After I had the El Camino for a few weeks the speedometer stopped working. after inspecting the 2 speedometer cables and the speedometer it was determined it was the cruise control transducer (see picture).
How did I come to the conclusion that it was the cruise control transducer? I basically took off the speedometer and tested to see if that was the problem, the speedometer turned freely. Then I checked the speedometer cable, the one from the speedometer to the cruise control transducer. I did notice that speedometer cable did have a slight restriction but with a little lube it move freely. Then I moved on to the speedometer cable from the transmission to the cruise control transducer. That cable move freely and there was no sign of wear and tear which is common with the plastic gear in the transmission. Then I tested the cruise control transducer that seem to be working properly but when I put everything back together the speedometer cable still do not work.
So I had to do another test on it, what I basically did was blocked off the front wheels, jacked up the backend, started the vehicle and thrown into gear. I disconnected the speedometer cable the one that goes from the transmission to the cruise control transducer. I disconnected this cable at the cruise control transducer started the engine put into gear and see if it was turning, and it was. Next step I disconnected the cable from the cruise control transducer to the speedometer and hooked up the speedometer cable from this transmission to the cruise control transducer. Turned on the El Camino, threw it into gear to see if the top part of the cruise control transducer was turning and it wasn't. After close examination it look like there was wear and tear where the cables connected to the cruise control transducer. The next step is to get a used part and test it. I'll let you know how that goes.
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Well now that I have my new project to work on. I guess the next step is to find parts for my El Camino. Searched the web requested several catalogs, hopefully they will come in the mail in few days. See the link page to request yours.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Created a separate blog page for the first photos and video walk around. Click on Menu Bar on the top "1st Photos" to see them. Or you can click on this link here. Enjoy.
As you can see its going to need a lot of work. Thanks for stoping by, keep coming back for updates.
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Now with a big smile, I drove MY El Camino home. On my drive home I thought it would be a great idea to do a blog about the El Camino. I figured it was going to be a big project to restore and customize this vehicle, might as well document everything that I do on a blog to share with others. So the "My El Camino Project" blog is created. On the following day, Saturday I took many pictures and videos of the 1980 El Camino to document the progress, I'll upload them soon.