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Ireland
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Posted - 20 Sep 2010 :  15:50:57 Show Profile Reply with Quote
I have picked up a nice littly 52mm Yakazi? revcounter in a pod and want to fit it without destroying my car too much. The mounting bracket requires me to drill about a 12mm hole in the steering wheel cowling, the pod bolt is hollow and the wires run through this, so I guess it would keep the wiring neat. Anyone come up with any neat ways of fitting revcounters.

Cheers
Paul

Woody
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United Kingdom
2531 Posts

Posted - 20 Sep 2010 :  20:09:19 Show Profile Reply with Quote
You don't normally need to drill the cowling. Can you show a pic of your pod etc as it sounds different to mine.

The pods usually have a shoe which can rest on the column and be secured by a large jubillee clip. The wire thus exiting via a separate hole.
Below small 55mm Yazaki, installed in my first V4, and the 80mm version mounted in the "Troll".
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Ireland
278 Posts

Posted - 23 Sep 2010 :  12:33:08 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Hi Woody
Thanks for those photos, I think I will try and make up a bracket and use a bit of black paint. That hole that you are using for your bracket is taken up with my choke lever.
Cheers
Paul
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john-saab
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 23 Sep 2010 :  19:13:20 Show Profile Reply with Quote
For the first time ever i have seen something on Woody's car i don't quite like...the idea of a sharp spike fixed to the steering column is something the SAAB designers would have lost sleep over and something i would'nt want to get close to in a crash!
Sorry woody..no disrespect intended.
I used 2 thick cable tie's to hold the "foot" of my rev counter to the steering column..i also used a smaller rev counter so it doesn't obscure the lower part of the speedo..something we need around here as they are introducing more and more 20mph zones.
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