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 Post subject: Speedometer cable gear
PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2015 7:36 pm 
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Is this the correct gear for a 223 speedo cable at the transmission end? http://www.macsautoparts.com/ford_mercu ... -only.html

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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2015 8:25 pm 
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That type of gear is correct. I don't know if its the same teeth wise as the 6 cyl..

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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2015 8:43 pm 
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I believe the 6 cylinder have the 20-tooth gear. Not 100 percent but I believe so. Thanks for your help!

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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2015 10:38 pm 
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The correct gear for your car is not going to be determined by whether you have a V-8 or 6 cylinder engine. The same style of speedo gears are used in cars with either engine. What you need to determine is the gear ratio of your differential. Hopefully, the aluminum tag stating the gear ratio is still on one of the differential nuts on the rear end. Once you have determined your gear ratio, take a look at the chart in the 1952 Ford Shop Manual on page 230 and select the speedo gear with the number of teeth that matches your differential ratio. Choosing the wrong gear will result in speedometer error. Alan S. Freeman

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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2015 11:11 am 
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Does anyone know if you can get these from a local type shop?

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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2015 3:17 pm 
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try www.transmissionCenter.net good site for your gear with pic's etc.they ship UPS phone # listed also hope this helps Barry

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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2015 7:06 pm 
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54swampthing wrote:
Does anyone know if you can get these from a local type shop?
If they have been around a while they should.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:42 pm 
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can anyone tell me the correct number of teeth for the speedo cable drive gear...1954 standard shift with overdrive...thanks


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:30 pm 
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Speedo gears are also carried by the TBird parts stores. CASCO lists four different tooth counts. The same type gear was used in 55 and 56, and certain 57's (O/D cars)

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