Part 10 Speedometer cont

It may seem a little 'Heath Robinson' but I can assure you it works. After the speedometer was returned and refitted, I checked its accuracy and was very satisfied. The only visual change was a little needle flicker up to 10 mph. Incidentally, they will also zero the odometer if required at no extra cost.

This, of course, would. be a simple solution to those who have V8s with larger diameter tyres and rims. A quick call to this company could solve a serious problem.

You may think that it would be much simpler to fit the correct TR8 parts. I couldn't agree more. Unfortunately, most have been NLS at Unipart for some years. However, on looking through Rimmers recent price list, I see that some have once again become available.
The parts required are:

TR8 spec cars with 5 speed gearbox after VIN201308 use:

DRIVEN GEAR p/no. 219003

DRIVING GEAR p/no. TKC 1274

TR8 spec cars with 5 speed gearbox before VIN201308 use:

DRIVEN GEAR p/no. 219002A

DRIVING GEAR p/no. TKC 1274

For those who have TR8 spec cars with 3 speed Borg/Warner auto box:

DRIVEN GEAR p/no 219002A (This does not need changing if std. B/W 3.5SD1 box is used)

DRIVING GEAR p/no. AEU 1515

A final word of caution: It is much easier to fit the DRIVING gear with the gearbox removed from the car.

This is obviously a job that cannot be carried out until the conversion is complete, but it's well worth adding to the list of jobs to be done.