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Ford 1900 Hour Meter


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Red face Ford 1900 Hour Meter

I disconnected the drive cable at the back of the tach/hour meter and added some cable lube, then replaced it. The tach works great but the hour meter now doesn't work at all. How did I screw it up and how do I fix it? Thanks to all!
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Default Re: Ford 1900 Hour Meter

I was taught to pull the cable out, wipe it and only lube bottom third. Concern was lube would work up into head. Could that have happened?
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A great thought but the head is dry. Thanks for the suggestion!
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Default Re: Ford 1900 Hour Meter

If all you did was to lube the cable and reinstall it, I doubt if you did anything at all. Sounds like more of an unfortunate coincidence to me, like the hour portion was ready to fail already.

A call to a speedometer repair shop might not be a bad idea. They might be willing to give you an educated guess over the phone.
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