Autometer speedo + TLC speedo cable

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Hi just did a search and found out that the TLC speedo cable doesn't fit into the Autometer mechanical speedo guage. Apparently http://www.wejacks.com/guages/index.html sells a cable that works.

Just wondering if anyone else has another homebrew type solution? I've been brainstorming and was thinking about taking a standard domestic GM speedo cable and splicing it to the TLC cable to make one that fits to the Autometer speedo guage. ... or something to that effect, anyone else with ideas they'd like to share?

I'm also planning to use the autometer 250 - 33 ohm fuel level guage: here's a couple of links I found related to the subject

https://forum.ih8mud.com/showthread.php?t=46929&highlight=autometer
https://forum.ih8mud.com/showthread.php?t=49708&highlight=autometer
https://forum.ih8mud.com/showthread.php?t=46020&highlight=autometer
 
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Thanks for the input, I still like my idea of splicing two different speedo cables together. Just wondering if anyone has tried it and if it works OK or not. I got the idea by fixing a broken speedo cable by splicing the two broken ends together. It works, I don't see why splicing two different speedo cables together won't work.
 
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I cut the speedometer end off of my TLC cable and bought the propper threaded end from a speedo shop for about $5 and it works great. Since I already had a new TLC speedo cable, I didn't see the point in spending another $50. My only warning is that I have only been running this cable for about two weeks. I don't know why it would fail, but I can't say it will last for 100,000 miles.

zglad
 
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Great tip! Thanks! Thjough I'm having a bit of trouble finding a local speedo shop. I guess any shop that specializes in rebuilding factory IP clusters would work.
 
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