[Healeys] cable

Mike S phoenix722 at comcast.net
Sun May 28 21:56:23 MDT 2017

Interestingly, the speedo was working fine, until one day it didn't.  No 
warning.  I decided to unhook the connection at the back of the speedo 
and see if the square end of the cable was rotatable.  To my surprise, 
the entire cable was not even connected to the speedometer.  Just 
hanging loose.  Since it takes quite a few turns to screw it on, this 
seems odd. Connecting it did not solve the problem. Anyway, the cable 
itself turns quite easily; does this mean the cable itself is broken?  
If so, I will have to pull each end out separately.  It's a real pain to 
get under the car, as it is an inch off the ground (it seems), and I am 
more than an inch thick.  Working from the top as Bob suggested sounds 


On 5/28/2017 7:18 PM, John Spaur wrote:
> Not sure what it takes to get to the back of the speedo but on my BT7 I
> unscrew the cable housing and pull out the cable. A new one can be slipped
> in if the housing is good.
> John
> '62 BT7
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Healeys [mailto:healeys-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of Bob
> England
> Sent: Sunday, May 28, 2017 5:07 PM
> To: 'Healey List'<healeys at autox.team.net>
> Subject: Re: [Healeys] cable
> Finally a question I can help with!  As a new Healy owner I've been lurking
> on the list for the past few weeks, soaking up the questions and answers as
> best a new Healy owner can.
> Answer to your question Mike : from above.  Definitely.  Take the seats out,
> remove the radio console and transmission tunnel, and all is exposed.  Did
> this earlier today on our BJ8 to replace a missing engine/bell housing bolt
> and did not take too long at all.
> Bob
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Healeys [mailto:healeys-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of Mike S
> Sent: May 28, 2017 5:00 PM
> To: Healey List
> Subject: [Healeys] cable
> Any hints on replacing the speedometer cable on my BJ8?  From above or
> below.....?
> --
> Mike


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