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Speedo gear

Discussion in 'Bay Tech Clinic' started by Ignats, Nov 21, 2018.

  1. Ignats

    Ignats Member

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    Hi Everyone
    Pulled my instrument cluster today to clean behind the glass (plastic) of my 76 Bay
    Found one of the gears broken and laying underneath
    Has anyone had any luck replacing this little fella ?
    Are they available?
    Can they be fitted with ease they look as though they might push on if it was new and not old and brittle
    Thanks in advance for any help
    Cheers Ignats
     

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  2. PICT

    PICT Active Member

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    Think I saw a post on The Samba about replacement ones, were selling km/h ones and mph ones
     
  3. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Hi Ignats,
    I've got one you can have if the gurus here can guide me in how to get it off;). It's a k/ph.
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    Speedo needle on this one stuffed so removing face not a problem.
    Cheers
     

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  4. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Got the little blighter:p:D after 15 mins & some WD40.
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    And I learnt some more stuff about Kombi speedos:).
    PM me your address.
    Cheers
     
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  5. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    You tinkering ;)again with speedos David H,Oh what fun it is.:D:D
     
  6. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    When you're pulling them apart:). Not so putting them back together or changing a needle:(.
    Cheers
     
  7. Ignats

    Ignats Member

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    Cheers David
    Will send address
     
  8. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    Calibrating is the big challenge!
     
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  9. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Hi Alpal,
    Why is calibration an issue on a geared drive with the right number of teeth that just ticks over mileage:confused:? Speedo still works without that gear:).
    Cheers
     
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  10. Ignats

    Ignats Member

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    Hi
    I also don’t see a problem with calibration
    Should just work same same was my thinking
    Cheers
     
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  11. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    If you pull it apart and re-assemble may alter internals. Also where to put the pointer on?
     
  12. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    What pointer Alpal?
    What intervals? The mileage mech was not tampered with. Just swapped the gear on the end of same.:confused:
    Cheers
     
  13. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    I think Alpal is talking about the speedo needle ,as it is spring loaded.If you just take the needle off you would loose where the tension is on the needle therefore making inaccurate. As you take the needle off the shaft the spring unwinds. You first have to take the needle off the metal pin (needle stop ) first to locate the needle and spring end point. The difference between the needle stop and the needle off the stop is the movement needed to tension the spring.
     
  14. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Okay ...thanks Wayne. The gear that Ignats wanted was the one on the end of the odometer rack. No need (thankfully) to remove the speedo needle to replace this;)
    To dampen the cable inputs;). I can't/won't/don't know how to replace needle without using superglue & not disturbing the spring weighted mechanism:rolleyes:.
    Cheers
     
  15. Ignats

    Ignats Member

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    Glad that’s sorted hope to just replace the gear
    How hard can it be
    Will keep you posted
    Cheers Ignats
     
  16. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    P.O.P Ignats:D. Text as necessary. Posted today;).
    Cheers
     

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