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#1 Derzo



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Posted 09 October 2018 - 12:34 PM

Can anyone tell me if I can fit single dials rather than a set of clocks, my rh is Sierra running gear and I wondered if I could fit dials that would work with existing speedo cable
Thanks Derzo

#2 Bob Tucker

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Posted 09 October 2018 - 01:53 PM

Single dials are a common fitment. You can get mechanical speedos, but it may be difficult getting an accurate reading.

Most of us have fitted electronic speedos that have sensors that work off magnets or bolt heads at the rear of the propshaft.

They can easily be adjusted to get an accurate reading.

It always takes longer to put it right than do it right.

#3 IanS


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Posted 09 October 2018 - 06:47 PM

I have fitted single smiths guages I got from a scrapped triumph dolomite.

Fortunately the standard ford mechanical drive works at 1000 turns per mile.

The Smiths guages were marked in small letters on the dial as 1000 so an exact match.

Of course if you change the diff ratio or change the rolling radius of the wheels you loose the calibration.

#4 Big Jim

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Posted 09 October 2018 - 09:31 PM

check out this link,  http://nw.rhocar.org/dashboards.htm

North West Owners Club Website at; http://nw.rhocar.org/  (Now unable to get onto to it to make changes)

#5 Derzo



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Posted 10 October 2018 - 11:01 PM

Cheers fella some good ideas there