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  1. #11 Re: Alfa powered Roadster help. 
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    Not an Alfa engine but had the same problem with the 1.7 Ital. Made this glassfibre cover which fits under the carpet and guides the cable out through the bulkhead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trevorford View Post
    Not an Alfa engine but had the same problem with the 1.7 Ital. Made this glassfibre cover which fits under the carpet and guides the cable out through the bulkhead.
    Looks good, think that's the way to go. Will also try to route under the floor when the box is back in the car although I think the bend may be too sharp.
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    Is it possible to get a right angle drive like the triumphs use on the overdrive box. Suppose it is a metric thread ??
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    I was wondering the same thing myself, and hoping someone had used one before.

    I know Jags use them also ( seen them on ebay )
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    I mated a Ford Type 9 box to my Alfa engine but had the same issue with the speedo drive cable. I fitted a right angle drive which I seem to remember getting from Westfield and it not being particularly cheap. I'm sure you could get one but may need to adapt it to the Alfa box.
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    Thats a good idea Trevor, have the same problem on my 1300 swb mk2.
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    Found this on ebay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Moto-Guzzi...-/131550653943.

    According to a Ferrari Dino forum this is common to Ferrari's, Fiats, Moto Guzzi's and Alfa Romeo

    Might be worth a punt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Marlin View Post
    Found this on ebay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Moto-Guzzi...-/131550653943.

    According to a Ferrari Dino forum this is common to Ferrari's, Fiats, Moto Guzzi's and Alfa Romeo

    Might be worth a punt.
    Decided to go for it. Will updated if money wasted or smiley face.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Marlin View Post
    Decided to go for it. Will updated if money wasted or smiley face.
    Looked good, nice and compact. Too compact as it turns out. No way that baby is screwing on. Maybe fits newer Alfas or just a mistake on the Ferrari forum.

    Anyone got a Moto Guzzi????
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    I hads same proble with my Ford Gearbox speedo cable

    Looked at an electric option (Hal effect) - better but still cable and underbody stuff to deal with

    Went with a GPS one from Speedhut in USA - I have to say brilliant - bit pricy at about 300 but worth it for the effort it save - it was a cable free fit other than power to its electronics - the GPS cable just coiled under dash and the attached sensor velcro'd on top. Just an option. Can tell you all the pro's and cons if you need it.
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