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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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    Tachmometer Question

    Hi,
    The Tachometer on my '59 Bugeye has been working just fine. However just the other day is started reading funny. It goes to 0 when at idle and reading consistently lower than normal. Engine if running just fine. Is this most likely do to the gear box in the tach cable or could it be something else? The cable is conected correctly...

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    Re: Tachmometer Question

    Check the cable

    Take it off from the back of the tach and start the car and watch the cable go round

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    Re: Tachmometer Question

    Took cable loose from back of tach and it does not turn at idle. Did not have time at lunch to do much else.

    Matt

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    Re: Tachmometer Question

    I would pull the cable and see if it's broken.

    Cheers

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    Re: Tachmometer Question

    Thanks, will do.

    Matt

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