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PostPost by: elan+2s » Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:13 am

Hello,

Many thanks for your numerous posts. On the basis of the photos I now also understand how the angle drive is constructed and where probably the defect lies.

I'm going to remove the angle drive this evening.

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PostPost by: elan+2s » Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:12 am

Hello, it is also my flexible shaft in the angle drive broken. I think I will have the repair carried out by a tachometer workshop.

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PostPost by: ericbushby » Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:04 am

There you go, well done.
If the speedo cable is old it may be worth replacing it at the same time.
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PostPost by: alan.barker » Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:28 pm

elan+2s wrote:Hello, it is also my flexible shaft in the angle drive broken. I think I will have the repair carried out by a tachometer workshop.

Greetings Egbert

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It's very simple to repair :wink:
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PostPost by: elan+2s » Thu Dec 22, 2016 5:57 pm

Today, the Santa Claus came two days early with an Angeldrive and a Speedocable in the luggage. The problem should be resolved. :D
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PostPost by: elan+2s » Mon May 08, 2017 10:49 am

Hello,

after the spare parts the whole winter in the drawer, I wanted yesterday the new speedo cable and the new angle drive incorporate. Now I have a big problem. I have noticed that there are still remains of the old shaft in the drive hub of the gearbox.

Has one of you an idea how I remove the remnants. In the installed state there is very little work space.

I hope in the picture you can recognize a little.

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PostPost by: Craven » Mon May 08, 2017 1:15 pm

Hi,
I think your only option is to remove the drive hub from the gearbox, the piece of the cable is of a hardened steel wire not easily drilled, a powerful magnet may pull it if not stuck, the type found on telescopic rod for picking up things ( I have several !! ).
With the drive hub removed you could drill a small hole in the plastic gear and tap the broken piece out. The drive hub has an ? O ? ring which often needs a bit of persuasion to come out but that is all keeping it in place.
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PostPost by: elan+2s » Tue May 09, 2017 4:49 am

Thanks for your reply, Ron.

If I extend the drive hub, then I have to drain the gear oil before, or is the oil level under it?

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PostPost by: Craven » Tue May 09, 2017 10:35 am

Hi,
Raising the rear of car up will make sure the hub hole is above the oil level in the main case, there may be a little residual oil in the area when you pull the hub.
BTW, I had a quick check on the gear shaft that has the broken piece in it, it is NOT completely hollow so drilling from the back will need to be quite deep if you go down this route, you may, worse case, need a replacement gear. I bet it?s a black one which is probably the most difficult to find!
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PostPost by: elan+2s » Wed May 10, 2017 5:20 am

Hello Ron,

I got the drive hub expanded. The rest of the wave is also successfully removed.

Thank you for your support. Incidentally, a green gear is installed.

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PostPost by: billwill » Wed May 10, 2017 12:53 pm

Well done.
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