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Old 03-14-2013, 04:45 PM   #1
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Hi there I'm new so bear with me I have a 89 hb with a z24 d21 and I have the speedometers cable but there is no needle to connect to the back of the cluster what do I do? Also how do I accurately identify my motor ........my cell phone is slow so my rrplys will take a little while sorry
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:37 PM   #2
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I'm not sure where to start with this one...

How did you manage to buy a speedometer cable without first identifying the motor? I know they are different between the V6 and 4cyl.

Does yours look like this?



If so that's a VG30i

This is a Z24i


This is a KA24
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you said you have a "89 Z24 D21" ,Z24I is the engine
is there a needle on your speedo? or did it bend & break off? if so there are numerus ways to fix it up to getting a new speedo, I have seen people make a new needle from a match stick (painted white) and glued to the nub
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you said you have a "89 Z24 D21" ,Z24I is the engine
is there a needle on your speedo? or did it bend & break off? if so there are numerus ways to fix it up to getting a new speedo, I have seen people make a new needle from a match stick (painted white) and glued to the nub
Yeah. I just fixed my speedo. Needle was bent over and dragging on the face of the instrument panel. I just cut it in half, trimmed off the bent tip, and glued it back on with Super Glue, about a half inch closer to the center. A slight overlap, in other words, so there is enough surface for the glue. This makes it a bit shorter, but works great and you can still read your speed just fine.
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