Re: [DML] Angle Driveless Speedometer
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Re: [DML] Angle Driveless Speedometer

Cool!  I actually thought about this a while back & I'm glad to see it 
can be done... I wondered how to attach the cable to the wheel in place 
of the angle drive. Could I just remove the angle drive and screw the 
cable in where the a.d. was?  Or do I need to make a "custom" cable like 
yours?   I'd do this in a second if I could get the all the parts 
easily.  Is our car "standard" when it comes to the speedo fittings?  
i.e. could I just buy a similar-length speedo cable made for another 
car, say an older GM, I wonder?  I could care less about a 12% 
difference on the guages.
- ed

1982 DMC-12 [11594]

content22207 wrote:
> I got so disgusted with angle drives failing on me that I ran a cable 
> directly from the wheel to the speedometer (to the Lambda counter 
> actually -- it was an easier mating point).
> http://d.yimg. com/kq/groups/ 1154320/hr/ 378857712/ name/AngleDrivel 
> essSpeedo1. jpg 
> <>
> http://d.yimg. com/kq/groups/ 1154320/hr/ 971330485/ name/AngleDrivel 
> essSpeedo2. jpg 
> <>
> http://d.yimg. com/kq/groups/ 1154320/hr/ 1636546834/ name/AngleDrivel 
> essSpeedo3. jpg 
> <>
> http://d.yimg. com/kq/groups/ 1154320/hr/ 552781634/ name/AngleDrivel 
> essSpeedo4. jpg 
> <>
> Total cost: $5 (I got the fittings and DOT tubing free of charge -- 
> retail is closer to $15).
> Because the angle drive gear ratio is not 1:1, but somewhere around 
> 8:9, my speedometer reads about 10% low -- basically 5 MPH off. 
> Odometer is off slightly as well.
> Before this repair, my speedometer and odometer were 100% off (broken 
> -- AGAIN).
> One of these days when I'm rich and famous I will buy a case quantity 
> of angle drives. Until then, this $5 ($15) modification does 
> everything I need it to do.
> Bill Robertson
> #5939


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