Speedo and taqcho refurb

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#1 Speedo and taqcho refurb

Post by sulzeruk » Tue Aug 16, 2022 4:09 pm

Hi all, who is the best for refurbing my speedo and tacho from my Series 2? I presume the tacho will need converted for electonic ignition as well Are Speedy Cables any good?
Alasdair
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#2 Re: Speedo and taqcho refurb

Post by mgcjag » Tue Aug 16, 2022 4:20 pm

Yes speedy cables are very good.....as is Speedograph Richfield http://www.speedograph-richfield.com/
Steve
69 S2 2+2 (just sold) & Building a C type replica, 1960 xk150fhc

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#3 Re: Speedo and taqcho refurb

Post by TheMadBadger » Mon Oct 17, 2022 8:34 pm

I’ve used the Spiyda kit in the tachometer of both of my S2 cars. It is fairly easy to do and works very well.

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#4 Re: Speedo and taqcho refurb

Post by tim wood » Tue Oct 18, 2022 5:52 pm

+1 for the Spiyda kit
Series 1 FHC purchased 40 years ago. Courted my wife in it.
Series 1 2+2 when the kids were small now sold.
Series 1.5 OTS in opalescent maroon, Californian car. My retirement present.

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#5 Re: Speedo and taqcho refurb

Post by JerryL770 » Fri Oct 21, 2022 10:01 am

+ another for the Spiyda kit though I've had quite some difficulty with calibration. Not the fault of the Spiyda converter I hasten to add.

My problem showed in that in the car, I never got above about 2k rpm. Calibrated using 100, 200, 300Hz sound files OK. Restored to the car and soon after, not giving correct rpm's again, always low.

Chris at Spiyda advised on moving the brass weight on the rotor and this got me there. I suspect it may be moving due to car vibration. If it does again, I'll have to recalibrate and stick the weight with a tiny application of cyano glue. Not too much or it will affect the calibration!
Jerome Lunt
1970 S2 FHC - Dark Blue, Red Interior, MX5 Seats
2008 MX-5 NC PRHT

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