[DML] Re: Angle Drive options & performance
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[DML] Re: Angle Drive options & performance

Any angle drive is going to suffer weaknesses common to all:
- Helical gear teeth that only contact each other in the center of each gear (all it takes is a little bit of wear in the teeth, or the brass bushings that hold the gears in alignment -- especially the axle gear, and they won't make contact anymore)
- Primary wheel rotation turns the gear teeth into each other, which tends to bind them (you can feel the difference turning an angle drive forward & backwards in your hand)

In addition, any axle cable that is wound clockwise (most are) will be subjected to constant unwinding pressure in the primary direction of wheel rotation.

Altogether it's an unfortunate design that simply does not hold up well at all, especially compared to traditional transmission driven speedometer cables.

Bill Robertson

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Justin Mettee" <jamettee@...> wrote:
> Angle drive on VIN 2075 finally bit the bullet @ 53K (original one I think).  I understand current options available are the DMCH improved version & the SpecialT version that is sealed for life, but has a replacable shaft.  Both have a 1 year warranty.
> I'm not sure how long either of these have been available but does anyone have any comments, good or bad on either of these  The biggest differences are lubrication & the drive shaft/cable design....each having their own merits.  Has anyone seen both that can comment on build quality
> Thanks
> Justin Mettee


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