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

You forgot to add that the square receiver in the wheel disc is significantly larger than the crimp in the spindle cable, which causes the corners of that crimp to become the primary drive interface, eventually rounding out the wheel disc.

If you look closely at my direct drive cable you will see a piece of square brass tubing pressed onto the wheel disc end, giving it a snug fit in the receiver.

Bill Robertson

>--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty@...> wrote:
> The whole speedometer system is a source of problems. The drive disc spins if not properly captured between the rim and the spindle. The angle drive fails if not properly lubricated or if there are any problems "upstream" causing it to work harder than it should. On many cars the support bracket for the lower cable is broken or missing. On some cars the lower speedometer cable is too long. No one ever thinks to lubricate the speedometer cables until something breaks. The drive cable that runs through the spindle winds the wrong direction and is sometimes too long. I personally have seen parts come loose inside the speedometer head and bind up the mechanism which could eventually cause the angle drive to fail. To fix any one part without considering all of the others will just cause the next "weak link" to fail. Knowing that on many cars (not all!) the angle drive can work well for a long time means that on a properly maintained car it is possible to keep the original parts going. This points out that attention to detail and proper maintanence can go a long way to keeping the whole system working. Bottom lining this:
> don't focus on the angle drive without considering all of the other parts in the speedometer system.
> David Teitelbaum
> vin 10757


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