[DML] Re: WANTED: Angle Drive
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[DML] Re: WANTED: Angle Drive



On one car I worked on that used to eat angle drives I found that
inside the speedometer head one of the plastic posts had broken loose.
It still had a metal clip attached. It had gotten caught up in the
speedometer works because of the magnet and jammed the speedometer
causing the cable to have to work harder prematurely wearing out the
angle drives and cables. If you have this recurring problem with the
speedometer you should look inside the speedometer head. Just getting
another angle drive is not going to fix it for good. Also make sure
you have the lower cable support bracket and check the hole in the
middle of the plastic drive cover. It MUST be square. Sometimes they
get rounded out. You can also wrap the disc edge with electrical tape
so it can't slip between the rim and the spindle. The angle drive MUST
be lubricated. Once a year when you lube the front end you have to
lube the angle drive too.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757



--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Robert Moseley" <videobob@...> wrote:
>
> It need an angle drive, new or used, as long as it works.
> DMCH and their franchises seems to be sold out and will not have
> any more for months.
> I have had a lot of trouble with them, and after testing my cables,
> lambda counter, etc, I have determined it was the angle drive that
> failed each time.
> All of the replacement angle drives I have installed have binded gears.
> If you spin the cable forward, it seems to move OK, but when you
> go in reverse it locks up.
> I have replaced the drive 4 times so far.
> I really need some help!!!
> 
> I called Rob Grady to inquire about his "Hardcore" version that
> he used to produce, he said he might consider making more of them
> if there was enough interest. If you also need one of these then
> let him know! Keep in mind that his unit will cost more than twice
> what the DMCH version sells for, but if it works, isn't it worth it?
> 
> If you have one for sale please contact me!
> Thanks,
> - Bob
> VIN#5278
>




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