I have both the tramnsmission and speedometer angle drives out of
the car and ready to be lubricated. As always I have several
question. First the transmission angle drive:
How do I get the old grease out? Do I remove the small screws
and try to scrape the grease out? Or is there a way to remove the
flat side covers?
Is there a special type of lube that should be used?
Should I remove the small screws on the angle drives and replace
them with nipple fittings?
The speedometer angle drive. This thing looks so delecate.
Should I remove the metal cover that is held on with two screws
to remove the grease.
There is a slotted cover. Can this be romoved and replaced to
allow cleaning and greasing.
Lastly, do the angle gears have different gear ratios,or are
they all interchangable?
I have three different transmission angle gears. One that came with
the conversiona and has 1 inch connections (stock chevy?). Another
that I took from an XJS (unknown year) that has a 3/4 and a 1 inch
connection, and lastly, I have one I took from an XJ6 (unknown
year) that measures 1/2 inch and 3/4 of an inch (all measurments
It is the last one from the XJ6 that fits the cable I purchased
from Johns Cars. I also received a new speedometer gear insert
from Johns cars that has the correct diameter male connection for
the angle drive from the XJ6.
I have posted some pics in the lumps section to clear this stuff up.
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