[Spridgets] rivergate speedo adaptor...issues

Andy Webster a_d_webster at yahoo.com.au
Mon Jun 9 03:18:37 MDT 2008

what I forgot to say was... the speedmeter itself works fine...
i disconnected the cable at the speedometer end and watched to see if the
cable turned...

--- On Mon, 9/6/08, Andy Webster <a_d_webster at yahoo.com.au> wrote:

> From: Andy Webster <a_d_webster at yahoo.com.au>
> Subject: [Spridgets] rivergate speedo adaptor...issues
> To: spridgets at autox.team.net
> Cc: rivergate5speed at bellsouth.net
> Received: Monday, 9 June, 2008, 3:46 PM
> Greetings,
> I should probably just email rivergate with this...and i
> probably will CC
> them...  but anyway...
> My speedo dosen't work, it did for a while, but i think
> i may have determined
> why.
> To start with:
> the adaptor works.. (i.e. the internal gears are driving)
> the cable isn't broken..
> the trans speedo output turns when the car moves
> But when i stick it all together (for which you need double
> jointed hands
> whilst the trans is in the car) it works intermittently or
> not at all.
> what i have noticed is that the rivergate adaptor input
> drive spindle (the one
> which engages the datsun box's speedo output drive dog)
> can move in-out along
> its axis about 1/4 inch. Whilst it still transmits through
> the adaptor in
> either the in or out position, I am thinking that whilst it
> is "out" it is too
> deep in the output bit of the trans for the little dog bit
> to engage, and the
> trans bit just spins around it.
> Can anyone tell me, is the adaptor's drive spindle
> supposed to move along its
> length as i have described?
> Did any other rivergate users have this problem?
> As my tacho is shot too, i have bugger-all idea how fast I
> am going without
> any guages working.
> cheers
> Andy
> PS apologies for the vague references and crappy
> terminology.
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