Speedometer linkage

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2013: Speedometer linkage
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Marty Bufalini on Monday, July 08, 2013 - 06:06 pm:

Doesn't anyone make the chain links for the Stewart speedometer? One of my links broke on my 1914 T with the Model 100 speedometer. Any ideas? Thanks.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Marty Bufalini on Monday, July 08, 2013 - 06:14 pm:

Oh, I forgot mention that I tried Langs, Snyders, Macs, Chappin and, Restoration Supply.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob McDonald-Federal Way, Wa. on Monday, July 08, 2013 - 06:54 pm:

Marty
Is this what your looking for? I found these with some parts I bought. Can send a couple if needed.

Bob


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Marty Bufalini on Tuesday, July 09, 2013 - 10:39 am:

Bob, yes!!! Not sure how to private message but please let me know how many you can spare and how much. Thanks!!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Larry Smith on Tuesday, July 09, 2013 - 10:51 am:

There are a bunch on ebay now. I used to buy NOS links from Bob Bergstadt. I'll bet they still have some.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob McDonald-Federal Way, Wa. on Tuesday, July 09, 2013 - 11:59 am:

Marty
Sent you a PM.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ludo Verfaillie on Tuesday, July 09, 2013 - 12:09 pm:

Marty ,
Suggest you check with Don Ritchey in Escalon ,CA . See "The horseless carriage garage ".
I visited him last year .tel 209-838-3206 fax 209-575-0651 . Very kind and knowledgeable old man.
He modifies the broken chain for the Stewart speedometer and replaces it with a cable . Never a problem any more . Not visible on the outside .
Ludo
Belgium


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jerry VanOoteghem on Tuesday, July 09, 2013 - 01:13 pm:

Marty,

Be sure that the speedometer head turns easily, with no tight spots. You can do this by spinning the speedo input shaft with your fingers. It should turn with almost zero resistance. The last cable link I broke was due to a jammed up speedo.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Marty Bufalini on Tuesday, July 09, 2013 - 05:42 pm:

Thank you all! I will try Bergstadt and Ritchey. Bob, I'd read your PM if I could figure out how to do it. Jerry, both the head at the speedometer and the what-ever-you-call-it at the wheel turn freely.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob McDonald-Federal Way, Wa. on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 - 12:00 am:

Marty
You can call or Email me No charge, just trying to be helpful.
253-941-0674 ruggedmilling@hotmail.com
Bob


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Larry Smith on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 - 11:31 am:

I know there are those in the club who will disagree with me, but I've been using Stewart chains forever, and haven't had a problem.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By KEN PARKER on Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 08:18 pm:

Marty,

Be sure to "lay" the links by turning the drive wheel forward before you hook up the head unit.

Jack up the right front wheel and turn it clockwise. The road gear will turn the swivel and cable links. The links will then lay in the proper direction. Then hook the cable to the speedometer head.

Ken in Texas


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Marty Bufalini on Saturday, July 13, 2013 - 08:51 am:

Thanks, Ken. I didn't know that.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Royce in Dallas TX on Saturday, July 13, 2013 - 09:10 am:

I've also had zero problems with those chains. I think a lot of the reason is that I keep the chain thoroughly greased. I hook up all the links, then sink them in a coffee can full of red Mobil grease. I pull them out of the grease and drop the chain into the housing.

Here's what the Stewart manual that came from the original owner of my '17 runabout says:



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