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Old 09-21-2009, 01:32 PM   #1
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I was wondering if anyone knows of any companies that have the conversion box that takes a vss signal and runs a mechanical speedometer? Thanks
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This is for a 67 chevelle, sorry
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I was wondering if anyone knows of any companies that have the conversion box that takes a vss signal and runs a mechanical speedometer? Thanks
http://www.abbott-tach.com/cablex.htm

Its $300. I still need mine but i feel like 300 is to much for this.
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My brother was looking for the same thing. the cable X is the only one that I have heard of being used. But I might try this one http://www.dragonaero.com/SpeedChang...anicalPage.htm $130 is a lot better than 300, I just can`t find anyone who has actually used it yet.
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If you have a 4l60 e there is also a kit for the tail shaft that converts it to mechanical cable driven for the speedo. I think it runs 300+. I believe Bman did this in his lemans he is building.
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My brother was looking for the same thing. the cable X is the only one that I have heard of being used. But I might try this one http://www.dragonaero.com/SpeedChang...anicalPage.htm $130 is a lot better than 300, I just can`t find anyone who has actually used it yet.
I have the Abbot box. It works.
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Does the Cable -X box make any noises that you can hear?
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Does the Cable -X box make any noises that you can hear?
The box is under the hood. Have no idea what noise if any it would make if it were mounted under the dash.
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Have you considered converting your tach to electrical? I did that on my 68 vette. I found a tach with the same sweep, put it in the housing and used the mechanical faceplate and needle.
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Have you considered converting your tach to electrical? I did that on my 68 vette. I found a tach with the same sweep, put it in the housing and used the mechanical faceplate and needle.
I am converting to an electric tach out of a 75 or 76 (do not remember the exact year).
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If you have a 4l60 e there is also a kit for the tail shaft that converts it to mechanical cable driven for the speedo. I think it runs 300+. I believe Bman did this in his lemans he is building.
There is a similar solution for T56s.

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i have the Abbot box, mounted under the dash-it does make a kind of rattle noise, they told me you can cover it with insulation
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Got my cable x off of ebay through i believe their ebay store it was alot cheaper and great support after i bought it. I got the 30 slot model which they say does not have the problem of a bouncing needle. I mounted mine in the engine compartment on the fenderwell. Do a search on ebay for abbott cable x. I am very happy with mine. It let me keep the factory gauges and that was what i wanted.
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Does the Cable -X box make any noises that you can hear?
Mine does make some noise when it's really cold out for the first few miles, but it does have over 125,000 miles on it. And when I say cold out, I mean like 20 degrees or so.
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Cable X here.
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I worked with http://www.cmacable.com through the entire process of modifying my ATV. They have A+ customer service and an excellent line of cable and restraints. If you are looking for Mechanical Cables cma is the way to go!
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i have the cable-x works great, slight whirring noise at <5mph... but its not objectional at all, its in my glovebox.
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Do a search on EBay. Tachman 1 has the best prices. That is who I bought mine from. Funny thing though he is in the same town where Abbott Industries is located. I only paid about $250 for mine. Cheaper than If I bought directly from Abbott Industries. I have yet to install it so I cannot comment on any noise. I really haven't heard any problems though. Tachman1 has an auction going right at this moment.
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is cable x still the way to go?
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