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



Near as I can tell we are among the only users of Smiths Industries angle drives on the axle stub (Martin Gutkowski claims that Citroen did it on one of their models). Jaguar E type apparently had two of them -- one on the transmission and one attached to the speedometer itself. This is what a Smiths Industries drive looks like on a Porsche: http://www.914world.com/specs/enginedrop/ed28.jpg
Lotus mounts their angle drive to the transmission as well, but in a vertical orientation.

Many Triumph owners have replaced their angle drives with direct cables, so I'm assuming their gear ratio is 1:1. This fellow replaced his two Jaguar angle drives with a direct cable, so they seem to be 1:1 as well: http://bernardembden.com/xjs/speedca/0rightanglegears.jpg. Perhaps our 1.125:1 gear ratio has something to do with our high failure rate.

Bill Robertson
#5939

>--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Nick Kemp" <nkemp@...> wrote:
>
> I have a faint recollection that this angle drive is similar to a part used in Jaguars.



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