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Offline RadBOSS

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Speedometer cable floorpan clip
« on: June 13, 2018, 04:29:06 pm »
I give ...

So how do we active that funny looking. clip that will anchor itself with the speedo cable to the floor pan?

Am I going to regret having already installed the carpet?

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Re: Speedometer cable floorpan clip
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2018, 07:42:14 pm »


 Don't worry it goes in from the bottom ..the exhaust is more the issue i did it i can be done.
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Re: Speedometer cable floorpan clip
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2018, 04:09:40 pm »
How are you supposed to lock the clip into the floor pan?


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Re: Speedometer cable floorpan clip
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2018, 04:42:23 pm »
Push it in the hole and pinch the metal tabes with pliers. That'll spread out the tabs enough to hold it in the hole. Make sure the little rubbery washer is between the clip and body, for a seal.
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Re: Speedometer cable floorpan clip
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2018, 04:45:22 pm »
For reference, the same clip is used on the fuel line under the driver's door. 381832-S100.
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Re: Speedometer cable floorpan clip
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2018, 05:08:35 pm »
Here's what I used:

Original on the left and a new one from AMK on the right


My floor pan has a dimple near where it goes, but there already was a hole drilled that lined up good with the grommet on the cable

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Re: Speedometer cable floorpan clip
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2018, 09:15:20 pm »
the 4 speed speedo cable holder is different than the  fuel line brake line  holder  &  the auto speedo cable holder is different than the 4 speed cable holder.

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Re: Speedometer cable floorpan clip
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2018, 01:15:06 am »
the 4 speed speedo cable holder is different than the  fuel line brake line  holder  &  the auto speedo cable holder is different than the 4 speed cable holder.

I was going to say... mine is not the same clip as in the picture.  428 / 4spd car though, so maybe that's why?  (my pics below)

Here is a link to Dave W's '70 Boss Eliminator survivor inspection video with WCCC.  Can see the clip here in the video (time 26:58).  Looks like the picture posted above, or close to it.  Not the same as my clip.

https://youtu.be/Q7ITjri4IDU?t=1618
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Re: Speedometer cable floorpan clip
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2018, 06:28:33 am »
mike that clip is what i seen on the lh side floor holding the auto speedo cable just before the tailshaft &  a fuel line clip & bolt holds the cable by lh lower firewall area also on auto cars.  i dont  think anybody makes the original type 4-speed rh rear cable holder clip but DC makes the lh front firewall strap for the 4=speed cable.

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Re: Speedometer cable floorpan clip
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2018, 11:46:27 pm »
Thanks. Given the way the tab is formed I don’t see how that expands anything in the hole


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Re: Speedometer cable floorpan clip
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2018, 05:11:27 am »
Are any of the pictures in this thread the correct rear clip ? If not, can someone post a picture of the correct one ?

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Re: Speedometer cable floorpan clip
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2018, 03:26:52 pm »
I found a clip that is similar to the brake line clips but slightly different. It has a part number on it that appears to be P1620 and what I assume is the manufacturers logo underneath the part number.   
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Re: Speedometer cable floorpan clip
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2018, 04:26:01 pm »
thats not it

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Re: Speedometer cable floorpan clip
« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2018, 05:16:33 am »
I hope this isn't so different as to confuse the issue, but here is the one on my 3/69 built San Jose car.  They could have varied by assembly plant?  I don't know what Ed doesn't like about yours (though he is probably correct) John but it appears very much like the one that was on my car.

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Re: Speedometer cable floorpan clip
« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2018, 07:10:18 am »
Look on ebay  142666293092 as thats what i see on dearborn 4-speeds & its  still on the cable & thats the only way i have found them. Problem is once u spread apart the tabs into the floorpan they can break off if u dont remove clip carefully. Its one of them parts that werent designed to be used over & this is why u see so many 4-speed cables melted on h-pipe because this clip ears got broke off & wasnt reinstalled when cable was replaced. I sent both of these speedo cable holders to dead nuts on years ago but they never got repoed. Carpenter did make the other  lh metal firewall speedo cable holder that holds cable in place below where the throttle cable attaches to firewall. This much needed clip needs repoed so i may send one to chris brown to  made unless somebody else wants to repo it as ford never serviced this part from what i have seen.
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