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    Any one have a link/part number for the inner speedo cable for a Series 2? My speedo drive seized and the cable broke so if I don't have to replace the whole thing.......
    gene
    1960 109 w/ 200TDI
    rebuild blog; http://poppageno.blogspot.com/



    "We are prisoners of the Present, forever transitioning between our inaccessible Past and our unknowable Future." Neil DeGrasse-Tyson

  • #2
    Didn’t realize they sold them without the outer part.
    --Mark

    1973 SIII 109 regular w/2.5NA Diesel

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    • #3
      If Sherman fires up the Wayback machine, I can remember putting in a universal one back in the 80's. They come in different lengths, IIRC the drive end was oval not square. I measured my outer today and will do some online research. My outer is 6' or 72", then you have to add for the ends sticking out another 1.5-1.75" so @74".
      gene
      1960 109 w/ 200TDI
      rebuild blog; http://poppageno.blogspot.com/



      "We are prisoners of the Present, forever transitioning between our inaccessible Past and our unknowable Future." Neil DeGrasse-Tyson

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      • #4
        Back in the day I remember buying a universal (code for fits nothing in this universe) inner cable that came with a drive end that you installed after cutting the cable to length. There was a metal tab included that had a slit in it with a square hole. You slid the “tool” over the drive end and squished it in a vise to crimp the end on. Three and a half miles later the end came loose and you ordered a factory cable.

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          • #6
            O’Reillys lists them

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            • #7
              Thanks for that all I can remember when I did it was the cable was 107" long.

              I put my spare on yesterday, I found inners at Blanchards around 12 Pounds for 3 but shipping was 35 Pounds. deal killer.

              Here's my blog post for the repair; https://poppageno.blogspot.com/2023/...placement.html
              gene
              1960 109 w/ 200TDI
              rebuild blog; http://poppageno.blogspot.com/



              "We are prisoners of the Present, forever transitioning between our inaccessible Past and our unknowable Future." Neil DeGrasse-Tyson

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              • #8
                I've switched to allen head cap screws on my speedo cable too. To install them I bought a set of long hex sockets made by Kobalt which have a bulb at the end instead of a straight cut end like most hex wrenches. The extra length combined with the bulb end allow me to insert the wrench into the cap screw at an angle which allows mre to work around my Roamerdrive. A dab of grease hold the cap screw onto the end of the of the cap screw.
                Jim
                64 88 2.5 NAD 2a What would I do with all my spare time if I didn't own a Rover?

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                • #9
                  You can have the 2 old ones i have lying around for the cost of the postage.

                  If you check the post on these from a couple of days ago, i posted a photo of the original one plus the Bearmach replacement. The original one was likely fine since the replacement had the same issue - having the speedo rebuilt is what cured my truck. The Bearmach has the issue I noted there - no retainer. But you can try them if interested.

                  For cost purposes, my zip is 29708 and guessing the weight with box to be 3 lbs. and maybe 10 x 10 x 2" size if you want to estimate the postage. Might be able to put them in a USPS envelope for a bit less.
                  Miles
                  1965 Series 2a 109 diesel soft top/pickup/3-door, Limestone

                  Jesus rides beside me
                  But he never buys any smokes
                  --The Replacements, Can't Hardly Wait

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                  • #10
                    Post i referred to:

                    https://www.gunsandrovers.com/forum/...etaining-plate
                    Miles
                    1965 Series 2a 109 diesel soft top/pickup/3-door, Limestone

                    Jesus rides beside me
                    But he never buys any smokes
                    --The Replacements, Can't Hardly Wait

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                    • #11
                      Thanks for the offer Miles, I'm thinking......cue Jeopardy theme.... When you had the speedo rebuilt did they say what was wrong? Was your input bushing seizing like mine? I have a couple of spares I was thinking of tinkering with, one is just bits and another stops the odo every 1k miles. I might see how I can let the magic out.
                      gene
                      1960 109 w/ 200TDI
                      rebuild blog; http://poppageno.blogspot.com/



                      "We are prisoners of the Present, forever transitioning between our inaccessible Past and our unknowable Future." Neil DeGrasse-Tyson

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                      • #12
                        Nothing specific; just that it needed thorough cleaning, re-greasing, etc.
                        Miles
                        1965 Series 2a 109 diesel soft top/pickup/3-door, Limestone

                        Jesus rides beside me
                        But he never buys any smokes
                        --The Replacements, Can't Hardly Wait

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                        • #13
                          Miles, I had to order some other things from Blanchards so I went ahead and put the inners on the list, Thanks for your offer!

                          I don't know why I didn't put the inner part number up? It is #270718 G
                          gene
                          1960 109 w/ 200TDI
                          rebuild blog; http://poppageno.blogspot.com/



                          "We are prisoners of the Present, forever transitioning between our inaccessible Past and our unknowable Future." Neil DeGrasse-Tyson

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                          • #14
                            Glad you have a way forward.

                            Suggest checking for smooth rotation when you replace the inner to make sure the broken bits didn't damage the outer.

                            I enthusiastically lubed the new one I used with spray graphite. My workbench is now polished to a lovely glow :-) May have overdone it...
                            Miles
                            1965 Series 2a 109 diesel soft top/pickup/3-door, Limestone

                            Jesus rides beside me
                            But he never buys any smokes
                            --The Replacements, Can't Hardly Wait

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                            • #15
                              Just curious, I was prepping my spare t'other day, any one ever use Marvel Mystery Oil as a cable lubricant? Pro's/cons?
                              gene
                              1960 109 w/ 200TDI
                              rebuild blog; http://poppageno.blogspot.com/



                              "We are prisoners of the Present, forever transitioning between our inaccessible Past and our unknowable Future." Neil DeGrasse-Tyson

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