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



The mechanical angle drive on the DeLorean continues to be an issue  
for several owners of our cars.  Yes, many people have had reliable  
units that have lasted for many miles.  I have about 180,000 miles on  
my car and have only replaced the angle drive twice.

A few years ago someone in the Chicagoland area was playing with an  
electronic replacement for the mechanical cable that runs from the  
angle drive to the interior.  This setup involved a pulse generator at  
the front wheel which then signaled a motor mounted to the speedo to  
turn at the correct rate.

Has anyone heard any more information about this?

Does the community think that this type of replacement would be of  
value?

It would seem to me that this type of system could be removed in the  
event the owner wished to restore the speedo to its original function  
but also has the potential to support additional functionality of  
modern trip computers.

Bryan


Bryan Pearce
Pearce Design Components, Inc.
(630) 293-0945
www.pearce-design.com

On Mar 8, 2009, at 6:10 PM, content22207 wrote:

> "Engineering" may be too strong of a word in this instance. This  
> modification was not dreamed up by a room full of PhD's -- it was  
> cobbled together by an unemployed railroad locomotive mechanic in  
> his own driveway. It also is not intended to last the lifetime of  
> the vehicle -- it is just a temporary fix that yields a reliably  
> functioning speedometer until life circumstances allow purchasing a  
> true "engineered" solution.
>
> A direct drive cable is infinitely superior to a tach xRef chart. I  
> offer it here as a suggestion for anyone in the same predicament as  
> myself (broken angle drive and no money for a replacement), and to  
> inspire similarly motivated owners to use their imaginations to fix  
> whatever ails their little cars. Given today's economy, what else  
> can you do?
>
> Bill Robertson
> #5939
>
>
>> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Martin Gutkowski <martin@...> wrote:
>>
>> As I said on DMC Talk, the fact that the cable now goes through the
>> front spring is not great engineering.
>>
>> Martin
>
>
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