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    Wow. Where did that cable come from? It looks heavy duty.
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    That's just a rubber sleeve over an otherwise standard cable sheath. Look closely at my home made cable and you'll see a similar sleeve transferred over. You need that sleeve to fill out the grommet hole. Brandon's car doesn't have a grommet, so I didn't worry about one for him. If he ever needs one, a piece of 5/16 fuel line hose will work nicely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by content22207 View Post
    That's just a rubber sleeve over an otherwise standard cable sheath. Look closely at my home made cable and you'll see a similar sleeve transferred over. You need that sleeve to fill out the grommet hole. Brandon's car doesn't have a grommet, so I didn't worry about one for him. If he ever needs one, a piece of 5/16 fuel line hose will work nicely.
    Well that makes sense. I've just been using a can of Great Stuff Foam to fill holes like that in my car.
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    Bill, do you want me to send it to you? Which end do you need?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevedmc View Post
    Wow. Where did that cable come from? It looks heavy duty.
    It's a piece of heater hose.

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    Bill, do you want me to send it to you? Which end do you need?
    Do you want a single piece speedometer cable, or are you just donating a nut to the cause?

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    Just donating to the cause. My speedo works for now, so I'll get my one-piece cable later.

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    Bill, do you need me to send you a camera so you can document making one? I can't seem to find my old cable so I'm not able to make a video of the process at the moment.
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    Unfortunately I was only born with two hands, so unless I can tuck your video camera on my shoulder or hold it in my mouth it would be close to useless.

    I am happy to document the process with still photographs.

    Until my crimp on ends show up, speedometer cables are on hold. Retail price of those Dorman kits is $8 (plus sales tax), so I think I did pretty well -- buy 3, get 5 free. I've also got a 20% Autozone coupon expiring next week, so I think I'll use it on a cable. Whoever gets the first one will have less than $10 in parts.

    Bill Robertson
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    Why don't we give a few of them away for free? I'll even reimburse you for the cost. I've been wanting to give some stuff away for free as a thanks to those that have signed up for DMCToday.

    We could start a thread and raffle off three or so cables to people that need one. I'll gladly pay for it.
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