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Old 07-01-2013, 01:11   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everyone, im currently putting a el xr8 running gear into my 1959 ford ranchwagon and i need some help with hooking up the speedo cable and fuel lines.
i have fuel lines from the xr8, i was just wondering how i would do the return line into the fuel tank.
now for the speedo i was looking at buying one of these speedo cables from Speedometer Cable, Speedometer Cables #7300 but was wondering how many tooth drive would i need? im running the xr8 engine and 4speed gearbox with a 3.0:1 9inch diff or if anyone knows how to do it differently i would be greatful for the info.

any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Re: 1959 ford ranchwagon xr8 conversion HELP!!

Can't help you with the first part, at least not without pics, but this might help with the speedo gears: Speedometer Gear Calculator | GTSparkplugs
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Thanks for that mate, I have attempted to calculate the speedo gears and I have come out with 21.4 tooth but im not sure if its correct because the driven gear is 22tooth and the drive gear would be 21tooth? I though that the drive gear had to be a multiple of the driven gear?
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My M5R2 has 8 teeth on the drive gear, my tires are 30" and my speedo is 21 teeth. I'm just about dead nuts in accuracy on my speedometer.The hardest part is generally finding out how many teeth are on the tranny.
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Cheers mate, I got it figured out now, thanks for the help :)
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Glad to hear it!
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