Re: [Chrysler300] 1965 Chrysler 300 speedo cable
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Re: [Chrysler300] 1965 Chrysler 300 speedo cable

Well, I am certain I have this fixed as the cable had broken off right at the end inside the plastic gear that inserts in the tranny..  I was able to pull it out with tweezers.  We have a blizzard here in Buffalo so I can't test it out.  Thank you all.

Ron Klinczar
65 300 in Ice Blue

On Thu, Jan 2, 2020, 9:47 AM John Grady <jkg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hi graphite no good at head bearing -/ you need oil . Needs to work it’s way into that brass bearing . Graphite ok in cable shroud , although I think light oil (10)  just as good particularly with used cables . Graphite is already there but carrier oil has dried up  .
I hang old ones up vertically for a week run 10w oil in top till it comes out bottom . Same with park brake cable . Works great for me . On park brake I use 75w Mobil one rear axle oil .. Great stuff- it stays , flows a bit into cable , anti rust,  and chemically stable unlike junk lubriplate white grease that turns solid     .Front end  grease is better if it has to be grease 

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On 2 Jan 2020, at 12:25 am, Ronald Klinczar <rjklinczar@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

John, thanks.  I had previously heard of using a graphite lubricant.  Any thoughts on that

On Wed, Jan 1, 2020, 7:38 PM John Grady <jkg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Be sure to unscrew the serrated nut on speedo head next to where cable attaches and drip 10w oil in . It broke for a reason usually the grease gets hard right there . A toothpick pushed through old grease might be needed to get oil in . That input thing should spin freely . 
If unlucky your odometer might have jammed , means out It comes.     But usually the lubrication at inlet bushing dries up .more oil frees it . 
Good luck !

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On 1 Jan 2020, at 6:41 pm, Ronald Klinczar rjklinczar@xxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Folks, my speedo cable stopped working this summer, I had lubricated it 10 years ago.  This summer I decided to get a new reproduction cable from Van's auto at Carlisle.  Any tips for removing and installing the cable housing assembly?  I have it unscrewed at the back of the speedo, and am aware of where it enters the tranny.

Ron Klinczar
Buffalo. NY
65 300 in Ice Blue


Posted by: Ronald Klinczar <rjklinczar@xxxxxxxxx>

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