Defective stepdown speedometer
The speedometer stopped working while driving my '53 Super Wasp back from Dr. Doug's (after a much needed complete engine rebuild, king pins replaced, two windows replaced, fuel tank and radiator replaced, etc.,.....the repair list seemed endless). About a little more than halfway between Shelbyville, IN and the Chicago area (about two hundred miles), the speedometer started making a nasty screaming noise along with the gauge needle bouncing. It would disappear and everything functioned well until it would start again. This intermittent problem finally ended with the speedometer and odometer quitting all together. Then, just a faint clicking noise could be heard that would increase in tempo as the car drove faster. A few days after getting the Super Wasp home, I removed the speedometer cable from underneath the dash and drove the car slowly. At first the wire within the cable didn't turn. When I pressed down on it, it began to spin and continued despite releasing it. QUESTION: based on the information here, which unit is in need of repair. The speedometer cable, the speedometer gauge itself or perhaps both. Anyone who's been "down this road" and has suggestions on what repairs may be needed is much appreciated.