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After Ian, Paul and yours truly had a look at converting the newer electronic clock so that the speedo could be made to work, it soon become apparent that it would be easier to start from scratch as the two clocks were actually quite different in design. I started of by striping down the original speedo and thus put the electronic speedo back on eBay.

Pictured is the main clock assembly stripped down, I have decided to add an electronic kit car type speedo to the right hand side and may add some voltage sensors to a panel yet to be fabricated on the left hand side.

Using tank cutters two large holes were made to allow the fitment of a VDO electronic speedo, fuel level gauge and 12 volt digital meter. The printed circuit was cut down to fit the new layout and allow the continued use of the existing lamps and holders. With some modifications the connections now terminate in a MIL spec multi pole connector.

Fortunately the wiring loom that connects to the dash is removable, this made it easier to replace the crappy printed circuit connectors with a MIL spec plug which then mates with the connector on the clock assembly.
The aluminium plates that mount the speedo and tacho have now been powder coated to a similar colour to the wheels, the original fuel and temperature gauges have been covered in grey vinyl as the base is hard to replicate and also made of plastic.

It's now time to somehow link the throttle pedal to the electronic speed controller, my solution for this little problem was to purchase a 5k pot assembly with sprung lever and micro switch built in, so not a lot to do really, it will sit in the original engine compartment and be attached to the throttle cable that runs down the side of the car, a handy unit made by Curtis Instruments (Model is PB-8).

A picture showing the new modified oil and fuel pipe work that has a low profile and allows easier fitment of the engine in to it's bay.

Another view of the modified pipe work.
This image shows the oil sump inspection plate, this is where I am going to mount the oil temperature sender, a new plate will have to be fabricated.

And here it is, a replacement cover that has provision for a temperature sender inside it.
And now mounted on to the engine itself.

OK, found a few issues with the modified pipe work, so now pictured is my mkII version , I feel a lot happier with it now.

The image shows the wiring that connects all of the accessories to a multi pole connector. The connector was salvaged from a EMU12 GPU, a handy find.
Engine now fitted in to it's bay with modified pipe work and wiring, it looks a lot neater now.
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