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#1 DUF2

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 02:36 PM

Does anyone know where I could get a 2 piece speedo cable?
I intend to tow my Elf on an A frame behind my Motorhome, whilst On Tow, I’d rather not have the odometer recording distances.
As the ends of the speedo cable are not easily accessible, either behind the dash or on the bottom of the engine.
I’m hoping I can either get a two piece cable, or a short extension, to allow me to have an accessible, easily disconnectable joint under the bonnet.
Any info/advice would be really appreciated.

#2 nicklouse

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 02:50 PM

you don't want to be towing it with the driven wheels on the ground. good way to wear your gearbox out very fast,

 

 

you are making some bearings rotate very fast for long time periods when they were not designed for it.



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Posted 07 December 2018 - 04:34 PM

1100/1300, bit longer but it can do the job.

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 01:37 PM

Ivor it is not the length, I need to be able to disconnect the speedo easily & quickly. Currently is is too awkward to get to the back of the speedo or the take off on the gearbox. I’m hoping to be able to get hold of a cable with a disconnectable joint in the middle of it.

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 05:01 PM

you don't want to be towing it with the driven wheels on the ground. good way to wear your gearbox out very fast,

 

you are making some bearings rotate very fast for long time periods when they were not designed for it.

 

I agree with Nick here.

 

There's a tiny bearing between the 1st and 3rd Motion Shafts that at normal highway speeds will be spinning well over it constant design rating and it'll be doig this with stone cold oil and an oil level that will be too high. I've got some photos I took of a gearbox that was damaged from doing just this.

 

I'd suggest using a dolly, and I would think legally, you would need to in any case.



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Posted 08 December 2018 - 05:12 PM

Ivor it is not the length, I need to be able to disconnect the speedo easily & quickly. Currently is is too awkward to get to the back of the speedo or the take off on the gearbox. I’m hoping to be able to get hold of a cable with a disconnectable joint in the middle of it.


The 1100/1300 cable has a joint in the middle

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 07:54 PM

Hi,

MPIs had a factory fitted 2 piece cable the join is on the bulkhead by where the fuel pipes come up.

Cheers  :proud:



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Posted 08 December 2018 - 09:00 PM

Huh. I did wonder what that lump was.




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