I know this has been on here before but I will ask again.
Someone out there can answer my question. What is the best kind that is reasonably priced. I am considering putting one on my 1917 Depot hack, not that I need one as slow as they are.
Thanks to anyone that give me a good answer.
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I wouldnt mind a GPS type of speedometer. A while back someone had mentioned these, But there not Digital> http://www.speedhut.com/gauges/GPS-Speedometers/1:3
Many choices at Walmart or bike shops, but stay away from the computer ones with all those functions. My favorite is Bell, older BS167, but the simple one is no longer sold, have 2 installed and they work nice. You do have to solder on ext. wire to reach the column from the wheel.
Bell just offers in the low price range a 12 function style now. But that would install the same.
The Bell has larger numerals, easy for old eyes.
So go with a style that has largest numerals
The cheapest Cateye would be ok too, only 7 functions
Current Bell 12 function, waiting to be installed on another T.
Those bicycle digital ones work great, just don't route the magnetic pick-up wire with your ignition wires, it can cause problems.
One of my old ones quit on my 1924 coupe and I am waiting to get by a bicycle shop to get a new one.
Be aware also, if you are running coils that they cause an electrical interferance that may cause the electronics of the digital speedometers to malfunction. I finally gave up on them and found that a Garmen GPS sets right on the aftermarket steering column brace and gives all the info I need without mounting magnets on the wheel or soldering and mounting wires.
Dale, as I just posted above your post, wire routing as far as possible from the ignition area always solves this problem for me.
My Bell speedo uses a 1132 battery and I haven't been able to find one yet. Haven't tried Batteries Plus yet. Don Lyon.
I ran the wire for my Cateye Velo 5 up the tube along with the horn wire. So far I've never had any coil interference. Maybe Dan will repost the picture of how to mount the magnet. His method is much better than the way I did it.
Simple scrap of thin sheet metal, so its easy to bend to get the close alignment of the magnet and pickup. JB Weld is your tool of choice to mount the pickup on the wheel. Doesn't matter if the circle radius is close, ie, pickup close to wheel axle. Will work fine.
Use the 'rolling' wheel method to select the computer input for wheel dia. Just mark the pavement where you valve stem rests, roll one revolution and mark again where the stem rests. Measure the distance between the points, enter that distance in the speedo. Very accurate.
the very small oval magnet is JB Weld glued to a lug bolt on the wire wheel hub.
this version used a magnet with a threaded post, so easy to make a bracket. Pickup is JB Weld glued in place.
Thanks for the link Will. When budget allows I'd like to get one of these. My link didn't include the customizing I did to make it look more period correct.
There's the other pertinent thread >>> http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/257047/285228.html?1335742625
Here's mine, and it works fine in my racer.