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Old 03-01-2012, 06:13 AM
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recomendations for speedometer repair

speedo in my 61 Econonline needs repaired........needle bounces.....not reading right............yes I have 15in wheels but needel slow to move and drops all way to bootm when stopped

or do you think bad cable?

anyway anyone ever heard or used these guys in Va?

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speedo in my 61 Econonline needs repairing, needle bounces, not reading right. I have 15" wheels but needle slow to move and drops all way to bottom when stopped

Or do you think bad cable?
Bouncing needle could be caused by several things:

1) Stripped/worn nylon DRIVEN speedometer gear at the end of the cable, where it fits into trans.

The same 16 thru 21 tooth gears have been used for over 40 years, all are available from Ford for less than 5 bucks each.
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2) Inside the speedo cable's housing is a woven steel core. It's supposed to be lubed every so often, but most peeps are unaware.

When the lube dries out, the core binds up inside the housing, eventually snaps. Autoparts stores sell a universal woven steel core kit. Cut it to fit, coat it with graphite, install in housing.
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3) Speedometer itself could be bad, has several toothed gears which by now are prolly history. No parts available from Ford, but speedo shops have the parts.

Before doing anything else, remove the DRIVEN gear, inspect for worn/chipped teeth. This is the least labor intensive, and the cheapest fix.

C1TZ-17255-A .. Speedometer Assy / Obsolete

Applications: 1961/64 Econoline / 1959/60 F100/1100 / 1959/64 C Series Tilt Cabs.

CARPENTER NOS OBSOLETE PARTS in Concord NC has ONE = 800-476-9653.

ANTIQUE AUTO SUPPLY in Arlington TX has TWO = 817-275-2381.
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thanks Bill, will check all out.....
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Bill,
I owe you....

I called a speedo repair shop and basic rebuild service for the speedo head was $195.00.......called Antique Auto and they sold me a NOS head for $150.00.............

all the other items checked out ok so speedo was the problem.....
FYI Carpenter was sold out of the head unit.....
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