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Re: Mk III speedo cable install + fuel gauge correction - help needed

Posted by on May 20, 2010 at 13:11:58:

In Reply to: Mk III speedo cable install + fuel gauge correction - help needed posted by John Ruth on May 20, 2010 at 06:10:53:

: I just acquired the Turner Mk III # 63 592, it is a fine example of the type and very original. I am seeking some tech help in regards to fitting a speedo cable onto the car, as of now there is no cable thus I took the first drive in the car using the rev counter to determine the MPH. I prefer to rely upon the speedometer to work so plan to fit the cable if I can get either a repair manual process that shows the install to the Ford/Cortina gearbox , or if any of the group can give me a write up on how to accomplish this task, it should make the job all the easier.

: The only other bug is that the fuel gauge reads backwards? Perhaps caused by incorrect hook up of the wiring leads to the gauge or fuel sender unit - anyone that has experience with correcting this, please send word!

: Many thanks, and I look forward to participating with the registry,
: John Ruth
: Michigan USA

John,
The Turner uses a standard Smiths Speedometer. A Lotus Elan speedo cable should do the trick, just confirm the length you need and compare it to the Elan's length.

There is a bracket and some other components needed to attach the cable to the transmission housing. A service manual for a 1967 and earlier Ford Cortina such as Autobooks will provide the information on the attachment of the cable to the tranny. Check eBay. The service manual will also provide data on the 1500 pre-crossflow engine.

Dave Bean Engineering or JAE, both in California, stock the Lotus Elan and Cortina parts.

For the fuel gauge, try switching the leads.

Good luck,



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