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Allan G, Bob E
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#833906 12/20/2020 3:55 AM
by Bob E
Bob E
So I got another tach cable, the first one was junk, the part of the cable that went into the tach drive on engine was to small and kind of rounded and did not engage the drive coming off the engine, just spun in the drive. now the new cable where it goes into the drive on engine is to long by about 1//4 - 3/8 inch, can not get the nut started on adapter. can I cut the square drive off the extra length of the cable to make it work?
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#833989 Dec 20th a 11:39 PM
by Beach
Nothing against any vendors on here but the only place I order instrument cables is Vintage Cables in Canada.
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#833941 Dec 20th a 04:28 PM
by Gary E
Gary E
As Allan said: >>>"Or is it possible that part of an old cable end has broken off into the spindle and blocking it?"<<<

Measure the depth of the engine tach drive hole with a nail or ice pick or whatever. Compare that depth to another machine. Someone on here likely can give you the measurement.
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#833932 Dec 20th a 03:42 PM
by LarryLebel
I've tried to re-solder (or re-tin whatever the right term is) a frayed cable in the past. Although I probably didn't know what I was doing, it didn't work out very well (i.e. at all).
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#833997 Dec 21st a 03:08 AM
by PFribley
Venhill is in Nashville.
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#833967 Dec 20th a 08:44 PM
by Allan G
Allan G
Try removing the inner cable and see how well/far the cable Pushes into the drive piece. Mark it off then measure the length inserted.
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#834005 Dec 21st a 07:41 AM
by Allan G
Allan G
Originally Posted by Beach
Nothing against any vendors on here but the only place I order instrument cables is Vintage Cables in Canada.

I find it’s cheaper in the long run to buy the best the first time around.

Also if your after a 100% correct restoration then these cables are exactly as they were done by Smiths
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