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



With all the angle drive issues, how feasible would it be to modify the transmission to drive the speedo cable instead?

Nice work with omitting the angle drive though.

Clint
4739




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From: Martin Gutkowski <martin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Sunday, March 8, 2009 5:18:25 AM
Subject: Re: [DML] Angle Driveless Speedometer


As I said on DMC Talk, the fact that the cable now goes through the 
front spring is not great engineering.

Martin

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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