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Help Identifying Speedometer Parts

Post by DontKnowMuch » Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:02 am

I need help identifying/confirming these speedometer parts. The swivel is 2 1/2 to 1 and is marked "F.W.S. 1918 LARGE (S) made in CHICAGO " It looks like it uses a later style cable (not chain) based on the slot in the end of the drive. It does not have the Stewart name. The fiber gear is marked 2301 and the bracket is marked 1007.

I would like to use these with a 26-27 speedometer and with wire wheels. What model speedometer would these match up to?
I looked in Russ Furstnow's book but I don't know enough about speedometers to buy these parts without some confirmation about compatibility with my intended use.
Thanks for your help.
Speedometer - 490.jpg
Speedometer - 490 #2.jpg

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Re: Help Identifying Speedometer Parts

Post by KimDobbins » Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:19 am

It's an F W Stewart drive. I think it's a little better quality drive then the Stewart drives supplied on most model T Fords. I believe they were to different companies.

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Re: Help Identifying Speedometer Parts

Post by Russ_Furstnow » Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:49 am

Your drive can be used with wire wheels if you use a 56T8P road gear. You will need to use a Stewart Warner cable with a modern core. The most common cable attaches the Stewart Model 160 to your swivel. You can use a Stewart Model 490, but the cable is harder to find. The FW Stewart swivel you have is an aftermarket swivel that is interchangeable with the standard Stewart Model 1913 swivel. If the internal gears are good, I would use your swivel. If you have any questions, you are welcome to PM me. I hope this helps, Russ Furstnow

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