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Speedo Cable

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:37 pm
by jonesdog84
Alright folks,

New to the world of Capri ownership and living the dream.
However one minor issue i have is that my speedo cable has gone, so have no idea how fast I'm going 🙃
My 2.0 laser has a 5 speed gearbox, going from the part number on the original cable I believe from a mk1 Sierra.
I tried a replacement cable from first line cables through Burtonpower.com but the end that fits into the gearbox was aluminium instead of the original tin and way to thick to fit.
I've been trawling the Internet to find a new or good condition original Ford cable but they are rare as rocking horse shit.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Re: Speedo Cable

Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:03 am
by Caprigear
The ones listed on E Bay, Burton Power etc are all wrong. They are for the 3 litre /4 speed 2.8i. I'm pretty sure I have a used original cable at the workshop.
I am back in on Monday so I can confirm then.

Re: Speedo Cable

Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:36 am
by jonesdog84
You sir, are a legend.

Thanks very much!

Re: Speedo Cable

Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:43 am
by stevemarl
Caprigear wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:03 am
he ones listed on E Bay, Burton Power etc are all wrong. They are for the 3 litre /4 speed 2.8i. I'm pretty sure I have a used original cable at the workshop.
I am back in on Monday so I can confirm then.
Thanks Martin - that explains a lot, I had a spare one and no way would it fit: now I know why!!
Seriously, if it wasn`t for people like you, Bug, et cetera. Your knowledge really is appreciated (by most people)

Re: Speedo Cable

Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:33 am
by stevemarl
Actually, that remins me.
Re. Burton Power, I appreciate they are a vital resource and so on, but the postage:

Small, light, low value (up to £20) items can be sent by 1st Class Post
Up to 1kg £3.96

Small, light and urgent items can be sent by Special Delivery Post
Up to 500g £9.50
500g-1000g £11.00
1kg-2kg £14.40

All orders under £150 can be sent by DHL courier service
Up to 3kg £6.95
3kg-20kg £8.50

I bought a paper gasket for top cover of gearbox(I could`ve made myself but it was late at night & I`d had enough)
At checkout, the only option was courier at £6.95, for an 8" x 5" paper gasket ??? As I say, I`d had enough and just wanted my bed so I just did it, but that IS a rip off, pure and simple.
(If it turns up in an envelope via Royal Mail, I shall be in touch with them. Still not been dispatched)

Re: Speedo Cable

Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:47 am
by jonesdog84
Yea, their postage is a joke, as is their policy about adding items to an order before it is dispatched, so they can sting you for more postage.

I called them about the cable and they were like oh yea you will have to machine it down! Like I have a metal fabrication machine just lying around 🙄

Re: Speedo Cable

Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:54 pm
by stevemarl
So, `we`ve supplied the wrong part but you`ll have to fix it`. That`s atrocious!

Re: Speedo Cable

Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:03 pm
by D366Y
Not to mention that Burton parts must be coated or made from gold as it's the only way I can see they justify what I feel are high prices! £24+postage for an oil spray bar is - in my eyes - daylight robbery

Re: Speedo Cable

Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:50 am
by Jasonmarie
D366Y wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:03 pm
Not to mention that Burton parts must be coated or made from gold as it's the only way I can see they justify what I feel are high prices! £24+postage for an oil spray bar is - in my eyes - daylight robbery

I do believe they charge them high prices as his little boy Tim Burton or shemmmmmmeeeee has to keep his toy cars in the pram .

Might sound harsh but I see this tim shout at little boy once because he wanted his picture taken with one of his cars , me being me I said to the dad of the little boy that sheeemmmmmeeemme wants a lesson in manners .

That’s my :banghead: rant for Sunday I am of to church now ( pants it’s shut ) I will phone my mother in law asking if she’s got PPI as it’s a weekly thing I do just to here her swear and put the phone down :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: Speedo Cable

Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:58 am
by Andrew 2.8i
To be fair to Burton, all orders over £150 are shipped free of charge.

Andrew.

Re: Speedo Cable

Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:15 pm
by D366Y
Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:58 am
To be fair to Burton, all orders over £150 are shipped free of charge.

Andrew.
I should hope so for that much!

Hopefully I'll be able to buy a set of spark plugs for that much but I'm not holding my breath :lol:

Re: Speedo Cable

Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:29 pm
by Caprigear
stevemarl wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:33 am
Actually, that remins me.
Re. Burton Power, I appreciate they are a vital resource and so on, but the postage:

Small, light, low value (up to £20) items can be sent by 1st Class Post
Up to 1kg £3.96

Small, light and urgent items can be sent by Special Delivery Post
Up to 500g £9.50
500g-1000g £11.00
1kg-2kg £14.40

All orders under £150 can be sent by DHL courier service
Up to 3kg £6.95
3kg-20kg £8.50

I bought a paper gasket for top cover of gearbox(I could`ve made myself but it was late at night & I`d had enough)
At checkout, the only option was courier at £6.95, for an 8" x 5" paper gasket ??? As I say, I`d had enough and just wanted my bed so I just did it, but that IS a rip off, pure and simple.
(If it turns up in an envelope via Royal Mail, I shall be in touch with them. Still not been dispatched)
I am increasingly finding the cost of carriage is getting ever more expensive. All my very small items go by Royal Mail recorded. Otherwise Parcel Force, Fedex or similar couriers. What I am struggling with now is shipping body panels, small stuff isn't an issue but wings, bonnets etc, there's no chance.

Re: Speedo Cable

Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:23 pm
by pbar
Caprigear wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:29 pm
What I am struggling with now is shipping body panels, small stuff isn't an issue but wings, bonnets etc, there's no chance.

Have you tried this company Martin -

https://www.wheelcarrier.co.uk/acatalog/store.html

Re: Speedo Cable

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:53 am
by Paul G
If allelse fails could you use the replacement inner cable in the old outer cable?

Re: Speedo Cable

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:32 pm
by Caprigear
pbar wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:23 pm
Caprigear wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:29 pm
What I am struggling with now is shipping body panels, small stuff isn't an issue but wings, bonnets etc, there's no chance.

Have you tried this company Martin -

https://www.wheelcarrier.co.uk/acatalog/store.html
Cheers for the link. I'll get in touch but I suspect they will volumise large panels which will take them over the 30 kg limit. With Fed ex if you go by volume a Capri wing comes out at 90 kgs!

Re: Speedo Cable

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:33 pm
by Caprigear
jonesdog84 wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:36 am
You sir, are a legend.

Thanks very much!
I've checked and I do have a very good used cable which will fit.

Re: Speedo Cable

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:39 pm
by stevemarl
Paul G wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:53 am
If allelse fails could you use the replacement inner cable in the old outer cable?
If it`s the same as mine, it was the square end of the inner cable which wouldn`t fit in the drive spindle (although that could`ve been just mine that was crap.)

Re: Speedo Cable

Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:58 pm
by Major_Tom
Caprigear wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:29 pm
What I am struggling with now is shipping body panels, small stuff isn't an issue but wings, bonnets etc, there's no chance.
Cut them into small pieces and advertise them as kits :)

You could even send them "free" with an incredibly expensive magazine, "build your own Capri bonnet worth £600!"

Re: Speedo Cable

Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:12 pm
by jonesdog84
Caprigear wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:33 pm
jonesdog84 wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:36 am
You sir, are a legend.

Thanks very much!
I've checked and I do have a very good used cable which will fit.
Hi mate, I've sent you a PM

Re: Speedo Cable

Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:25 pm
by pbar
Caprigear wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:32 pm
pbar wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:23 pm
Caprigear wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:29 pm
What I am struggling with now is shipping body panels, small stuff isn't an issue but wings, bonnets etc, there's no chance.

Have you tried this company Martin -

https://www.wheelcarrier.co.uk/acatalog/store.html
Cheers for the link. I'll get in touch but I suspect they will volumise large panels which will take them over the 30 kg limit. With Fed ex if you go by volume a Capri wing comes out at 90 kgs!

No problem, they are worth a try. It cost me around £15 (couple of years back) to have a driver's seat collected from someone on here and brought to me, from a couple of hundred miles away.