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tonys_shelby

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help needed for location of speedo cable in firewall
« on: October 03, 2019, 06:51:50 PM »
Can anyone send me a picture of where the speedo cable goes thru the firewall on there GT500 4 speed car? I had the firewall replaced and I think the aftermarket one didn't include the hole for it. 

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Re: help needed for location of speedo cable in firewall
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2019, 07:22:22 PM »
See attached, hope this helps...

(all standard Ford Mustang holes would think they are on a repro panel)
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Bob Gaines

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Re: help needed for location of speedo cable in firewall
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2019, 07:30:46 PM »
See attached, hope this helps...

(all standard Ford Mustang holes would think they are on a repro panel)
So sad to hear the use of a repro in this case given they are typically so poor. They are typically good for use to cut pieces from to do repairs but for others reading the use of a entire firewall  typically gives less then satisfactory results. Missing holes is just one typical symptom , definition in the stamping and other dimples and clip tangs found on originals will not be found on repro. Just my observations others may have a different opinion.
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Re: help needed for location of speedo cable in firewall
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2019, 08:23:31 PM »
That does help thanks JD.  I'll check tomorrow but I think it looks like from the picture they are there but just sized way wrong.  I can fix that fairly easy if that's the case.  Yes original would have been a better way but it was so hacked up all ready from previous repairs and rust there wasn't much fixable.  Thanks again for help everyone. 

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Re: help needed for location of speedo cable in firewall
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2019, 08:30:55 PM »
That does help thanks JD.  I'll check tomorrow but I think it looks like from the picture they are there but just sized way wrong.  I can fix that fairly easy if that's the case.  Yes original would have been a better way but it was so hacked up all ready from previous repairs and rust there wasn't much fixable.  Thanks again for help everyone.
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Re: help needed for location of speedo cable in firewall
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2019, 05:45:52 AM »
That's a great tip Bob thanks.  The hole that I missed after seeing JD's picture was the clutch rod hole.  After close inspection there was a knock out for it that just needed punched out so now I'm good.