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

My problem was the cable that passes through the spindle. Was wound
counter clockwise. On a right hand drive vehicle (right wheel) that
would tighten the spirals with primary rotation. In our case primary
rotation worked against them. On a trip to DC my cable unwound like
spaghetti inside the spindle. 

I've since repaired a donated angle drive, but still carry my old RPM
xRef chart in the glove compartment just in case. I recommend making a
chart that is easy to read at a glance, jetisoning xRefs such as 55
MPH in 2nd gear, and experimenting with fonts & sizes. Mine covers the
speedo face exactly. Taped to the cluster lens, it is readable at
night by illumination shining through. Hopefully I'll never need it,
but if I ever do one piece of scotch tape will have me back on the road.

Bill Robertson

>--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Videobob Moseley <videobob@...> wrote:
> The original angle drives have plastic gears?
> Maybe the plastic has a certain amount of flexibility and prevent jams.
> The metal gears of the new drives jumble up and jam and lock
up....strong enough to snap the cable.
> All of the failed drives I have, you can spin them forward, but it
reverse they lock up.
> I have not disected one of these and had a look inside yet, but what
ever is supposed to keep
> them aligned is not holding up.
> -vb

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