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jeff.bardet
Posted on: April 18th, 2009, 19:32:55 Quote Report to Moderator
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Dear,

I'd like to connect my central speedo to my gearbox but my standard cable ( 30"; 76cm ) is so short.

Does some of you know where I can find a longer cable or an extension.

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jeff
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Neil KilBane
Posted on: April 18th, 2009, 21:33:37 Quote Report to Moderator
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Somerford sdo a 39" cable for the centre speedo,

http://www.somerfordmini.co.uk.....amp;products_id=4076

 
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Rodger Howard
Posted on: April 19th, 2009, 07:34:13 Quote Report to Moderator
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I can make you one the exact length you want but I am in Australia
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jeff.bardet
Posted on: April 19th, 2009, 11:46:37 Quote Report to Moderator
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Thanks for your answer.

I'll check the exact lenght witch I'am in need.

Rodger, if I'm in need af a special one, I'll send you a private message.

Reggards

jeff
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John Dickens
Posted on: April 19th, 2009, 17:15:30 Quote Report to Moderator
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Speedy Cables can also make up any type of cable to any length. They made the speedo cable for my GTM Coupe and that's got the engine in the back!
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Roger Garland
Posted on: April 20th, 2009, 17:58:55 Quote Report to Moderator
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Hi Jeff

I'm using a 48" speedo cable - SIZE MATTERS!!

Most of the decent Mini spares people do various lengths - you just need to work out the minimum length that you need and the type of fitment as yes, they vary.  Mine links to a 1275GT speedo head, located in front of the steering wheel, right hand drive.

Roger
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Posted on: April 20th, 2009, 22:17:17 Quote Report to Moderator
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When I got my Mk.IV kit it came with an Austin A60 speedo cable which was very long. It looped over the rocker cover and in through the bulkhead in front of the speedo which is directly in front of the driver. If you put the speedo in the middle you can use a shorter cable. If it's on the left I'm sure one of the Mini speedo cables will do.

However I now use a much shorter cable which passes up through the bulkhead crossmember behind the take-off on the gearbox, and from there straight to the speedo. Much neater.

The Clubman/GT speedo has a different connector from the normal Mini speedo head.

I have used Speedy Cables in the past and can recommend them.

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jeff.bardet
Posted on: April 20th, 2009, 22:24:26 Quote Report to Moderator
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Thanks for all of your answer I'll ask speedy cable in order to find the exact lenght.
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Phil Lockett
Posted on: April 21st, 2009, 12:51:13 Quote Report to Moderator
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Autin Maxi ones work but sometimes you have to trim the inner down by a few mm

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Posted on: April 21st, 2009, 21:29:58 Quote Report to Moderator
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My Jem speedo has just packed up. I don't know if it's the cable, but I'll have to investigate tomorrow.
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Posted on: April 27th, 2009, 12:48:21 Quote Report to Moderator
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After detaching the cable from the speedo, checking that it was still rotating and replacing it, the speedo now works again. I haven't a clue why it stopped.
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jeff.bardet
Posted on: May 16th, 2009, 17:07:46 Quote Report to Moderator
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Dear,

Thanks very much for all of your answer because I found a new austin maxi cable for only 0.99 on ebay and it's exacly what I was loocking for.

It works very well.

jeff
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Roger Garland
Posted on: May 16th, 2009, 21:18:57 Quote Report to Moderator
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Hi Jeff

As you now have a speedo cable   does that mean you are now "street legal" so can attend the Marcos 50th celebration in the UK in August?

Roger
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jeff.bardet
Posted on: May 17th, 2009, 08:07:05 Quote Report to Moderator
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Dear,

Sorry but even if my car is road legal and registered, I couldn't be with you this summer because I have to work in august.

I always have some wiper problems and I'd like to find how to put an oil cooler but my car is on the road and works very well.

It's very nice to drive it.

I raced with it last weeckend and it was a very good experience.

http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=41&u=10063576




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Phil Lockett
Posted on: May 18th, 2009, 13:41:28 Quote Report to Moderator
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Quoted from jeff.bardet, posted May 16th, 2009, 17:07:46 at here
Dear,

Thanks very much for all of your answer because I found a new austin maxi cable for only 0.99 on ebay and it's exacly what I was loocking for.

It works very well.

jeff



I knew storing useless junk in my head for years would come in handy sometime I found the Maxi cable fix in 1991.......

Easy/cheap oil cooler: oil takeoff from a Metro Turbo, and Mk 1 Mr2's have a lamina type cooler as standard if you can find one in the scrappers, or find a gearbox oil cooler from an Automatic Alfa 164 v6

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