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Re: Speedo has joined fuel gauge

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Subject: Re: Speedo has joined fuel gauge
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Thu, 1 Apr 1999 09:30:18 -0800
Hmmm, I'd try unscrewing it all the way and replacing it, making sure to 
seat the cable end properly in its receptacle before tightening it down. 
This on the assumption that the threaded cap loosened itself sufficiently 
for the cable end to pop out, and thus tightening it would serve no 
purpose without ascertaining that the cable was connected. Check both 
where the cable joins the angle drive, and where the drive joins the 
trans. case. I'm not sure what you mean by "swivels". It shouldn't be 
surprising if it rotates around either threaded connection.

I don't know if you caught the discussion recently about right-angle 
drives. The consensus seemed to be "get the longer OD speedo cable and 
dispense with the right-angle drive entirely". I must admit I arrived at 
that conclusion independently some time ago. You just need to route it 
properly so it doesn't droop below the chassis and catch on things.

Hope this helps...

Steve Conley had this to say:

>While I'm still trying to fix my fuel gauge, the speedo on my '76 B Roadster
>went dead (after a little bit of twitching) I've checked the top cable & its
>OK (I spin the cable & the speedo moves) When I located the rt angle drive
>it swivels...I'm thinking that's a bad thing. Do you think that tightening
>it would help, or do think the drive is toast?
>Steve Conley
>Marysville, WA  USA
>'76 MGB Roadster
>MGB Online =


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
Runs great, 
looks particularly bad since some SUV clown backed into it.
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the red one with the silver bootlid.

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