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I am desperately searching for a part to my 1969 Olds 98 Holiday coupe; it is the retainer that holds the left front castle nut to the spindle and attaches to the speedometer cable that feeds through the spindle. My mechanic (who was just fired) lost this part after disassembling the front suspension and leaving it dangling on the rack for two weeks!! The car is ready to drive but is now useless! PLEASE HELP!

I live in Allenspark Colorado (just outside of Boulder). Thank you one and all!

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Do you need the speedometer drive dust cap or the wire bail retainer that goes thru the castle nut and spindle? You can get either from any 1965-70 full size Olds except 1969-70 factory cruise control cars. Those drive the speedometer off the transmission instead of LF wheel. Parts book also shows the wire retainer is used on 1970-72 Toronado REAR wheel spindles. PN 388863.

Link to the OCA website and go to Chapters. You should find a link to Rocky Mountain Olds Club website which covers CO. Guys in that group will know where to find these parts. Now, if you had a 64, I have several of those laying around... <img src="/ubbthreads/images/icons/smirk.gif" alt="" />

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One additional benefit you'll realise from joining an established old car oriented club is they'll know mechanics who can work on them. Sounds like the guy you hired doesn't know much about them, if he got the left and right dust caps mixed up. I can understand why he might have got himself fired.

Bears mention that, in addition to driving the speedometer cable, the LH dust cap on these cars incorporates a radio static suppressor. Looks like a small maze in there.

Best of luck with your Ninety Eight!

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GREAT NEWS! I found the part through Originality Plus in California. The part is being shipped next day air to me. To clarify : The part is the left front hub dust cap. In it is an anti-static coil and a female part that attaches to the speedometer cable in the spindle.

Many thanks to you for all your help!!! My 98 should be up and on the road tomorrow.

Yours in Colorado!

Randy

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