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



That short, square, piece of speedo cable will break because the angle
drive jams up. It shouldn't matter which way it is wound until the
angle drive puts so much of a load on it that it unwinds. Funny that
it will unwind before damaging the plastic drive cap. In any case if
the square cable does unwind the fault is NOT with that piece of cable
but the angle drive or the lower speedometer cable (or maybe a piece
loose in the speedometer head?). Having the RPM-MPH conversion chart
is a good idea. I leave mine just laying on the binnicle so it is
handy if I need it.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757



--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "content22207" <brobertson@...> wrote:
>
> 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
> n



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