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1972 250C speedo cable

I picked up a 72' 250C that had been sitting in a barn for the past 20 years for $1,200. It is in great condition(never wrecked)with a little rust in the trunk area and around the battery box. After cleaning the fuel tank and replacing the old rubber brake lines I started it and drove it about 175 miles home. It has been a great running car. My speedometer broke last week and I need a new cable. I don't want to order one from the dealership because of the huge prices they charge. Can anyone tell me if it is possible to just by the inner cable and if so where? This is a great website. Glad I found it. Thanks
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RE: 1972 250C speedo cable

I take it you have the old speedo cable off because I had the dealer replace mine and it turns out that the actual speedometer is at fault, the speed indicator still worked but the trip meter and the odometer didn't work. You could try a salvage yard or search google. Just a thought[:)]
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RE: 1972 250C speedo cable

Thanks for the reply. I believe that you are correct that the speedo itself could be at fault because the trip meter did not work correctly and it would read about 10mph faster at any speed over 60. I have not pulled the cable to check for a break but after reading your post I will check into getting a used speedo. Thanks again.
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RE: 1972 250C speedo cable

You could also have the original one rebuilt, I found this guy on the web and I plan on having him rebuild my speedometer aswell as the clock.

http://www.speedometer.com/index.html

If you wanted to get a brand new speedometer it's rather expensive through these guys but it's new.

www.adsitco.com

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Question speedometer troubles

I'm having some speedometer troubles as well. Both the speedometer and odometer stopped . 1973 280sel 4.5
Did you find a solution to yours? Did you contact that speedometer website?

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If both quit, I would suspect the cable. The odometers quit because the plastic gears slip on the shaft. The speedo cable can be broken? disconnect the cable at the trans and spin the inner cable to verify the needle moves.
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