My 1973 Ford F250 camper special is running fine now, thanks. (See previous post). The issue I have now is the speedometer. It doesn't work. In my ignorance I ordered a new cable for it. When I took it in to get the rear brakes serviced, I asked the mechanic to replace the cable with the one I provided. He told me the speedometer drive gear is worn, that's why it doesn't work, and yet I still have a new cable.
He claimed I would have to disassemble the tranny to fix it. After going through the service manual, I think he was wrong. It installs from the outside and has a retainer, No?
Now the questions: A replacement is available with 6,7, or 8 teeth. Which one would have been stock in the Camper Special? How tall were the stock tires? The original rims were 16.5, it now has 16" Dodge rims. Can I get as tall a tire for the 16 inch rim as was stock on the 16.5s? And then use the stock gear? Anyone else out there using Dodge rims?