Gearbox/overdrive question

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Re: Gearbox/overdrive question

#21 Post by Sal » Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:28 pm

Any thought on this question folks??
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On the left hand side of my box (if sitting in the car) there is a slot where I believe the speedo cable goes but nothing is there to attach it to! Is there a gear that attaches to the box that the speedo cable attaches to? What’s its name? And if anyone had a part number that would be great

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Re: Gearbox/overdrive question

#22 Post by johnnydog » Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:51 pm

Can you post a picture of it Sal - may help in answering the question?
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Re: Gearbox/overdrive question

#23 Post by Charles H » Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:38 am

From memory the attachment is a circular threaded affair with a 2 mm square section in the centre for the inner cable to locate. This is on the left of the tail section. As Johnnydog says, a photo will help!
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Re: Gearbox/overdrive question

#24 Post by johnnydog » Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:35 pm

Sal wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:28 pm
Any thought on this question folks??
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...... Is there a gear that attaches to the box that the speedo cable attaches to? What’s its name? And if anyone had a part number that would be great
Sal
As my reply in your brake adjuster topic - another reason to get hold of the official parts book!! :wink:
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Re: Gearbox/overdrive question

#25 Post by Sal » Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:22 pm

Evening all

Photo as requested. So I’m guessing there is something that attached to the box that then attaches to the cable. What is it and what’s it called.?

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Re: Gearbox/overdrive question

#26 Post by johnnydog » Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:45 pm

Hi Sal, yes that is the speedo cable attachment point. The inner cable locates in the square drive of the drive gear visible in the centre of the hole. The outer cable has a stepped flanged collar held in place by a forked clamp secured by the visible bolt adjacent to the hole.
This the type of cable you need. There are different types depending the gear box, but this the one for manual non overdrive. The end on the left side of the picture is the gear box end, part no GSD140 available from Chris Witor.
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Re: Gearbox/overdrive question

#27 Post by Sal » Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:52 pm

Ah ha that makes sense ..... so I have the correct cable for the car but as I have a non overdrive box in the car I need a non overdrive cable.

Constant learning curve this car!!

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Re: Gearbox/overdrive question

#28 Post by johnnydog » Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:09 am

If you haven't already got one, the forked clamp looks something like this....
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Re: Gearbox/overdrive question

#29 Post by Sal » Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:57 pm

Thanks Johnnydog

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