It has always been FDA policy to catalogue and stock the broadest possible range of replacement cables.
For many reasons, including customised vehicles, drive options, special fitments, etc., customers will require custom made cables, not only for new fitment but replacement.
Because we appreciate the legal necessity of a functional speedometer drive system, we have equipped our sales facilities with the ability to provide prompt response to these requirements.
Special Speedometer and Tachometer Drive Cables Service
Special speedometer and tachometer drive cables can be manufactured against firm orders to suit all types of veteran, vintage, classic and custom built vehicles, tractors, marine applications, stationary engines etc.
When ordering specials, it is essential to provide all possible relevant information and if available a complete sample. Information required includes length (refer instruction below), make and model of vehicle, type of transmission, make and model of speedometer and tachometer.
The length of a complete assembly is the overall casing length measured
over the ferrules, as illustrated. Length does not include nuts.
If an inner cable is required - Length quoted should be clearly
stated as follows: - "Overall inner cable length = x millimetres".
The following hints on installation are important:
Cable routing should be smooth. Minimum radius should be 6" (150mm).
Ensure that sharp bends and kinks are avoided, especially at
Ensure that connecting nuts are securely tightened by hand (not
spanner or pliers).
Cables should be lubricated every 10,000 kilometers. Withdraw
inner cable and smear lightly with Shell Alvania 2 or equivalent.
Avoid excess grease and do not use oil.
The performance of a speedometer and the service life of the speedomoter
cable depends on correct installation and mainenance.
Please contact your nearest FDA branch for more information about the speedometer cables to suit your needs.
DO IT YOURSELF SPEEDOMETER/TACHOMETER KITS
Popular Universal Replacement Speedo Inner Core D.I.Y. Kits
Kit P/N Length
Most American Vehicles with cables up to 2m long
Most Bedford Vehicles
Ford Cortina & Capri
Ford Falcon except C4 Trans
1977-79 6 cyl
1963-80 except 1972-73 Manual Pacer 1973-76 VJ-BK with Hi-line inst and CL-CM Regal and sports pack 770 instruments (thess use K20)
1948-81 except FB,EK models (use K20)
Holden Commodore, Holden Torana and Sunbird, Holden Camira, most international vehicles with cables upto 2m
Mitsubushi Sigma with Aus Trans
Toyota Corolla fitted with Trimatic Auto Trans
American vehicles with cables over 2m long
Ford Fairlane and Falcons with C4 Trans
Holden FB and EK
Chrysler VH Pacer, CL, CM sports pack and Regal
Most Austin, British Leyland, Hillman, Jaguar Rover