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



The drive ratio on the original angle drive is 8 turns of the wheel to 9 turns of the cable. If the drive had a 1:1 ratio, it might explain what you describe (though equally delorean speedos aren't renowned for their accuracy!). Easy enough to check.

Best Wishes,

Martin

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-----Original Message-----
From: Stephen Rice <stevedmc@xxxxxxxxx>
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Date: Fri, 10 May 2013 14:03:45 
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Subject: Re: [DML] "1980's Delorean Speedo Cable Fix"

I've been really happy with my SpecialTAuto angle drive since the day I got
it.  I've had my SpecialTAuto angle drive since John first started selling
them and I believe I've logged over 15,000 miles on it.  The only thing I
noticed wrong when I installed it was that my speedometer was a little bit
off.  What I mean by this is my speedometer shows a speed that is about 11
percent slower than I am actually going.

I verified this by comparing the speed on my speedometer to a GPS and to
the RPM speed chart.  Basically when the car says I am doing 65mph I am
really doing about 73 mph.

Since day one I thought nothing about it and figured it was a problem with
my speedometer cluster being out of calibration.  I bought a used
speedometer cluster on ebay a couple of years ago and I finally got around
to hooking it up the other day for testing.  To my surprise I have the same
problem with the other speedoemeter as well.  The difference in speed was
exactly the same as my original speedometer as well.

I am running 195/60/14 size tires in the front, have one of your angle
drives, and one of your long speedometer cables connected directly to the
speedometer.  I was wondering if anyone has heard of any issues like this
with John's angle drives or if there is something else I need to check.

For what its worth, I've been really happy with John's angle drive even if
it might be off a little bit.  I went through 3 angle drives from DMCH
before John started selling his.  Any ideas on what else I could check?


-Steve Rice
#16510

On Fri, May 10, 2013 at 1:54 PM, John Hervey <john@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Nick, You never have tried my angle drive. There is an old saying that if
> you keep on ding what you're doing you keep on getting what you got.
> So with that said and you going back to same well you keep on getting the
> same water.
> John Hervey
> www.deloreanautoparts
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
> Of
> Nick Kemp
> Sent: Friday, May 10, 2013 10:12 AM
> To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: 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]
> > >>
> > >>
> > >
> > >
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