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Speedo drive problem

Post Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:39 pm

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I have a 1954 servi. Having speedo problem. New2:1 speedo , new cable, new drive gear (8 tooth) ring gear(20 tooth) looks good no sharp teeth, ect. PROBLEM: works fine forward, roll reverse 6" strips teeth off drive gear. Have ruined 3 drives. Any thoughts?

Post Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:50 pm

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Location: Los Angeles, CA
Block off reverse. :D

Post Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:30 pm

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Can't even roll backwards. :(

Post Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:15 pm

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Sounds like your drive gear in the rear end is off center. Rolling forward there is plenty of leeway for gear lash, in reverse it is binding on the cable drive and stripping the teeth. The drive ring need to be centered and locked into position.

Post Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:02 pm

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From what I can find the gear should be 3.84 " from end of axle. That sound right to you?

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