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51-3100 T5 upgrade
#1371623 Sat Aug 01 2020 02:54 PM
Joined: Jan 2017
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49 3100 Offline OP
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Put a 1992 T5 in my 51, now need tail housing for mechanical speedometer, anyone have one available--Thanks Bill

Got one...

Last edited by 49 3100; Tue Aug 04 2020 01:14 AM.
Re: 51-3100 T5 upgrade
49 3100 #1371706 Sat Aug 01 2020 10:50 PM
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Hi Bill. Raining in Ruidoso now. There was an outfit making the tail housing casting (only) but I notice nobody seems to have them in stock any longer. Not a good sign today. You can do what I ended up doing, however:

You'll see I created 2 different electronic speedometers and ended up choosing the simple one. If you want to make it even simpler than mine, you could use the SpeedHut GPS speedo mechanism. I discussed this with them a few months ago and they assured me it would fit just like the one I used. Let me know if you need the image files for the speedo and gauge faces.

Or you could use one of the pulse-to-mechanical adapters, but I haven't seen anything to make me want one of those.

Good luck!


1952 1/2 ton with 1959 235
T5 with 3.07 rear end

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