Re: [DML] "1980's Delorean Speedo Cable Fix"
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Re: [DML] "1980's Delorean Speedo Cable Fix"



I've often suspected another problem and here's why...  My speedo 
doesn't work even after trying multiple angle drives.  When I put an 
electric drill on the angle drive cable, it runs smooth all the way up.  
Install it in the car and it jumps all over the place.  To verify the 
cap is not moving I have marked it to see if it is moving (The mark 
remained aligned).   Note that the dust cap is new and the hole is 
square & not worn.

My theory is that if the cable through the axle is too short, it "pops 
out" of the dust cap.  Another option is if the cable through the axle 
does not have a nice square end it will pop out.  When the car slows, it 
pops back in.  I have another angle drive on order.

Here is a question for the crowd ...Does the assembly of the 
axle/hub/etc make a difference as to how far the cable reaches towards 
the dust cap?  In other words, if assembled wrong, is it possible to 
"move" the angle drive a bit further from the dust cap thus reducing the 
cap's ability to grab the cable?

FWIW ... I have another angle drive on order.

Nick


Tom wrote , ----On 5/10/2013 4:03 AM ---------------------------:
>
> John,
>
> If you have correct size tires then the only fix possible is to remove 
> the
> speedometer and take it to a speedo repair shop. They will calibrate 
> it for
> you.
>
> Greetings from Poland!
> Tom Niemczewski
> Vin 6149 plus 2418, 3633, 5030, 16473, 17086
> Google earth: 52°25'17.66"N, 21° 1'58.40"E
>
> --------------------------------------------------
> From: "John Podlewski" <john_podlewski@xxxxxxxxx 
> <mailto:john_podlewski%40yahoo.com>>
> Sent: Friday, May 10, 2013 7:31 AM
> To: <dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:dmcnews%40yahoogroups.com>>
> Subject: Re: [DML] "1980's Delorean Speedo Cable Fix"
>
> > Question
> > What's the fix to calibrate it ?
> > I'm off by 10 MPH at 60MPH
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> > On May 9, 2013, at 6:08 PM, deloreanernst@xxxxxxx 
> <mailto:deloreanernst%40aol.com> wrote:
> >
> >>
> >>
> >> There's an item on eBay titled "1980's Delorean Speedo Cable Fix" 
> which
> >> is not accurate. The item for sale is the "dust shield" item l05104,
> >> which is indeed part of the speedometer assembly. The problem is,
> >> replacing it will almost never fix a non-functioning speedo. As I
> >> explained to the seller, this speedo drive cap is typically the 
> victim of
> >> a bound cable or seized angle drive, not the cause of a problem. 
> When the
> >> lower cable can't turn, and the cap turns with the wheel, it grinds 
> the
> >> middle of the cap out. A new cap won't fix a messed up angle drive any
> >> more than a brand new light bulb will fix a tripped circuit 
> breaker. The
> >> seller refused to correct the listing, claiming he has 3 DeLoreans and
> >> has fixed all three of them this way. Uh huh. Even if that were true,
> >> claiming the cap fixes the angle drive is flat out false. A word to 
> the
> >> wise- eBay may be strangely fascinating, but get your parts from a
> >> trusted supplier, not some unknown goof. By the way, he's offering 
> it for
> >> sale at nearly twice the price you'd pay your trusted DeLorean parts
> >> supplier.
> >>
> >> -Wayne
> >> vin 11174
> >>
> >> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
> > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> >
> >
> >
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