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Re: Remove the Speedometer cable
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Thanks to everyones input, a lot of good information here from so many knowledgeable people. So I guess the next step will be to remove the Speedometer. Besides not reading correct, the reset button doesn't work also.
Any easy way to remove it?
Thanks!
Wes

Posted on: 10/24 6:10:21
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Re: Wes's Maroon 1947 Custom Super Clipper
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Well I just want to thank everyone for all the input and help, I really appreciate all the help.
Today was one of those Good Days, Bad Days. I was thinking this would be a good time to fix a few small things. Removing a Speedometer is not one of them. getting the lower screw out had me thinking is is going to be a piece of cake. Needless to say it wasn't and then the clouds started moving in so after thinking this will not be so easy I started to put it back together. One of the good things was I did disconnect the battery while working, that is after I saw my first spark. I had removed the horns to get to the rubber grommet where the cables were. Got that hooked back up but at the same time knocked off the linkage to the gas pedal. So with all the screws back in place, time to do a test run and see if anything had changed. Started to start it up and notice the started would labor every time I would let up on the gas pedal and the engine didn't not start. I got out and found the linkage for the pedal was lying down on the starter. I went to grab it to put it back and I got the shock of my life. The rod was acting as a ground and was very hot. Ran and got my 1/2 inch wrench to remove the negative cable. But now that I think of it since the key was off the and I wasn't cranking there would be no more current going though it. But I wasn't thing just reacting to burnt fingers. So with power removed I went to pickup the linkage with the other hand, wrong move! Still very hot but this time no burn, I let go very quick this time. So got a pair of pliers and hooked the linkage back up. So time to checkout the rest of my fixes.
Started right up, going around the block and didn't look like the speedometer wasn't working but the faster I went, it started showing a speed. Now I put on my turn signal, I could here the relay clicking but no light flashing in the speedometer, Left or Right. I guess I must had knock a wire loose while working in there. But at least the outside signals were working. It started to sprinkle so I tried to turn on the wipers, no luck. Another wire must have gotten knocked loose.
Got back to the house and shut off the engine, temperature gauge showed in the middle, so I figure this would be a good check on starting a hot engine. Tried it and it started up, so maybe I did make some head way. Well pulled it in the garage and figure I will work on removing the the speedometer after my finger fells better. Having a little Jack tonight to help the pain. Staring to feel better.

Oh, I got to check the Kick-Down switch, works great now! At least one solid fix.

Maybe need to change this Blog to the Adventures of Wes! or maybe Misadventures of Wes!.

Thanks all for the your help!
Wes

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Posted on: 10/23 19:00:30
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Re: Wes's Maroon 1947 Custom Super Clipper
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Yes Howard, it looks like I'll have to rebend the fuel line once I get a shield. At least I do have the upper shield so I'm good there.
Thanks for the help!
Wes
p.s. At least I'm not using clothes pins ;^).

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Posted on: 10/23 7:54:52
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Re: Remove the Speedometer cable
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Thanks James, I was looking at cleaning up the sheath because it has a little surface rust on it. And you say to use graphite, okay I myself was going to use Lithium Grease. So Graphite it is, if I can find some.
Looking at the back of my spare Speedometer, I found an opening at the 9 o'clock position. But it doesn't look like it will take oil, but I will try.
So I'll leave the speedometer in the rubber grommet and just clean it up and put it back.
Thanks!
Wes

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Posted on: 10/23 7:37:05
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Re: Wes's Maroon 1947 Custom Super Clipper
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PTV and Ernie good catch, I didn't noticed that. I can pull one off my rust bucket next time I go to the farm.
Wes

Posted on: 10/22 18:26:24
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Re: Wes's Maroon 1947 Custom Super Clipper
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Noticed I'm having a problem trying to start after it gets up to operating temperature. Starts fine when cold and no problems cruising down the road. So after a little research on this Web Site, I thinking maybe it's a vapor lock causing the problem. When the carb was changed out by the previous owner, he used a copper line. So I'm replacing it with a steal line with a heat shield. So once I get the cables cleaned and lubed I'll see what happens.
Wes

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Re: Wes's Maroon 1947 Custom Super Clipper
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Finally cleaned and reinstalled the Overdrive Cut-Out Switch. Still need to check it out. But since the Speedometer is sticking and not reading correctly at times. I figure this would be a good time to clean and lube the cable.
Wes

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Posted on: 10/22 16:55:09
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Remove the Speedometer cable
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Trying to remove the speedometer cable so I can clean and lube it. The problem is I don't know how to take it out of the rubber mount in the firewall.
After that I'm going to try and remove the Speedometer it's self and lube also. So any helpful information would be greatly appreciated.
And while I'm here I might as well do the Overdrive cable.
Wes

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Posted on: 10/22 16:46:41
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Re: Gas Tank Identification
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PTV, it does look like a 46-47 tank if you cut off the fill neck and whistle pipe.
Wes

Posted on: 10/22 8:20:55
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Re: The Duchess Project: 1940 Super 8 Convertible Sedan
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JoeSantana, sorry no help here but I do enjoy reading your blog along with everyone else and their blogs, so keep posting.
Wes

Posted on: 10/20 8:29:30
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