1984 F-250 E4OD swap - Which Speedometer cable?

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1984 F-250 E4OD swap - Which Speedometer cable?

ggmchev
Hello all,

I have completed an E4OD transmission swap in my f250.  I want to know where I can get a cable to connect my 1984 speedometer to an 89-91 electronic sensor with a cable drive from the transmission tail shaft speed sensor.

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Re: 1984 F-250 E4OD swap - Which Speedometer cable?

85lebaront2
I would suspect a 1989-1991 should fit, they are still mechanical speedometers and the location of the speedometer is pretty close to the 1980-1986 location.
"Getting old is inevitable, growing up is optional"
Darth Vader 1986 F-350 460 converted to MAF/SEFI, E4OD 12X3 1/2 rear brakes, traction loc 3:55 gear, 160 amp 3G alternator
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Re: 1984 F-250 E4OD swap - Which Speedometer cable?

Gary Lewis
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The sensor I have provides both an electrical signal as as well as a place to connect a traditional speedo cable.  If you had one of those you could probably use your existing cable.


Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/soon-to-be ZF5/3.55's & EEC-V MAF/SEFI
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Re: 1984 F-250 E4OD swap - Which Speedometer cable?

ggmchev
I have the same looking sensor,  but I have a 2wd.  I haven't yet had a chance to check and see if an 89-91 cable fits.  None of the parts places around have them in stock.
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Re: 1984 F-250 E4OD swap - Which Speedometer cable?

Gary Lewis
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The unit I have connects nicely with the 80-86 cable.
Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/soon-to-be ZF5/3.55's & EEC-V MAF/SEFI
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Re: 1984 F-250 E4OD swap - Which Speedometer cable?

85lebaront2
And will also connect with a 1988-91 E4OD length cable. That 7" longer is what gets you.
"Getting old is inevitable, growing up is optional"
Darth Vader 1986 F-350 460 converted to MAF/SEFI, E4OD 12X3 1/2 rear brakes, traction loc 3:55 gear, 160 amp 3G alternator
Wife's 2011 Flex Limited
Daily Driver 1994 Taurus LX
Project car 1986 Chrysler LeBaron convertible 2.2L Turbo II, modified A413