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Technical stuff => Electrical => Topic started by: jimcburgh on August 03, 2021, 05:47:06 PM



Title: speedometer Cable
Post by: jimcburgh on August 03, 2021, 05:47:06 PM
Hi All,
I own an LHD (Left-hand drive) 1978 Beta 1600 and in a recent repair, the speedometer cable broke. Can an RHD cable be used to replace the broken unit?
Thanks,
Jim


Title: Re: speedometer Cable
Post by: Nigel on August 03, 2021, 07:39:26 PM
Hi Jim,

Yes, however it's a bit longer, so you'll need to support it somehow.

Nigel


Title: Re: speedometer Cable
Post by: jimcburgh on August 05, 2021, 07:50:36 PM
Thank you Nigel. I hope to get my hands on the original part tomorrow and will measure it.
Jim


Title: Re: speedometer Cable
Post by: squiglyzigly on August 05, 2021, 08:15:39 PM
Where do you find rhd speedometer cables?
They are rare

Cheers
Ian


Title: Re: speedometer Cable
Post by: JohnFol on August 05, 2021, 09:22:12 PM
https://353652584127257704.weebly.com/store/p496/Early_RHD__Speedometer_Cable.html



Title: Re: speedometer Cable
Post by: squiglyzigly on August 06, 2021, 07:14:18 AM
Ooooo I didnít know Mark had those. I need to check if it will fit my S2 Berlina.
Does anyone know the difference between early/late/coupe/berlina etc?

Cheers
Ian


Title: Re: speedometer Cable
Post by: SanRemo78 on August 06, 2021, 09:17:15 AM
If it doesn't fit and you have an old one then Speedy Cables will be able to remanufacture them. Just a case of time waiting I think!
Guy


Title: Re: speedometer Cable
Post by: Neil-yaj396 on August 06, 2021, 09:21:00 AM
Ooooo I didnít know Mark had those. I need to check if it will fit my S2 Berlina.
Does anyone know the difference between early/late/coupe/berlina etc?

Cheers
Ian


The fitting at the speedo end changed with the facelift. I think RHD ones are all the same length....


Title: Re: speedometer Cable
Post by: peteracs on August 06, 2021, 11:43:44 AM
Hi

I would have thought the RHD and LHD length differences would be significant and make using a RHD somewhat difficult to 'lose' the extra length.

Peter


Title: Re: speedometer Cable
Post by: WestonE on August 06, 2021, 06:27:41 PM
Later Speedos have a plastic clip on cable early are aluminum screw on


Title: Re: speedometer Cable
Post by: squiglyzigly on August 06, 2021, 08:50:22 PM
Ahhh yes. That jogged my memory.

Thanks Eric