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Paula
December 10, 2017, 6:28pm Report to Moderator

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I have tested the speedo against my sat nav and i am very pleased and i can now state:
A Triumph Vitesse Speedo is the same as a Triumph Spitfire speedo. You just need to swap the facia. Well at least this one was!


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December 10, 2017, 6:39pm Report to Moderator
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I think you're just born lucky, Paula. Some people are but I'm not one of them...
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December 10, 2017, 6:53pm Report to Moderator

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I think you're just born lucky, Paula. Some people are but I'm not one of them...


I'm not sure about that, i have already changed the Drive pinion and cable. (actually cable twice)


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I'm not sure about that, i have already changed the Drive pinion and cable. (actually cable twice)


The doors convinced me. I once spent a whole day faffing around trying to adjust just one door and finally succeeded in putting it back to where it started. You've done rather better than that  
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Paula
December 11, 2017, 10:00am Report to Moderator

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Pure skill


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December 11, 2017, 5:19pm Report to Moderator


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Quoted from Paula
Pure skill


Genius!


Serial Vitesse racer.

Old Blue.  1995-2001
Silverback. 2001-2007
SofS. 2007 - to date.

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A goddess, deffo

Could that mean that some/most/all of those Smiths/Jaagar type of clocks from that era have the same measurement mechanics? anyone.
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Paula
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Quoted from daver clasper
A goddess, deffo

Could that mean that some/most/all of those Smiths/Jaagar type of clocks from that era have the same measurement mechanics? anyone.


Definitely (she lied)


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Quoted from daver clasper
A goddess, deffo

Could that mean that some/most/all of those Smiths/Jaagar type of clocks from that era have the same measurement mechanics? anyone.


Differences explained here

http://obswww.unige.ch/~wildif/cars/docs/Smith-jaeger_speedo_repair.pdf



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Paula
December 19, 2017, 2:45pm Report to Moderator

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I'm back to fiddling with the fuel gauge.
I bought a Bi Metal Strip one off ebay for £5 and that cleaned up nicely and seems to work.
The level seems to go up and down depending on if the lights are on or if the engine is running too though.
Ah ha! I thought. Voltage Stabilization! That's what i need!
I've just been trying to get anything out of the little box. I plugged the 12v supply into B and the Gauge into I and earthed the little box, but i'm getting nothing. Zilch, Nadda!
I had an old stabilizer on the back of the speedo i bought and i tried that one too. Still nothing.
Am i being dumb?



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December 19, 2017, 2:51pm Report to Moderator

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I did this



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December 19, 2017, 2:57pm Report to Moderator

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should i have done this? would it matter?



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thats looking correct
try if you jump the stabiliser and just join battery to gauge it should give a very full reading
if so the stabilser is duff.  also to  remove the float from the problem, short the sender lead to earth should also give a full reading if not consider the float unit has a problem

quick question  when all is working do your gauges needles move slowly to a reading or jump staright to it ??

the fact the reading change with engine /car voltage indicates the stabilser is defunct , youre on the right track

Pete


1964 1600 Vitesse 6 Cactus and Black , now  sold
now have T2000   Mk2 saloon in French Blue/grey trim  been  restored without running since 1997
now has power steering ,poly bushed and Alfa 156 seats
location  Luton
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December 19, 2017, 5:40pm Report to Moderator


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Paula,
I'm sure you have a multimeter, to do a stabiliser check.
Put that on 'I' and connect 'B' to battery.   Both M'meter and stabiliser body earthed to the negative pole.    You should see "12-0-12-0"Volts alternating at I.     If you see 12V or anything else, 'stabiliser' is dead.

Despite it being a "stabiliser" this is what it does.  It averages the volts out to 10V, whatever the violts at the battery, which can be more if the charging system is active.   Your gauges are heavily damped, so won't 'see' the variation.

If it is working, then when installed try a jumper lead to earth the body.   It's supposed to earth tbhpugh the speedometer gauge body, but ....

JOhn


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Paula
December 19, 2017, 6:40pm Report to Moderator

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Sorry for the delay in replying!
I'll try that tomorrow.
I'm thinking maybe the stabilizer isn't working. Should i get continuity through it? I don't
It is brand new


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