Triumph Spitfire 1978 speedometer - 10-22-2007 , 04:00 PM
My original Smith speedometer broke down last summer. I replaced the
speedo cable, thinking it was the source of the problem, but it is not
the case. Now here's my question: can those speedometers be opened
and repaired, or is it wiser to say I should get a new one? Thanks.
Re: Triumph Spitfire 1978 speedometer - 10-22-2007 , 06:00 PM
Triumph Spitfire speedometer....
There are so many advertised on Ebay why bother, just obtain and install
<paul_silverman (AT) mail (DOT) com> wrote
Re: Triumph Spitfire 1978 speedometer - 10-22-2007 , 08:02 PM
On Oct 22, 6:00 pm, "Tom Sharrocks" <wad... (AT) uku (DOT) co.uk> wrote:
someone take a look at it, and then if it fails I'll get a new one.
Re: Triumph Spitfire 1978 speedometer - 10-23-2007 , 03:55 AM
paul_silverman (AT) mail (DOT) com wrote:
that connection under a little bit of tension, a dead unit can be
persuaded to work. It doesn't always work but it's is worth a hour of
fiddling with it before forking out for a repair or replacement.
Re: Triumph Spitfire 1978 speedometer - 10-23-2007 , 05:50 AM
Jim Warren wrote:
oil needs to be cleaned out. This happens with old worn cables
(clearance) without any felt? seals etc, The needle shaft is balanced
with a clock spring this is where you have to clean to ensure it has
Inside, the needle shaft mechanism has to move freely without any oil
build up. You don't have to dismantle any of the mechanism, still don't
play with it either or you may alter the calibration,
Can be done, just be careful not to touch anything that shows, like the
face, finger prints don't wipe off. Remove the bezel and glass, as
stated elsewhere, remove the screws from the back, then the guts are
loose. (To remove the face, normally, pry off the needle, remove the
two screws.) [You may not have to remove the face if careful]
A couple of drops very light oil on the moving parts after the clean,
sewing machine oil.
I have used Wurth brake cleaner pressure pak. Dries clean. Still don't
get it on the face, may wash the numbers off.