Speedo Cable

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blackfriar43
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Speedo Cable

Post by blackfriar43 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:39 am

Hello again everyone, i am needing a bit more help with my 1953 CJ3A , is there a special tool to remove the speedo cable from down below, dont seem to be able to get any tools i have in to remove end of said cable (no room) . jim

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Re: Speedo Cable

Post by Rus Curtis » Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:04 am

Jim,
It should be a round knurled threaded cap that you can unscrew with your fingers. It would not surprise me that the PO used something to tighten it just a bit beyond finger tight. You may be able to get something in there like a small pair of channel locks (off-set jaws).
Example:
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Channellock ... /100051059


I would also try a towel wrapped (as best as possible) to increase the diameter of the cap and use your dominate hand. Also try wiggling the cable housing - Sometimes binding can make it worse and wiggling the cable can, in some cases, help.
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Re: Speedo Cable

Post by blackfriar43 » Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:20 am

Thank you for the reply . jim

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Re: Speedo Cable

Post by Joe Gopan » Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:40 am

Channel Locks has been the tool of choice for 60 years.
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