Message text written by "David Moag"
>I'm having a bit of trouble trying to use the angle drive for the speedo
my overdrive (A type, probably late TR4). The problem is that with the
it comes off at, there is no way I can see getting the speedo cable to
down through the handbrake boot and under the car along it's merry path. No
matter which way I try to orient the angle drive, it results in an enormous
bend having to take place in the path of the cable -- and even then it
becomes doubtful that it'll fit under the boot. When I attach the speedo
cable DIRECTLY (with no angle drive), it seems to all fit together
perfectly. Is it actually necessary to use the angle drive, or can I just
leave the cable directly attached??
You have just discovered the little known secret about TR3's (and the pre A
TR4's): they don't use the right angle drive! They use, instead, a longer
Commencing with the TR4A the floor pan no longer provided access for the
cable in this manner and the right angle drive was used to allow the cable
(the same cable as the non-OD units, BTW) to hug the side of the
transmission within the tunnel. This coincides with the change in the
P.S. Throwing my vote in there with Michael's and Randall's makes it a
concensus of three.