[Healeys] speedometer Cable BJ8

warthodson at aol.com warthodson at aol.com
Mon Mar 4 15:34:33 MST 2019

Sorry if this is a duplicate.

Bob, 1. Have you installed the washer that goes between the angle drive & transmission? See parts book or Moss motors catalog.2. According British Car Specialists, if the square section of the inner cable is too long it will cause binding. Check their website for tech tips for the specific specifications.3. Have you tried connecting a drill to the cable while it is connected to the speedometer to verify that there is no binding in the cable/speedometer?
Gary Hodson
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From: Robert Begani <rfbegani at gmail.com>

So as part of putting the tunnel and interior back together so I can go for a ride soon, I looked at the speedo angle gear.   On the old gear the short cable that fits into the trans had sheared off, so I installed a new angle gear.  Just to see if that was working I installed the short piece of cable, turned on the engine, engaged the gear and looked down and saw the piece of cable spinning.  Then I took out the piece of cable and attached the speedo cable to the dash.  It was not spinning.  Interesting.  So I removed the cable from the housing and fit it into the angle drive gear and no movement.  Thinking it might be a problem of load, reinstalled the short piece, it spins even when I apply hand pressure to the end.  Looking at the cable and the housing and the fitting of the cable up to the stop, etc. cannot figure why it does not spin.  Before I buy a new cable and housing do any of you have ideas?  Bob Begani
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