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6/18/12 9:49pm - Original Message: 'Speedo Cable??'
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1976 C3 Corvette Stingray

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OK so Im in my first corvette resto 1976 C3 to be exact.  Inside the driver side rear quarter panel I found a cable attached to a metal plate that was attached to the car with a very thin piece of metal strap.  The cable looks just like a speedo cable.  Pleasse help,  what is this and why is it there?  Thanks
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6/18/12 10:08pm - Reply: 'Re: Speedo Cable??'
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Are you sure you're not talking about the rear antenna wire and the ground plane it attaches to? There should be nothing similar to a speedo cable in that area. Some pics if you can get them might help.

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6/18/12 10:24pm - Reply: 'Re: Speedo Cable??'
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That is definitely the coaxial cable for the radio antennae. It goes up to the ground plane plate, and the plate has a thin metal strip that attaches to the fame for a ground. The antennae bezel on top holds it all together. Thumbs Up

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6/19/12 1:13pm - Reply: 'Re: Speedo Cable??'
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heres a picture

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6/19/12 3:08pm - Reply: 'Re: Speedo Cable??'
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1974 coupe. 350 CID with Turbo 400 trans. Decal says 8.5:1 compression. Needs paint and AC replaced but don't plan on full restoration. Car runs strong. No big problems so far. 67,000 miles on Odometer, probably rolled over

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Mine because I am working on it too. But this is probably it
This is the Radio antenna. the thin strap is to ground it to the frame. Make sure it is still grounded if you are using this antenna

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It has been over a year since I started. I had to quit the project so the car just sat in the garage. I was able to get started again in May 2012. As of July 27 2012 I have done the fiberglass repairs and applied Slick Sand High Build Primer.

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