1966 Olds 88 speedo cable needed

Old March 15th, 2007, 02:23 AM
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Question 1966 Olds 88 speedo cable needed

I have a friend in Sweden with a 1966 Oldsmobile 88 she has almost completely restored. She needs a speedometer cable. As you would guess these kinds of parts are impossible to find over there.

I have been asked to see if could help on this side of the pond.

Are these readily available? Where? Are there other models that use the same cable I could be looking for?


TIA for any help
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Old March 15th, 2007, 08:37 PM
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I've got a speedometer cable from a 1968 Delta 88, it may be the same. It runs to the drivers side front wheel rather than the later style that runs to the transmission. I've been told that 1965 to 1970 full sized use this cable method, but I don't know if the connection to the back of the speedometer head is the same. John
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Old March 16th, 2007, 12:24 AM
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I've got a speedometer cable from a 1968 Delta 88, it may be the same. It runs to the drivers side front wheel rather than the later style that runs to the transmission. I've been told that 1965 to 1970 full sized use this cable method, but I don't know if the connection to the back of the speedometer head is the same. John
Hi 2blu442,

I really appreciate the response. Unfortunately I know nothing about the Olds 88. I will forward this to my friend. I should get some sort of response today or tomorrow.

I will be in touch, thanks!
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Old March 16th, 2007, 03:16 AM
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Hi 2blu442,

Sounds like it will work for her car.

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Got another one or that one still? I need one too!
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Old September 24th, 2013, 03:17 PM
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Try CANUCKCARS. They have an ebay store and have listed these cables in the past.
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Old November 5th, 2013, 09:40 AM
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http://www.deluxespeedometer.com/ is building me one right now and soon will be shipped to my door. Price was extremely reasonable for a brand new manufactured part and I will let you all know how it works and take photos of it before and after the install. John at Deluxe Speedometer was extremely helpful adn easy to deal with also!
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Old November 10th, 2013, 09:18 AM
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yes,please let us know as i too could use a spare..thanks.
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Old November 19th, 2013, 03:25 PM
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just bought one from e-bay,will post pics as soon as i get it...
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Old November 19th, 2013, 03:37 PM
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N.O.S. Original Speedometer Cables

I have some N.O.S. original speedometer cables -- not some made up by "johnny-come lately" outfit......

If that is more your style -- call me --- can't tell you if I have yours while I'm in the library at the computer.....

Call me ---- Craig -- 516 - 485 - 1935.... New York.....
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Old November 25th, 2013, 05:52 PM
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here's the pics of speedo cable that i bought from e-bay..canuckcars i think it was..actually lookes like a tach drive cable for a distr..80" long.hope it fits
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Old November 25th, 2013, 06:59 PM
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i have one from a 66 jetstare 88 for 50.00
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