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Old August 30th 07, 12:00 AM posted to rec.aviation.homebuilt,rec.aviation.owning
Mike Noel
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Default How to shorten a Tach drive cable?

....and you can get a new tach cable from Chief for about $30.
Best Regards,

It is not work that kills men; it is worry. Worry is rust upon the blade.
"Dave" wrote in message
I need to replace the tach cable in a friends plane. The inner part is what
needs replacement. I have access to another cable but the inner part is too
How can I shorten the cable? The end is square and appears to have been
put into a press to form it.

I tried to square up a piece of cable from the old one, with no success. i
attempted to pound it square with a vise and hammer.

I was looking for an old time speedo shop here in dallas to help me with
this, but I can't seem to find them any more. I guess the modern cars have
put them out of business.

Any suggestions?