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1955 chevy speedometer problem

I just replaced the speedometer cable now it works but its about 20mph off.it show 70 when im going 50. I bought the cable for a 55 chevy.but the eng. and tranmission was replaced with a 350. Could I have the wrong cable. I just bought the car and all I know is the eng and trany is not org.
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SOURCE: my speedometer is showing that im going faster then i really am going

make sure that your digital readings are set to standard instead of metric.it could be that you bumped the button(in middle of the dash.MPH/KM/h

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SOURCE: Speedometer is showing wrong speed

does it have a large sensor on the back of the trans for the speedo. If the sensor is about the size of the bottom of a pop car remove it and see if the gear is apple cored. If it is you have to go to a dealer and they will ask you what colour it is

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SOURCE: speedometer not working cable good from trany to

THE SPEEDOMETER CABLE GOOD AND SPEEDOMETER NOT WORKING.2 POSSIBLE CAUSES WHILE ITS NOT WORKING SPEEDOMETER GAUGE BROKEN OR SPEEDOMETER DRIVE GEAR IN EXTENSION HOUSING BROKEN.

Posted on Jun 14, 2010

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