Repairing Jaeger and Smiths Speedometers

An Article by Anthony Rhodes Copyright 2000

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Figure 13: This is the same TR6 speedometer with the dial face removed.

You can see all the plastic construction, and the single orange odometer drive gear on the left of the lower odometer set.

You can also see the flat-coiled brass return spring in the center.

Figure 14: A view of the left side of the same speedometer. You can see the orange speedometer drive gear, the gray plastic retaining washer, the white plastic pawl (which pushes the drive gear), and the dark metal retaining clip on the base of the pawl.

Figure 15: A close-up of the front of the odometer drive gear. The yellow plastic legs to the right of the gear are attached to the plastic, which has a splined surface and provides a ratcheting action to the gear.

The legs prevent rotation of the yelllow portion.

Just to the right of the real arm of the frame you can see the edge of a second gray washer.

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