59 Edsel Generator

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  1. Speedometer cable is now the right length and size and it’s spinning, I had it working for about 10 minutes... but all of a sudden it stopped reading my speed and started making a rattling noise from the cable, took it apart and the cable still works but it still isn’t telling me any speed... any kind of knowledge about these things would be much appreciated
  2. Thank you I’ll try to find a universal one.. I took measurements on the cable and it seemed to be about 5’ so I’ll see if the advanced near me has one
  3. Having a hard time finding the right length speedometer cable. I put a new one on but it was too long and snapped going down the road. If anyone could help me find a part number or where to get the right 5’ length speedometer cable that would be amazing
  4. Okay that makes more sense, thank you very much I’ll see if I can follow those steps and get her runnin. I’m in the middle of a full brake system build and will probably have to wait till the weekend to get to starting it. Thanks again and I appreciate the knowledge
  5. Thank you so much for answering my questions, I will definitely try these things after school. Yes I am bumping the solenoid next to the battery, just to get it turn over... and as long the new key is in the ON position it cranks, but from inside the car you can’t crank it... i will try your methods with the test light to the key tomorrow and see if I get power. I don’t believe the solenoid wires are swapped but I will definitely check. The chart definitely helped understand the solenoid and how the current runs. once again i really appreciate it and I will let you know if I fix it, as I might have a few more questions.
  6. Thank you very much! I’m sorry I’m replying so late; I’ve been working to try to pay for the seemingly endless amount of parts I need. This really helped me as I can’t seem to find anything on the Edsel even though I personally think it’s one of the best cars out there. I have just replaced the ignition cylinder lock... but for some reason when I turn the key some of the lights turn on, but I have to still by-pass it to crank it... I can’t seem to figure it out as I’ve been playing with it for a few days now. I’d really appreciate any knowledge about the ignition not cranking
  7. I have a quick question for all the more knowledgeable Edsel owners about the generator on a 1959 Edsel Ranger, I’m only 17 and as my first project car I don’t have a lot of knowledge about these things. I have a 292 Y block and it runs but it drains the battery completely and it seems the generator isn’t doing it’s job, I don’t have a key and I am bypassing the key ignition and using a screwdriver to start it. Does this mean that the generator is bad? and if so should I get a new generator or swap for a alternator? I’d appreciate the help. -Reese Daar