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Smiths speedometer
« on: 28.08. 2020 22:00 »
Have a mate with a Shelby Cobra. These cars normally have a counterclockwise speedo to match the counterclockwise gearbox output. His car has a Smiths clockwise speedo so don’t work. It seems that there’s some kind of small gearbox available to reverse the rotation of the cable. Does anyone know of a Smiths instrument specialist who may  be able to help him out?
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Re: Smiths speedometer
« Reply #1 on: 28.08. 2020 22:14 »
this may be of no help because of risk of loss or postage cost but on the other hand it might help to know that a small Nottingham / England shop called gaggs reversed my A65 magnetic to make it work on the A7 and also geared it to 3to 1 to match the oil pump drive.
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Re: Smiths speedometer
« Reply #2 on: 29.08. 2020 06:48 »
The speedo/tacho part of Gaggs became Chronometrics UK, Russell Smalley is the man. Use ‘search’  to find more details; there’s reference to them/him in the Trusted Suppliers section.
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Re: Smiths speedometer
« Reply #3 on: 29.08. 2020 08:34 »
One source would be;

http://www.speedograph-richfield.com/html/minature_gearbox.html

The ‘standard’ Jaguar (I recall) Unit/application for the right angled drive on the back of the instrument wasn’t reversing (I don’t think the one I have is) but I’ve always assumed such we’re available. That type often available on Ebay.

Paul.
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