Board index Flathead Power-Technical Questions, Answers, and Suggestions Shovels speedo drive

speedo drive

Moderators: Curt!, Pa

Post Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:57 pm
jib

Posts: 575
Location: devon,england
hi, have changed the transmission on my swing arm shovel fron a worn out cowpie to a ratchet top.

the speedo drive gear holder wont fit? is this normal ? cheers jib
Dude, check out that jibhead, he's crazy. Hasn't been sober for 40 years

Post Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:46 am

Posts: 640
Location: Wisconsin, USA
The drive would be the same 68up. There are 2 or 3 drive ratio changes in the earlier models. Perhaps the drive gear on the countershaft cluster is pre 68, not allowing your drive gear to mesh.

Post Wed Mar 02, 2011 4:07 pm
jib

Posts: 575
Location: devon,england
problem is the diameter of the driven shaft support is larger than the hole in the case! not by much but enougth to stop it going into the case.
Dude, check out that jibhead, he's crazy. Hasn't been sober for 40 years

Post Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:04 pm

Posts: 541
Location: Wa, USA
Are there any burrs or dings on the edge of the hole in the case? If not, is the difference close enough to just polish down the speedo gear housing to fit?

Post Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:13 pm

Posts: 391
Jib,
Have you looked down the hole to see if there is indeed a mating gear in there? If it came out of an FX or any other front wheel drive speedo model it probably isn't there!
Robbie

Post Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:35 am
jib

Posts: 575
Location: devon,england
cheers woody and robbie, will check it out today. regards jib
Dude, check out that jibhead, he's crazy. Hasn't been sober for 40 years


Return to Shovels