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Re: MGA Right-Angle Speedometer Drive

Subject: Re: MGA Right-Angle Speedometer Drive
From: "A. B. Bonds" <>
Date: 23 May 1995 13:38:41 -0500
In <MS-MAILG-3.00-Note-lennox-WSM-0801237197>, WAN!LIIS! 
>I'm getting ready to reassemble my '61 MGA Mk II.  As I was looking through 
>various vendor catalogs, I noticed a right angle speedometer drive on the 
>transmission.  The drive attaches to the transmission, and the speedometer 
>cable to the drive.
>When I purchased my MGA several years ago, it had a Magnette transmission 
>and did not have this drive.
>Does anyone know if this right-angle drive is necessary?

On my '58 MGA it is not necessary.  The speedo drive comes out of the
tranny at a forward angle and the cable attaches directly.  There were
however tranny changes during the production history, so check the
angle of your speedo drive.
                                A. B. Bonds

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