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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-10-2018, 12:47 PM Thread Starter
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Speedometer Cable Clip

Looking for some pro tips on how to properly install this clip. They are fairly brittle and I am now waiting on a second one to come in. These work differently than the brake/gas line butterfly clips as the butterfly is already compressed and on the inside of the panel. Hate to ask for help on something so simple, but at 5 bucks a go I'll gladly take some pointers. Thanks in advance.
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69 390 4 speed car. First picture is of the lower floorboard on the passenger side which is how it came from the factory. Here is a wider shot for reference. Thanks!
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Well mine is a 65 but I got the same clip. Mine mounted on the transmission cross member to keep the cable from getting onto the exhaust pipe and melting which my last one did because I didn't have the retaining clip.


With your cable on the clamp, you push the stud part through the hole in the clip and knock it into the hole in the pan or frame rail where it is supposed to go. Since the middle of that stud part is folded up, I believe you are supposed to slide a thin flat blade down in there once you have it in the hole and tap it lightly to spread that out. I haven't done that yet and mine is still loose. Spreading the center of that folded up nub on the stud is the same and pinching the stud tabs on the other kind. It spreads the stud out on the inside of the hole and tightens down the clamp. The difference is this one that you show can't be "un-spread". I'm afraid I might still have to move something or whatever. Make sure you are done before you tighten that down because these were/are apparently notorious for being one time install parts.


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Thank you, macstang. That was my initial thought also, but I just wasn't successful at it. I do think that is the correct way to go and will try again when the new clip arrives. Thanks for taking the time to post.
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I have a small piece of 1/8 square stock about 8 long that I use for those (picked up at the hardware store). It works a little better than a small screwdriver in my opinion. Put the clip in place, insert the 1/8 square, and give it 2 or 3 gentle taps. That flares out the clip and holds securely.
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