1972 Fairmont XY GT Restoration.

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Re: 1972 Fairmont XY GT Restoration.

Post by Maverick » Sun 28 Feb 2016, 13:51

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Re: 1972 Fairmont XY GT Restoration.

Post by ters » Sun 28 Feb 2016, 16:43

Top class!! :mrgreen: 8)

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Re: 1972 Fairmont XY GT Restoration.

Post by FPT » Sun 28 Feb 2016, 16:54

Lekker.

Just curious why is your revcounter at 1.5 and speedo at 0?

Enjoy, I mine out for the first time in 6 months last weekend, they realy catch the eye.
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Re: 1972 Fairmont XY GT Restoration.

Post by Maverick » Sun 28 Feb 2016, 20:14

FPT wrote:Lekker.

Just curious why is your revcounter at 1.5 and speedo at 0?

Enjoy, I mine out for the first time in 6 months last weekend, they realy catch the eye.
Speedo issue is driving me crazy. Maybe you got an answer for me.

First speedo drive i got from Oz was wrong, 17t, nothing worked. Toploader uses 19T.
So i got the 19T last week and put it in. Speedometer doesnt move and odometer turns backwards?

The speedo was overhauled but everything can only go in 1 way, so it cant be assembled wrong.

If you take the drive out and turn it by hand, speedo works.

So obviously its turning the wrong way from the gearbox? But how?

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Re: 1972 Fairmont XY GT Restoration.

Post by FPT » Tue 01 Mar 2016, 06:55

Sho

You kind of got me there. All I can think is that it must be the speedo. Is the inner cable not maybe to short?
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Re: 1972 Fairmont XY GT Restoration.

Post by ZA Perana » Wed 02 Mar 2016, 21:14

Maverick wrote:
FPT wrote:Lekker.

Just curious why is your revcounter at 1.5 and speedo at 0?

Enjoy, I mine out for the first time in 6 months last weekend, they realy catch the eye.
Speedo issue is driving me crazy. Maybe you got an answer for me.

First speedo drive i got from Oz was wrong, 17t, nothing worked. Toploader uses 19T.
So i got the 19T last week and put it in. Speedometer doesnt move and odometer turns backwards?

The speedo was overhauled but everything can only go in 1 way, so it cant be assembled wrong.

If you take the drive out and turn it by hand, speedo works.

So obviously its turning the wrong way from the gearbox? But how?
My dad and I had a similar issue with the Perana, turned out it was an issue with the cable. When you pull the speedo drive gear out the box is it chewed up or is there evidence it was turning?

Check the routing of the cable, if its too kinked the speed wont work.
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Re: 1972 Fairmont XY GT Restoration.

Post by Maverick » Tue 22 Mar 2016, 13:35

Sorted out. the speedo drive on the main shaft in the gearbox was incorrect. got the correct one from oz and it's running like a dream.

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Re: 1972 Fairmont XY GT Restoration.

Post by Maverick » Mon 04 Apr 2016, 09:32

Took her for a drive on saturday to test a few things, and then to angela's picnic yesterday....such a beautiful, powerful drive.

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