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    Angle Drive Selection

    Can anyone suggest the smallest angle drive that provides the most clearance to the front spring. I need to replace one and the previous owner says the last angle drive last 20 miles. The car is lowered but there is no history on what spring is in the car.

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    You might want to look at the GPS based speedometer drive solution that a couple people have installed. It's a neat idea. An electric motor spins the speedo cable based on a GPS speed signal.
    Chris Miles

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    Send Rob Grady your original one if you still have it, and he'll rebuild it better than new. I've had mine for years and still going strong. It's also smaller than the repro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmcnc View Post
    Send Rob Grady your original one if you still have it, and he'll rebuild it better than new. I've had mine for years and still going strong. It's also smaller than the repro.
    Boom!

    If my Martin G unit ever fails this is what I am going to do. Grady was not selling the HRC rebuilts in 2009 when I gave up on DMCH's repos.
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    1st angle drive - 58,027 miles (20 years) -- original
    2nd angle drive - 48,489 miles (21 years) -- original from donor
    3rd angle drive - 26,572 miles (2 years 3 months) -- DMCH
    4th angle drive - 21,988 miles (1 year 11 months) -- DMCH
    5th angle drive - 7,137 miles (10 months 2 days) -- DMCH
    6th angle drive - OVER 68,971 miles and counting (OVER 7 yr 1 months & counting) -- new Martin Gutkowski unit
    over 213K miles

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris 16409 View Post
    You might want to look at the GPS based speedometer drive solution that a couple people have installed. It's a neat idea. An electric motor spins the speedo cable based on a GPS speed signal.
    So far this is the best mod Ive done to my car.

    OP: if you change your mind on the angle drive I have a nice write up for a more modern replacement

    http://dmctalk.org/showthread.php?17...light=SpeedBox

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris 16409 View Post
    You might want to look at the GPS based speedometer drive solution that a couple people have installed. It's a neat idea. An electric motor spins the speedo cable based on a GPS speed signal.

    I like that. $300 is pricey. I may have no other choice. The spring has about 1/8 interference when the suspension is extended.

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