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Re: Speedo works, odometers don't

Subject: Re: Speedo works, odometers don't
From: Graham McCann <>
Date: Wed, 15 May 1996 15:59:37 +1000
At 09:46  14/5/96 -0500, you wrote:
>The sppedometer on my '73 B works fine, but neither of the odometers move
at all. The trip odometer won't reset, either. It seems as though I've seen
a discussion on this, somewhere, sometime, but of course I didn't need it
then. If someone could just point me in the right direction, I'd appreciate
it. On a related topic, has anyone come up with an easy way to organize the
information put forth on this list such that it may be referred to at a
later date, without having to go through the subject heading of every digest?

Your problem is that the little dog like device which picks up the odometer
rollers is not hooking into the little gear wheel.  It might be caused by
the little spring device which holds the drive dog in place has fallen off.
It is held in place by a small spring clip.

I suggest you take the speedo out, screw off the glass front which will
allow you to feed the working parts out of the case.  It is fiddly but it
will come out (you will probably have to remove the short cable arrangement
which is the reset for the trip meter before you can get the working parts
out of the case).  If the hold on device, which consists of the "washer" and
its hold on spring clip have come off they will be rattling around in the
case, so take it apart where you will not lose anything.  If it has not come
off then a slight bending of the dog will, make it engage the number rollers
gear.  To check it get the last 6 inches of an old cable, or something which
can take the place of the speedo cable and drive the speedo using an
electric drill (which will need to run in reverse to function the speedo
mechanism).  You will quickly see how things are supposed to happen and make
the necessary repairs.

Above all else take it slowly and do not force anything.  Also do not be
tempted to spray everything with a lubricant.  Unless the speedo needle is
swinging wildly it is better left as it is.

Best of luck 
Graham McCann  Rivett, ACT. Australia
06 2889055

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