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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-07-2019, 09:27 AM Thread Starter
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Speedometer gear

I have got a 73 Lincoln that I have installed 3.89 gears in and I would like to get the speedometer to read somewhat close. Right now it is reads about 30mph fast. From the factory i believe it had 2.75 gears and around a 28.5" tire and now I'm running 3.89's with a 26.5" tire. Any ideas on what combo I need.
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If it has a long tail shaft C6 your driven gear options are limited, since the output shaft has 9 drive teeth, as apposed to "regular" length tail shaft C6's that could have 6, 7 or 8 output shaft tooth counts. I use a long TS C6 with 3.25's and 27.7" tall tires I believe I use a 21 toothed driven gear and it is just about spot on. I would try a 22 or 23 toothed driven gear, although I can tell you the higher the # of teeth on the driven gear makes them a bit fragile since the tooth gets thinner as the number goes up. You can get the speedometer gears at National Parts Depot as well as many other sources. Good luck.
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This is an older post but I will respond anyway.
There is no combo. Teeth on the output shaft are permanent.
Your only choice is a driven gear.
You need more teeth to slow the speedo.
Remove the gear and count.

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