I need some specific help, because I've re-read the speedo threads here a few times, and am not having success.
I have an Autometer Phantom 5892 120 MPH mechanical speedo. I read here in F12 that to connect this to the '89 YJ, I would need a replacement 83" speedometer cable with a 5/8" nut on top and a 7/8" nut on the bottom for the NP231 connection. I went to AutoZone and NAPA, and both of them looked at me like I was insane when I asked them about the cable.
So here's the deal: I am totally willing to send the mechanical back and get an electronic if that's what people recommend, which seems to be the case. What I need to know, specifically, is EVERYTHING that I need to order to make sure this thing works. (I'm on vacation, so if I can rush-ship the stuff here, I can do this before I drive home!) So, sorry to be a pain - I've been asking a lot of rapid-fire questions these past few days because I'm time-limited - but I'd love some confirmation so I can do this right. Everybody's been SO great, and I appreciate everyone's time
Electronic speedo: Autometer Phantom 5887
(3 3/8" electronic)
Hall effect sender unit: Autometer 5291
If I buy these two items, do I have everything I need? The plastic connector at the top of the existing speedo cable (white plastic) can be seen in the slightly-fuzzy background here:
Does the Hall effect sender 5291 connect directly to that existing piece without an adapter or additional part?
If so, do I then wire the electrical signal wires into the 5887?
Sorry for the overly-specific questions. I really want to be sure I order *EVERYTHING* I need this time. If there's a cheap and easy way to get the mechanical speedo I have now (Autometer Phantom 5892
) to connect up with a couple of ordered parts, I'm interested in that, too. I'm not afraid of the work at this point; just afraid I'll end up without what I need, 'cause I keep running into dead ends.