[Healeys] speedometer Cable BJ8

David P frogeye at porterscustom.com
Tue Mar 5 08:00:36 MST 2019

The most common fault with the angle drives (once they've failed) is the 
short drive is spinning inside the gear drive shaft.They can be 
disassembled (very fiddly job) and I solder the cable into the shaft. If 
the squared end is rounded off the short cable must be replaced. Putting 
a finger load on this may not always reveal the spinning.. just saying, 
use pliers to hold ends.. MOMA can supply you with new short pieces..

On 3/4/2019 3:32 PM, warthodson at aol.com wrote:
> 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
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert Begani <rfbegani at gmail.com>
> To: healeys <healeys at autox.team.net>
> Sent: Mon, Mar 4, 2019 3:35 pm
> Subject: [Healeys] speedometer Cable BJ8
> 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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