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Unread 04-07-2015, 06:33 PM   #1
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Autometer Speedo Swap, Redux

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.

THANKS!

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Unread 04-07-2015, 07:49 PM   #2
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Part number 4030

http://www.transmissioncenter.org/speedometer_cable.htm
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Unread 04-07-2015, 08:27 PM   #3
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Thanks, T800; I think I'd been directed to this site, but wasn't sure exactly what to look at. That's a perfect, simple, inexpensive answer for the mechanical.

For shifts and giggles, can anyone comment to the appropriate needed equipment to go electronic?
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Unread 04-07-2015, 09:07 PM   #4
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The sending unit you linked to looks to me like it'd work just fine. That Autometer stuff is a bit pricey, IMO.

Check out Speedhut. I've used them in motorcycles - it's a solid gauge with lifetime warranty.

http://www.speedhut.com/gauge/G338-S...h-programmable

Customize to your liking.

And a sending unit ...

http://www.speedhut.com/ecommerce/pr...magnetic-pulse
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Unread 04-08-2015, 12:04 PM   #5
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You can also call up this place, they can make any cable you need. Cost was about $50 to make mine when I did the autometer install. My stock cable however did not measure 83" my cable was 93". Maybe due to auto trans? They sent me a super nice heavy duty cable.

www.speedometersolutions.com
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