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Re: [Spridgets] Electric Tachometer For Bugeye

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Subject: Re: [Spridgets] Electric Tachometer For Bugeye
From: "Bud Pazur" <bpazur@excel.net>
Date: Sun, 6 Jul 2008 18:37:07 -0500
Frank, Tim, Mike -

Thanks for the great replies. Mike - I am a little wary of buying things on
ebay with moving mechanical parts. Been burned a couple times. Frank - yeah,
I like a (little) challenge.

BTW - I didn't take Mr. White to LOTO for several reasons, but since I
solved my miss problem, the car has been running around the environs in
great fashion. Took it to the 'Ducktona 500' today. A tradition in Sheboygan
Falls WI. Thousands of people buy a ticket for a little rubber duckie with a
number it. Three thousnand of these are released at the same time up river,
and the first three to cross the finish line win prizes ($1000 to $250). You
would be amazed at the crowd along the banks. Course, this is Wisco.

They also had a car show - mostly American. But they did have a MGB-GT and a
Morris Minor truck entered. Mr. White would have been somewhat unique, but I
don't like entering car shows - too much hanging around.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: <rrengineer@dslextreme.com>
To: "Bud Pazur" <bpazur@excel.net>
Cc: "Spridgets" <spridgets@autox.team.net>
Sent: Saturday, July 05, 2008 5:33 PM
Subject: Re: [Spridgets] Electric Tachometer For Bugeye

> Bud,
>      Easier to find an original gear drive unit on Ebay.  They last for
> quite some time as long as you keep them lubed and check the two ends
> for tightness every time you are under the hood.  The trick is not to
> over-tighten the hex nut to generator side too much.  Just snug will
> do.  I have had mine on my Bugeye since the restoration in 2000.  No
> problems with it yet, but I have a couple of spares.
> Mike MacLean
> 60 Sprite
> 56 BN2
> Bud Pazur
> > My generator drive for my Mark I tachometer is making a lot of noise.
> > drive was a cheap MO$$ POS to begin with). I'd like to replace the
> > original
> > style tach with a later style tachometer I've had for a long time.
> >
> > I don't know if this later style tach works. How can I test it (and then
> > wire
> > it into the car if it does work)? It has the yellow band going from 5500
> > to
> > 6000 and the red going from 6000 to 7000, and is a Smiths RVI 240 OOB.
> > says
> > Positive Earth - my Bugeye is now negative earth. It has a red Ignition
> > indicator at the bottom
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > Bud
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