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
Vette(s): 1979 Corvette Coupe
Corvette Light Blue
Midnight Blue interior
Mirrored Glass T-tops
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.
Vette(s): #1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/
Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight"
#2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto
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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.
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Vette(s): 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
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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