Re: [DML] Re: Time for a new Speedo mechanism ...
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Re: [DML] Re: Time for a new Speedo mechanism ...

It might be easier to look at other cars that use the same gearbox.  The
'88 and newer Esprits use the same basic box with different gear
ratios.  They are not using an angle drive like the DeLorean.  It might
be much easier to reroute a speedo cable to the gearbox (and translate
the change in rotation) than to come up with an electronic solution.


-------------- Original message from "Dave Swingle" <swingle@xxxxxxxxxxx>: -------------- 

> Nice idea but economics gets in the way. I've been involved in some 
> aftermarket parts work and we've actually thought thru this a bit, 
> and this requires : 
> -- a weatherproof electrical sender, either on the trans or front 
> wheel that can take the abuse; 
> ---a servomotor to continue to turn the speedo cable in time with the 
> transducer OR a new speedo head that is electronic rather than 
> mechanical, but can still run the odometer; 
> ---some electronics to translate the sender pulses to a servomotor 
> control OR an electronic gauge (but something still needs to run the 
> mechanical odometer, or that needs to be replaced too!); 
> ---someone to design, engineer, and test all this, who is willing to 
> invest thousands up front for production, and then sell it for less 
> than or equal to the price of the current angle drive ($60) 

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