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

Back in the "old days" before parts were more plentiful - lower 
speedo cables were made from universal kits. Sometimes if care was 
not taken the new cable would be made too long by a as much as a half 
inch. If that happened it usually caused a failure of the angle 
drive - we suspected that it caused a bind in the angle drive gears. 

Something to check out.

Harold McElraft - 3354

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Videobob Moseley <videobob@...> wrote:
> I tried connecting my high speed Makita drill to the lower cable 
and running it in both directions.
> It runs the speedo at 65 MPH.
> I let it run for a few minutes.
> I also found that when you run it backwards the numbers count off!!!
> Everything seems to move without resistance.
> The angle drive however, when you try to move it in the reverse 
position it locks up.
> It is the gears of the angle drive that bind up.
> I hate to trash talk DMCH's good intentions, but I have had 4 of 
these do this to me.
> Most of them never make it out of the driveway.
> They say they are making new one's and I hope they are better 
> - VB
> To: dmcnews@...: jtrealty@...: Tue, 20 Nov 2007 16:17:53 
+0000Subject: [DML] Re: WANTED: Angle Drive
> On one car I worked on that used to eat angle drives I found 
thatinside the speedometer head one of the plastic posts had broken 
loose.It still had a metal clip attached. It had gotten caught up in 
thespeedometer works because of the magnet and jammed the 
speedometercausing the cable to have to work harder prematurely 
wearing out theangle drives and cables. If you have this recurring 
problem with thespeedometer you should look inside the speedometer 
head. Just gettinganother angle drive is not going to fix it for 
good. Also make sureyou have the lower cable support bracket and 
check the hole in themiddle of the plastic drive cover. It MUST be 
square. Sometimes theyget rounded out. You can also wrap the disc 
edge with electrical tapeso it can't slip between the rim and the 
spindle. The angle drive MUSTbe lubricated. Once a year when you lube 
the front end you have tolube the angle drive too.David Teitelbaumvin 
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> 
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

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