1969 FJ40 Odometer - Manually Advance?

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I got my instrument cluster and speedometer cable successfully installed. My FJ40 is an original in the family and I forgot to add some miles to the odometer before reinstalling the instrument cluster. I really don't want to pull everything apart again. Can I advance the odometer by removing the cable from the transfer case and turning the cable by hand or with a drill at low speed? If yes, do I rotate the cable clockwise or counterclockwise?
 
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I got my instrument cluster and speedometer cable successfully installed. My FJ40 is an original in the family and I forgot to add some miles to the odometer before reinstalling the instrument cluster. I really don't want to pull everything apart again. Can I advance the odometer by removing the cable from the transfer case and turning the cable by hand or with a drill at low speed? If yes, do I rotate the cable clockwise or counterclockwise?
I might be missing something but, depending on what mileage reading you're after, you could be at it for quite some time with a drill at low speed. If you're just looking to add "some" miles, take it out and drive it.
 

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