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Discuss the Austin Healey Sprite and the MG Midget. Two different but similar cars sometimes referred to collectively as the Spridget.

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    Tach Trouble

    The tach with generator tach drive in my bugeye goes from 0 rpm to 1000 rpm when I start the car but won't go any higher no matter how high the engine is revved. Went through the cable and mechanical gearbox to make sure nothing was sticking as well as checked the fan for slippage. Cable turns at tach end and increases with speed so figure it must be the tach and was going to send it out to NIssongers for a rebuild. I thought I'd check with another tach first. It does exactly the same thing. Only goes to 1,000 rpm. Could they both be bad in the same way?
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    Re: Tach Trouble

    Stripped Drive on the cable . Maybe
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    Re: Tach Trouble

    Or are the inner workings of the tach OK? I posted a thread about this a couple of years ago. The internals became sticky.

    http://www.britishcarforum.com/bcf/s...ght=tach+drive
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