Tacho cable 1961 Dexta

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Tacho cable 1961 Dexta

Postby kiwiland dexta » Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:50 pm

The engine end on my cable has deteriorated and stopped working, recently bought a repro part that did not fit as apparently a change was made in later production. Anyone have any ideas on sourcing the original fitting or other options please?
Pic shows the original versus the bought part.
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Re: Tacho cable 1961 Dexta

Postby henk » Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:43 pm

Could it be they send you one for another type of tractor? Looks to me as a Major type.
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Re: Tacho cable 1961 Dexta

Postby kiwiland dexta » Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:06 pm

The type is common to quite a few tractors, including apparently the later Dexta. I might have to get creative with that old cable.
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Re: Tacho cable 1961 Dexta

Postby PghBill » Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:48 pm

The type is common to quite a few tractors, including apparently the later Dexta. I might have to get creative with that old cable

I have a 64 Super Dexta and my cable looks just like your existing one.
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Re: Tacho cable 1961 Dexta

Postby kiwiland dexta » Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:47 pm

Interesting!
I have not been able to find a local supplier, one UK based business wants 45 pounds for one like the original - seem to remember someone once saying they were able to build up the worn end on their original, the fitting it goes into seems fine when I put the tacho end into it, snug and does not turn unlike the worn end. Have to see what I can achieve with solder or suchlike.
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Re: Tacho cable 1961 Dexta

Postby mathias1 » Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:08 pm

There are different fittings possible, you should take the measurement and compare them with the ones they are selling.
On angloagriparts they have a few different sizes listed for the dexa. Also worth looking at the parts for the major.
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Re: Tacho cable 1961 Dexta

Postby Old Hywel » Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:06 pm

I’ve vague memories of using splinters of wood to pack between the driving square/socket. Worked for years.
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Re: Tacho cable 1961 Dexta

Postby kiwiland dexta » Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:16 pm

I’ve vague memories of using splinters of wood to pack between the driving square/socket. Worked for years.

Love it - you should be a Kiwi!

Thanks Mathias - I will keep my searching eyes tuned.

Following up this thread, there are numerous business specialising in reconditioning instruments and making cables for them - I have been quoted approx $40NZ to make a new cable. Easy!
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Re: Tacho cable 1961 Dexta

Postby Mervyn Spencer » Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:17 pm

Hi, I suggest you give "Bundy Bears Shed" a call he is up in Queensland Australia. He sells tractor spares and may be able to help you. I just love watching his You Tube videos on repairs/restoration to tractors. He is such an interesting gentleman, you will love his videos.

Kiwi, just getting back to your Dexta, are we looking at a mechanical or pneumatic pump where your tacho cable drives? I have the mechanical Simms pump and the end of the tacho cable fits perfectly, I bought it from Agriline Products in 2005, and the part number is 5242, Dexta Tachometer Cable.
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Re: Tacho cable 1961 Dexta

Postby kiwiland dexta » Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:45 am

Thanks, Mervyn - sorry for slow reply, been away.
it is the mechanical pump - thanks for the leads, will follow up and see.
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Re: Tacho cable 1961 Dexta

Postby Mervyn Spencer » Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:52 am

Hi Derek, no problem, I hope you enjoyed your break. well I hope you can resolve your little issue.

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