Re: NOS 1965 speedo cable
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Re: NOS 1965 speedo cable



Thank you Mike.  Good information.  It would seem that most all methods/lubricants will work and that the only caveats are to not lube the cable 5-8” from the speedo head to prevent one’s choice of lubricant from gumming-up the speedometer.  Constant lubrication is needed without draining to the bottom of the trans input or draining into the speedometer gearing.  A high viscosity lubricant (thick/resistant to migrating – i.e. vaseline,...) that will not migrate, retain lubricity, and resistant to attracting contaminants/moisture over time and in different weather/thermal conditions which is why dry graphite lubricants are often recommended.  Given modern chemicals, there are a variety of suitable speedo lube products available; graphite or Mike’s Mopar Speedometer Lubricant appeal to me. 
Additionally, it is easy to apply your choice of speedo lubricant if the cable is out of the car by removing the inner coil and lubricating as per Mike’s method.  If one is performing “maintenance” of the speedo cable
after a long period of use then some of the less viscous products mentioned in this thread would perhaps be easier and more effective if the cable was “gummed-up” with debris then use of the type of flushing lubricant mentioned would be useful.
 
Thanks again,
Gary P.
 
Sent: Monday, June 12, 2017 6:05 AM
Subject: Re: NOS 1965 speedo cable
 
Ok fellas and gal,
I've been watching this discussion and finally decided to add my 2 cents. I have always used Chrysler speedo lube and the attached photos are of a tube from the 70s. I like to fill the top end of the cable housing with lube and then insert the cable while twisting and swirling through the lube which will drag the lube into the housing. Stop adding lube about 8" from full insertion.
Mike
 
On Mon, Jun 12, 2017 at 1:40 AM, MO <micher@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Several people have recommended graphite.  I am assuming dry graphite?  Seems to me that it would not stay in place and would work its way to the lowest point in the cable. . I still stand by a very thin grease. ( vasolene) The spiral winding of the inner cable would tend to bring it towards the top  and negate the effects of gravity pulling it to the bottom.  Anyway that' s my .02 cents worth..........................MO

On Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 1:39:49 PM UTC-5, Poluda wrote:
white grease is good but i would use graphite,
 
On Sat, Jun 10, 2017 at 11:26 PM, <glpav...@xxxxxxx> wrote:
Thank you Dave!
Gary P.
 
Sent: Saturday, June 10, 2017 8:23 PM
Subject: Re: NOS 1965 speedo cable
 
Gary, I have had good luck with using SiliKriol,  for cables, linkages, etc.  Has to be ordered from Kano Labs in Tennessee.
dave


On Friday, June 9, 2017 at 8:03:31 PM UTC-7, glpav...@xxxxxxx wrote:
Thank you all for your helpful suggestions and information re: speedo cable lubrication and procedure!
Gary P.
 
Sent: Friday, June 09, 2017 5:40 PM
Subject: Re: NOS 1965 speedo cable
 
I worked at a Chrysler dealer in the 60s & early 70s & there was a specific graphite lube we used for speedo cables. I believe there was a factory bulletin on it.

Hammer



From: "glpav...@xxxxxxx" <glpav...@xxxxxxx>
To: 1962to19...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Friday, June 9, 2017 4:17 PM
Subject: Re: NOS 1965 speedo cable
 
Thank you Jim.  There are differing thoughts on whether to "lube" the first
12" or so before the cable connects to the speedo; thought is to not
lubricate first 12" to prevent lube from enter the speedo housing;
thoughts?
Gary P.
 
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From: Jimmy Peavy
Sent: Friday, June 09, 2017 2:10 PM
Subject: Re: NOS 1965 speedo cable
 
graphite is preferred because it's a dry lube
pull it from the housing, re-insert in housing
 
> MML,
>
> Easy question; I have a NOS 1965 speedo cable...and making the assumption
> that I should remove the “inner coil” and lubricate it before assembly
> with
> my dash speedo.
> Questions;
> 1) remove inner coil to lube or just apply lubricant at speedo head
> fitting
> and allow to “drain” into length of cable...
> 2) what lubricant is preferred/best?
>
> Thank you,
> Gary P.
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