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

I'd like to know what direction their turning in the other applications.

VIN 2650 ("Project Delorean") 

From: content22207 <brobertson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Sunday, March 15, 2009 9:23:37 PM
Subject: 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:
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://bernardembde speedca/0rightan glegears. jpg. Perhaps our 1.125:1 gear ratio has something to do with our high failure rate.

Bill Robertson

>--- In dmcnews@yahoogroups .com, "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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