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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 4th, 01, 11:50 AM Thread Starter
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Well, the Tremec that has been sitting in my garage for a year is finally going in the car. I have started reassembling it now that the paint is almost done.

I have a question for those of you that have done a tremec install - which speedometer cable and firewall hole did you use?

My Muncie cable hooks up to the tranny on the passenger side and uses the hole closest to the tranny tunnel.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 4th, 01, 01:25 PM
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Look up teetoe_jones in the general tech section for simular instructions on installing a T-56. he is looking for a sample car.

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Gene,

I ended up having North Hollywood Speedometer and Clock make the cable for me.

The transmission side is the same as a 5.0 Mustang manual transmission. The driven gear will have a 1/2" long guide pin on the end. I think on the automatics the pin is about 1" long. The longer pin will not fit the Tremec.

I had the speedometer end made the same as stock.

Bring a firewall grommet along and have them install it before putting the ends on.

You're running 3.73:1 gears right? If so, and your tire is about 26" tall (255/60/15 BFG for me) then get a 18 tooth driven gear. It's pretty darn close to perfect.

I originally bought Forte's cable but it was 7" too short.

Forte's also made an adapter that bolted onto the Tremec and allowed the use of your original cable. It costs more than having a custom cable made that fits better.

The cable cost me around $35 minus the driven gear. From Ford they run around $12. The Ford P/N is CODD-17271-B.

If your old cable is still good the shop can just put on the Ford end. Be sure to allow a little extra length. It's a lot easier to route a little extra than stretching a little extra!

If you can't find someplace to do that for you let me know. North Hollywood Speedometer is only 15 minutes from me.

I only have one speedo cable firewall hole. I believe it's sort of under and to the left of the brake booster.

Carl

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 4th, 01, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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Carl, My car originally came with a manual 3-speed. The 3-speed's speedo drive was on the driver's side. I was thinking that I could simply use a 3-speed cable, but was wondering what others have done.

The 3-speed cable goes thru the firewall in a different location. I drilled the new hole in the firewall based upon drawings in the assembly manual when I switched to the Muncie.

I believe the speedo adapter came with my TKO. I remember Mike asking me what gear ratio I have in the rear end and I remember noticing it on the tranny - it's anodized blue.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 4th, 01, 05:50 PM
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Gene,

Sounds like you have the adapter.

Let the fun begin!

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