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



Tom et al,

That's not so easy! There are two (actually three) ways to correct a speedometer that is "off" (Mine is off by 15% too)

The first method is to change the spring that holds the needle back. But since there is no information about the spring used, this is a very time consuming trial-and-error method. It also requires to take apart the speedo over and over again. But if you have the time and money, it can be done.
The second method is to degauss the magnet and magnetize it again. Not a very easy process either.

Based on the hesitation of the various speedo shops that I approached, I decided that I could live with the speedo as it is (I actually have a rare original metric speedometer) and use my GPS if I really want to know how fast I am going.
Unfortunately, my odometer probably shows more than the actual mileage (or should that be kilometrage) too. But then again, here in the USA hardly anybody has a clue about the relation miles/kilometer anyways.

The last and third method would be to change the ratio in the angle drive. I don't know if that has ever been done, but this almost sounds like something to research further. Tom?

Jan
Plymouth, MI

On May 10, 2013, at 05:03 , "Tom" <dmctom@xxxxxxxxx> 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@xxxxxxxxx>
> 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@xxxxxxx 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
> >>
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> >>
> >>
> >
> >
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