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MG TD TF 1500 - Alternative to TF tachometer cable

pertronix core has snapped. Real pain as I was in the middle of fitting a Pertonix kit and now can't check the timing advance properly.


I got a price from Moss today of ~
Dave Moore

Here in the US there may still be a few shops that service and repair speedometers-they can replace the inner cable. You may be able to find a do-it-yoursef inner cable kit somewhere as well. Make sure the tach mechanism is free and didn't seize or bind. George
George Butz

Get in touch with Speedograph Richfield in the UK for a cable or to fix yourz. Tom
t lange

Hi Dave,
if your cable has broken at the end, simply shorten the cable and refit the drive end.I just solder mine.Then twist the outer until it telescopes inside itself to the same length as the inner,there is plenty of length to allow this.
Ray Lee
TF 2884
Ray Lee

Thanks guys

The cable is snapped about 10 inches down so too short to save Ray.

I had a look at Speedograph Richfields site today and they do a new one for 12+shipping and VAT - much more reasonable.

I'll order it up tomorrow :-)

Dave
Dave Moore

Let us knosw if it is the original-style wound type, or a plastic outer cable-type. Glad we could be of help. Tom
t lange

The 12 +VAT + P&P version has a plastic sheath... the original style one cam out at 32 +VAT + P&P sames as Moss... :-(

But...

The did agree that if I send them my sheath they would fit a new inner cable. Roughly 14 + the VAT + P&P.

Very friendly


Let you know how it all works out.


Cheers

Dave
Dave Moore

The guys at Speedograph Richfield were very helpful. They replaced my inner cable in the original sheath for 10 + 8.50 P&P + VAT. Works great. Tim who I dealt with also is posting me a small container of their secret recipied lub so I can do the speedo cable.

Cheers

Dave MG TF 1500
Dave Moore

Use it sparingly! I use less than a teaspoonful for the entire cable.

Tom
t lange

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