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Speedometer gears
« on: May 21, 2020, 03:10:31 PM »
Disassembled a few 4 speeds this month. Is it common to have the speedometer gear distorted or destroyed?  I've only taken a half dozen or so apart over my lifetime and the last  2 were really bad. Also, I found replacements on Amazon for $27 if anyone needs any.

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Re: Speedometer gears
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2020, 07:03:07 PM »
Maybe not set correctly. Dang things are expensive now.
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Re: Speedometer gears
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2020, 08:08:34 PM »
I have rarely seen gears that worn , could be wrong oil used or the drive not clocked / positioned with correct mesh
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« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2020, 05:52:03 AM »
I think there are a lot of people that don't realize the housing needs to be clocked correctly depending on the gear used.  If I had to put money on it, that's what I would bet on.
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Re: Speedometer gears
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2020, 06:06:26 AM »
Maybe a seized cable ?
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« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2020, 05:16:27 PM »
Maybe a seized cable ?

yep...those actual gears are plastic, and the gear in tranny is metal.   If the cable seizes while your driving the car (like too close to a header pipe) then something has to give...  and that something is the plastic gear !!   Had it happen to me once..   

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« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2020, 08:57:45 PM »
The clocking is important.

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« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2020, 06:40:12 AM »
All good points. One thing I always forget is the last 2 I took apart are from 1968 and 69. Not bad for 50+years.

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Re: Speedometer gears
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2020, 06:43:26 AM »
Thanks for posting this thread....I've learned that they are available on Amazon which is great :veryexcited:

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« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2020, 07:06:42 AM »
Brewer's Performance sells them as well

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« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2020, 07:41:16 AM »
Well I knew Brewers has them, I buy all my 4 speed stuff from them, I was just amazed that they are on Amazon as well :twothumbsup:

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Re: Speedometer gears
« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2020, 07:50:29 AM »
Last time I checked, Brewers had a large stash of used speedo gears at a much lower price than new. I bought mine from them and it was perfect.  :ohyeah:

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« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2020, 09:46:51 AM »
I've bought a lot from brewers.  I was a little disappointed the last time. I felt they gouged me on the freight.  Mailed it to me in a padded envelope and charged me almost $20. Nothing but clips and small hardware. Lucky if it cost $3 to ship.  That's why I went to Amazon this time. Same gears at half the price landed at my door.

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