Hi all again, been away for about 10 years due to long term Family illness, got the Locost out last week and after a bit of churning it started ans
ran fine. Things have changed re IVA and am struggling to understand Speedo rules, Escort type 2 gearbox and original escort speedo, well known fault
is the cable leaving the gearbox hits the chassis with a tight bend, I see the burton Power 90 deg adaptor needs a new cable which I cant see how to
source, reading the IVA manual, I cant use a cycle computer.
I'm trying to get the car on the road and dont want to waste money on something that wont work.
Can someone answer/make suggestions for the following
how can I use the existing, where can I get a usable 90 adaptor.
How are the IVA rules interpreted on digital speedos, does the sensor need to go into the gearbox or can you put a magnetic type sensor on say the propshaft, will say one of these be acceptable https://www.carbuilder.com/uk/daytona-68mm-speedo-satin-black and is this all I need to buy.
Hope someone can advise, thanks in advance
quote:yes you can have a sensor on the prop, or axle/half shaft or wheel. there are some solutions making the original drive 'digital' too
Originally posted by planetester
How are the IVA rules interpreted on digital speedos, does the sensor need to go into the gearbox or can you put a magnetic type sensor on say the propshaft,
m18 screw end cable, so a common size. But not a cheap option, looks like £130 or so for angle drive and cable.
My T9 is in my spitfire, same chassis issue. I used a Triumph etc angle drive, chopped it about and bodged it on. Been used now for about 40K so obviously works OK (and T9 to spitfire speedo is within 1% accuracy at 110mph!)
another source of parts http://www.speedograph-richfield.com/html/rgb1030.html
[Edited on 23/5/20 by cliftyhanger]
I used the original speedo cable with a standard locost chassis and ford type 2 gearbox
Its a very fiddley job to fit if it does come off, and the bend is tight, but worked for me for 20 years
I always lubricated the inner cable with oil, to aid the bend,
Thanks for your input, using the existing would be great, yes it is a tight fit, did you clip it to the Bell housing so it was just clear of the chassis.
I did clip the cable to the bell housing using a P clip
Thanks Steve, will give it a try.