer-markus.ch The man is a GENIUS at Model A restoration!!!
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Old 05-22-2013, 07:01 AM   #29
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I have bought two New cables in the past year, they both came with a little spacer in a bag attached to the cable with instructions.
Mine didn't have one, it wasn't in a bag when I got it.
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