Speedometer cable to an Automatic Transmission

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Speedometer cable to an Automatic Transmission

#1 Post by BP2500Estate » Mon May 02, 2016 6:38 pm

I am a new owner of a 1973 2500PI Estate and working on my getting my Speedometer to work and the car come without a speedometer cable. Does the Borg Wanner model 35 Automatic transmission use a right angle drive to connect the transmission to the speedometer cable? If so, does anybody know where I can buy this right angle drive? Thanks
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#2 Post by Dave B » Mon May 02, 2016 9:31 pm

A quick search found this............
http://www.jrwadhams.co.uk/browse-p5-ca ... drive.html
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Re: Speedometer cable to an Automatic Transmission

#3 Post by harvey » Tue May 03, 2016 3:59 pm

I can't think of a BW35 application that doesn't use an angle drive, unless the cable has a flanged end (like the Stag does) rather than a threaded one. The link above is for a Rover one, with the two thread sizes the same, Triumph have a smaller thread to the cable, so a specialist Triumph supplier would be better than a Rover one.
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#4 Post by Dave B » Tue May 03, 2016 5:49 pm

harvey wrote: a specialist Triumph supplier would be better than a Rover one.
I couldn't agree more, but unfortunately Chris Witor's site says out of stock, and no-one else seems to mention them. Didn't realise they were different for man o/d and auto, never mind different sizes for Rover et al.
Not to worry someone on here will have one lurking in their spares department, I'm sure!
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#5 Post by BP2500Estate » Mon May 09, 2016 7:22 am

Thank you for your input, I will keep looking, I just put a second post, asking if anybody know the difference.
I will keep searching.
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#6 Post by pete lewis » Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:52 pm

the angle drive was used on many different car marqures it was made by smiths and used all over the place
one thing thats left out , is the must be a washer between the gbox and the drive to make some endfloat
rimmers will not offer warranty if this is not fitted
cant find it but this was subject on a BL technical note.
any simple washer 7/16" will work
even a search for angle drive in places like rimmers will show a whole plethera of models this drive was fitted to and a note about the darned washer

these units have a bad reputation to failing ...but did they have the washer !!!!!
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