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find of the day 31 Mar 2019 15:21 #94351

I found one that was already bottom feed, hope Chip isn't disappointed it's just a 75 MPH unit, it will not reach mind warp speed B)


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find of the day 29 Mar 2019 02:14 #94317

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RickG wrote: Sure Ray, What kind is it and what does it need?



That 80mph speedo doesn’t go high enough for my new riveted FC project to go up against Locomotion-but don’t tell him...




The lens is loose and it has dirt inside, I'm not sure if the face will clean up or not and I don't know for sure how well it works, is there a gasket on the lens?

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find of the day 26 Mar 2019 18:40 #94268

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Ray, I haven't seen one of the Stewart-Warner types. It looks though like they didn't make them easy to service. Maybe the bezel is crimped on to the body?

I haven't had one of the solid back Airguides apart, so I couldn't say for sure if it can be modified for a bottom fitting. If any of theirs could be, it'd probably be that type. The others, like yours and mine with the stamped steel bodies, can not. The hose nipple is soldered to the diaphragm, and even though it has a hex base and looks like it can be removed, turning it will quickly turn the speedo into a paperweight. :( :S

Yours looks good BTW... The face is a bit oxidized, but I think it'll clean up OK. I was noticing the pic of your Flyer dash, and how the chrome on the 50 MPH one's bezel is better than this one. You should be able to swap them if you want. Those come apart pretty easily.

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find of the day 26 Mar 2019 15:07 #94264

We need a thread on Rick's Speedo Repair B)

Hey Rick,
Have you been inside of one of these or calibrated one? It has dirt inside, almost looks like it might have been underwater.





Another question, I have seen this type speedo with the hose fitting coming out of the bottom, is that something that can be retrofitted?



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find of the day 14 Mar 2019 02:04 #93999

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Locomotion wrote: The lens is loose and it has dirt inside, I'm not sure if the face will clean up or not and I don't know for sure how well it works, is there a gasket on the lens?





As I recall, there is. I can do something with that. I'll PM you my mailing address if you want to send it. I'm going to have to do some more math to test that one though. ;)
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find of the day 14 Mar 2019 01:55 #93998

RickG wrote: Sure Ray, What kind is it and what does it need?





The lens is loose and it has dirt inside, I'm not sure if the face will clean up or not and I don't know for sure how well it works, is there a gasket on the lens?

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find of the day 14 Mar 2019 01:35 #93997

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Sure Ray, What kind is it and what does it need?

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find of the day 13 Mar 2019 23:48 #93996

RickG wrote:

Locomotion wrote: Looks great, wo did the work?




Thanks Ray, I got enamored of these a couple years ago and bought one from Mike. Since then, I pick up ratty ones when they're cheap enough, and make the reproduction faces, pins and lenses. Cobbled up a test rig to calibrate them. I've got a few of them ready to go up on Ebay when I get the chance.



The red 50 MPH one is probably going on my Vagabond, (...for the same reason my truck speedometer goes up to 140), but the rest of this stuff will be sold.




Hey Rick, I have a speedometer that needs some TLC, can I send it to you?

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1956 Golden Rocket, Sawzall Special

find of the day 02 Feb 2019 17:08 #93172

I have seen both these gauges pegged, replaced the tach with an 8K, now the speedo :biggrin:

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1956 Golden Rocket, Sawzall Special

find of the day 01 Feb 2019 18:19 #93141

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