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VDO speedo pickup?

Postby Trev on Fri Jul 18, 2008 1:50 pm

Hi guys

I've got the full VDO set of gauges - also bought quite a nifty speedo sensor that screws onto the original speedo drive ouput on the gearbox 8) Problem is, due to space constraints in the transmission tunnel, I can't use the nifty little sensor :oops: Time for plan B - Where can I get one of those pickup sensors that run off the prop shaft bolts?

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Re: VDO speedo pickup?

Postby Van on Thu Nov 06, 2008 8:09 pm

Hi Trev,

Do you know if your nifty little sensor is universal or a VDO specific item? I'm looking for something similar for my T50 box --> Auto Guage setup.

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Re: VDO speedo pickup?

Postby Trev on Fri Nov 07, 2008 7:01 am

Hi Ettienne

The sensor was supplied with the guages directly from VDO - I'm pretty sure it will work with any guage that requires an electronic pulse/ trigger input. (Most electronic gauges work like this I think...). As mentioned though, It's quite a "bulky" item and you may not have enough space between the speedo output and the transmission tunnel. If you have dimensions of how much soace you have available, I'll be able to tell you if it will fit... Let me know!

I resorted to buying a proximity sensor / switch for R200.00 or so from a supplier here in Cape Town. It picks up signal from the prop shaft bolts on the diff flange - working a treat.

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Re: VDO speedo pickup?

Postby Phil Bradley on Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:21 am

Hi Trev
I was quoted R412-62 (Excl. VAT) for a Ploskon M18 PNP PSI Normally open 1KHz proximity switch, Part No. PSI186313F from Fox Controlls in Blairgowrie. http://www.foxcontrols.co.za
I don't mind people making a profit for a living but I have an issue when they try to get rich off 1 item :-(

I hope you don't mind me asking:
What make model is yours and does it work well with the VDO? Where did you get it from too?

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Re: VDO speedo pickup?

Postby Trev on Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:50 am

Hi Phil

Got it from ElectroMechanica - see link below for contact details, there is a branch in Joey's...


http://www.em.co.za/productspage.cfm?datafield=157

Not exactly sure of the part number - Very NB to make sure you get the DC, 3 wire 12 - 24V sensor (I think mine was the M12 one)

As mentioned - it's working perfectly - the VDO gauges are really easy to set up / calibrate as well.

Good luck

Cheers

PS - I'm off to register one very shiny orange Locost 20V Velocity :D
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Re: VDO speedo pickup?

Postby Phil Bradley on Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:07 am

Thanks Trevor

Good luck with the registration.

WHERE ARE THE PICTURES!!??!!

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Re: VDO speedo pickup?

Postby Phil Bradley on Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:22 am

I have just phoned Electro Mechanica and the price is now R327-62, due a price increase. I'm in the wrong industry when these guys can justify a 60% price increase due to the exchange rate...

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Re: VDO speedo pickup?

Postby Trev on Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:58 pm

Hey Phil

Came so close to registering today... had to get my little girl to the pediatrician to get fixed (GP's and their misdiagnosis!). Anyway, temp permit is valid until monday, so Monday will be the the day - Hell, I might even give roadworthy a bash 8)

Pics, erm... ja, mmmm, the dog ate them... :oops: I'll get the camera out tomorrow! (note to self)

I honestly remember there being 2 proximity switches available - the one switch was significantly more, so I took the cheaper one... definitely not more than R250.00 - bloody crooks!

Did you get the switch already?

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Re: VDO speedo pickup?

Postby Van on Sun Nov 09, 2008 11:58 am

Trev wrote:If you have dimensions of how much soace you have available, I'll be able to tell you if it will fit... Let me know!


Thanks Trev, I will see if I can quickly put the gearbox back in today and measure it. Are these sensors gearbox specific? I should in theory have a bit more space as I have a slightly bigger than locost chassis

Phil Bradley wrote:WHERE ARE THE PICTURES!!??!!

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Re: VDO speedo pickup?

Postby Van on Sat Nov 15, 2008 6:47 am

Hi trev, i've measure the space but it's pretty odd, could you send me a photo of that nifty little unit and maybe measurements of it? i know our tunnel is a bit wider than locost.

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Re: VDO speedo pickup?

Postby Reno on Wed Sep 30, 2009 11:23 pm

Hi guys

About the speedo where can I find a complete matching set for the dash? I have managed to find every gauge besides the speedo its self, Found the temp, oil temp, batt volt, petrol gauge, rev gauge but not Speedo gauge :oops: can anyone recommend me a internet site "local if possible"

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Re: VDO speedo pickup?

Postby Phil Bradley on Thu Oct 01, 2009 11:36 am

Hi Reno

You can get them from Diesel Electric in Wynberg (JHB) 011-531-7600

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Re: VDO speedo pickup?

Postby ross on Thu Oct 01, 2009 11:52 am

I've got a spare pick up.
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Re: VDO speedo pickup?

Postby Reno on Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:08 pm

Phil Bradley wrote:Hi Reno

You can get them from Diesel Electric in Wynberg (JHB) 011-531-7600

Phil



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