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



It can be calibrated on the bench with a motor that can be adjusted in speed and with a calibrated optical speedometer or with hall sensors to measure the speed of the motor accurately.

Excel is also a great help to adjust it and to see how far of it 
is from the correct value over all speeds.

I calibrated 3 speedos so far.

You can shift the 0-point and there is also a way to adjust the slope.

If that's not enough - the magnets / sheet metal parts can be slightly bent to enlarge the gap. This is needed when a different 
scale (120mph ?) has been installed.

Elvis & 6548



--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, John Podlewski <john_podlewski@...> wrote:
>
> Can't I just remove the needle up by 7 or 8 because you can't really til at the  rest position since there's no 0 MPH?
> Would that work?
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
> On May 10, 2013, at 5:03 AM, "Tom" <dmctom@...> wrote:
> 
> > 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@...>
> > Sent: Friday, May 10, 2013 7:31 AM
> > To: <dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > 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@... 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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