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Offline Willie_B

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Speedometer rebuild and modification
« on: January 08, 2019, 06:25:34 PM »
For the moke redo I wanted to change the internals of the speedo so it would work right with the change of diff ratio. So it all can apart for cleaning and changes. I had several to use for spares and parts. Learned that are several differences between early and later ones. Even took the odo all the way apart to clean and reset. Used a drill to test the odo, only took three tries for it to work right. Repainted the inside hoping for more light for the face. The internals got changed from a 14something tpm to a 1280 that will work with the 3.44fd. That unit was a direct swap over after the overhaul. Used a cheap tach from ebay to set the drill speed to 1280 and then put the needle on at 60mph mark. New glass, jewels and chrome bezel and back together. Extra points for whoever notices what little thing I added.

Offline drmini

Re: Speedometer rebuild and modification
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2019, 08:19:44 PM »
Red tip?

Offline MiniDave

Re: Speedometer rebuild and modification
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2019, 08:40:38 PM »
Turned out beautifully, and may even be fairly accurate!
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Offline velopackrat

Re: Speedometer rebuild and modification
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2019, 08:45:30 PM »
Willy,

You're a freak.  But in a good way!  Awesome work.

Offline Willie_B

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Re: Speedometer rebuild and modification
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2019, 09:27:30 PM »
drmini got it.

Tip of the needle has a dab of orange paint. The moke will be light blue with random orange bits, like the seat belts.

Offline MPlayle

Re: Speedometer rebuild and modification
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2019, 10:02:55 PM »
Going with the old Gulf livery color scheme?

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Re: Speedometer rebuild and modification
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2019, 02:56:41 AM »
Going with the old Gulf livery color scheme?

Sorta, no stripes though.

Offline Jimini II

Re: Speedometer rebuild and modification
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2019, 11:22:51 AM »
Nice work Brad.

Offline 94touring

Re: Speedometer rebuild and modification
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2019, 12:30:05 PM »
Very nice job.  You're accepting speedos to rebuild now right?  77.gif