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#1 Peter Morley

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 21:58

The piece in these photos came with a pair of Veritas Meteor rocker covers, was labelled Veritas and had come from someone who at one time owned a Veritas...
Does anyone recognise this??

I guess it might be a drop gear assembly (but not convinced it is substantial enough) with different ratios available (it is marked 32:28 on the casing) other markings are 1:3.42 & 4204.
Did Veritas use drop gears? They don't appear to have used superchargers so I'm ruling supercharger drive out?

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#2 David Birchall

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 23:38

The lack of an idler gear would seem to rule out the use of this in the drive line wouldn't it?
Agree that is doesn't look strong enough for what would probably be a 2 litre (?) engine anyway.
Dividing the 32/28 gives a ratio of .875 for what that is worth.

Edited by David Birchall, 26 June 2012 - 23:42.


#3 Peter Morley

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 00:08

The lack of an idler gear would seem to rule out the use of this in the drive line wouldn't it?
Agree that is doesn't look strong enough for what would probably be a 2 litre (?) engine anyway.
Dividing the 32/28 gives a ratio of .875 for what that is worth.


The gear is a similar size to our Connaught (which hangs behind the differential for easy ratio changes - and only has the one pair of drop gears at the diff. end) so I assume that could be strong enough but the casing and bearings don't really give that impression!

I'm thinking that 1:3.42 is probably a diff. ratio which might tie this device to the differential end of the transmission...
4204 looks like a chassis/engine/component number.