RE: [Chrysler300] Tach cable for an F/ lubricants for mechanical things
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

RE: [Chrysler300] Tach cable for an F/ lubricants for mechanical things



Quick comment,  Dave..you do not want grease or lubriplate in there; too
viscous , it makes it whip(winds up against grease friction, releases , then
jumps/snaps ahead ,  repeat. Needle waves up and down..especially on cold
day ) ; It might work at first...but.....I have found lubriplate to be
greatly over rated. Look at your stuck door lock mechanisms, or power window
mechanisms , , white crud gone to solid is lubriplate . Very much in vogue
in 60's. It gets hard as a rock with time, drys out. . Speedo lube is good
--it is a graphite powder you wipe onto inner cable once housing is clear. A
lot like lock lube, graphite dust in very light oil suspension. . Personally
I have found that plain light oil , like 3 in one or 10 weight dripped into
housing hung vertically works perfectly . Most common point of speedo head
bind is not the inside speedo stuff ( that plastic stuff inside strips
usually,  if odo jammed) it is the bushing right where the cable end plugs
in goes dry. A screw comes out of side , you drip some 10w on the felt in
there(some of them) , then work it around the bushing. It frees up. It
causes jumping / noise too. Of course easier with speedo out.

Have 67 dart convert with 300k miles been into cable twice,  speedo 3x.
Would jump when cold or just erratically, drove me crazy....taking in and
out drives you crazy.Especailly on say an F.  . Works great now, all
original , or parts car stuff..but it had all those issues  ; learned not to
mess with insides after ruining more than one speedo looking for a bind.
Kind of thing best left alone if it is working inside--like a clock to me. .
And be sure that bushing spins totally freely. Rest of it usually ok . If
not attacked by a restorer. 

Instead of lubriplate for dab on, I have been using chassis grease , or
recently really good stuff is synthetic Mobil 1 rear axle lube..it is 75W
oil, bulletproof synthetic, will never disintegrate or solidify,  in small
plastic lab squeeze bottle. It stay where you put it.... but will run into
3D mechanisms. Great luck with this so far ,But too thick for speedo cables.


Back to 1900,=  "thick oil" , -----but synthetic is probably forever stable.
Worth the $. 

Probably 0W synthetic would be best for speedo cable too. No temp issues. 

John

-----Original Message-----
From: Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of 'David Schwandt' finsruskw@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300]
Sent: Monday, October 05, 2015 9:26 AM
To: sbeard2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Club
Subject: RE: [Chrysler300] Tach cable for an F

Steve, I'd blow it out good w/some brake, carb cleaner or mineral spirits,
Then lube it up good w/some lubriplate or perhaps there may be a speedo lube
product available. Lubriplate would be my best guess, the same thing as
engine assembly lube.

 

My speedo on the F started acting up just the other day, Had gotten  the car
out to get it cleaned up for a car show yesterday, which I ended up staying
home from because of the lousy weather. On a short drive it started
squealing like a stuck pig so I had to disconnect it at the head. Will have
to remove it and lube it up good as well but I fear the problem is in the
head it self.

 

Not looking forward to having to remove that from the dash, for sure!!

 

Dave Schwandt

 

From: Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of sbeard2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300]
Sent: Monday, October 05, 2015 6:39 AM
To: chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [Chrysler300] Tach cable for an F

 






Good morning 300ites,

 

Going to install my tach cable for my F.

Has not been in the car since 1973 and needs lubed. 

Any tips as to what to use and how to clean the inside of the housing,

Thanks in advance for your help.

Steve Beard

300 F in Delaware, Ohio

 










[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]



------------------------------------
Posted by: "David Schwandt" <finsruskw@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
------------------------------------

To send a message to this group, send an email to:
Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to bob@xxxxxxxxxxxxx or go to
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/all/manage/edit

For list server instructions, go to
http://www.chrysler300club.com/yahoolist/inst.htm

For archives go to
http://www.forwardlook.net/300-archive/search.htm#querylang
------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links






------------------------------------
Posted by: "John Grady" <jkg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
------------------------------------

To send a message to this group, send an email to:
Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to bob@xxxxxxxxxxxxx or
go to https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/all/manage/edit

For list server instructions, go to http://www.chrysler300club.com/yahoolist/inst.htm

For archives go to http://www.forwardlook.net/300-archive/search.htm#querylang
------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Chrysler300/

<*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Chrysler300/join
    (Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
    Chrysler300-digest@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
    Chrysler300-fullfeatured@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    Chrysler300-unsubscribe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
    https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/



Home Back to the Home of the Forward Look Network Archive Sitemap