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7/30/10 2:34pm - Original Message: 'Gauge faces'
jose's 79
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bethpage, NY - USA

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stock original 1979 L82.

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in the process of redoing the dash and gauges. and the tach and speedo are showing there age. does anyone know if they sell new gauge faces or the stickers that are not black numbers on white back ground. i want a stock look.
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7/30/10 10:11pm - Reply: 'Gauge faces'
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I just saw them selling the faces on ebay they were for speedo's up to 140mph.  About $50.  Click

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7/30/10 10:18pm - Reply: 'Gauge faces'
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thanks bro, have you seen the tach anywhere?
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9/7/10 9:15am - Reply: 'Gauge faces'
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New Albany, OH - USA

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1980 Coupe / Snowcrest White / L48, 350 / Comp Cam / Edelbrock Heads / Cyclone Intake / Holley Carb / Holley Fuel Pump / Patriot Headers / Dual Exhaust / Magnaflow Mufflers / 1964 Coupe / Riverside Red / L76, 327, 365hp

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I am going to change my 85 MPH speedo for a 140.  Does anyone have any hints on remove and replace?
 
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9/7/10 9:22am - Reply: 'Gauge faces'
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I just bought all the faces at carlisle. the tach speedo faces were i think around 15 each and the center console gage face is part #A2151 for 15.99 from ecklers.

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9/7/10 11:05am - Reply: 'Gauge faces'
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I have done this a few times..it is the same as the tach..you have to pry off the needle--making sure that you do not break or make larger the hole that the pintle goes into..it just pops back on--don't put it completely back together untill you check to see if it goes to 0 with the key on..for the tach..the speedo should bounce back to 0 by flipping the needle up towards the numbers..or stop at the stop pin if it has one..harder to take the dash cluster out than it is to replace the gauge back..

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9/7/10 8:41pm - Reply: 'Gauge faces'
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Try calling Harrison Speedometer, He can re-silk screen your gauges for a fraction of the price of new faces and they come out fantastic. Here's a shot of my oil pressure gauge that he redid including recalibrating to read up to 100 PSI.


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9/7/10 9:01pm - Reply: 'Gauge faces'
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I like that 100 psi thing!
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9/9/10 10:42am - Reply: 'Gauge faces'
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We have a service that reconditions any gauges, replaces any lenses as needed, etc.  We can even send them the dash assembly and get it back ready to put back in.  It will look like new.

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12/15/10 10:07am - Reply: 'Gauge faces'
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New Albany, OH - USA

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I am in the process of removing my 85 MPH speedometer to upgrade to the 140 MPH.  I have removed the lens and the trim plate and have also removed the 3 screws securing the speedometer. 
Does anyone know the best way to get to the back of the gage housing so I can remove the 2 shoulder screws that hold the speedo in place?  And after I remove the shoulder screws, what's next?
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12/15/10 10:26am - Reply: 'Gauge faces'
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I have a 1978 and removed mine the other year. Can't remember all the details but Once the screws are out holding the speedometer I was able to just pull out the speedometer enough to remove the screws and cable, I believe mine had a snap on to hold it in place either way I had enough movement to reach behind. I was surprised how light the speedo was? I had to get it working and put a new needle on it. No problems snapping the cable back in and screw and push back into place. I'm no exprt but that is how mine went.Thumbs UpBB78

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12/15/10 10:56am - Reply: 'Gauge faces'
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Hey Chuck..do you have Skype? If you don't know what it is then I assume you don't have it. It would be easier using that instead of memory.
Rich

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12/15/10 1:05pm - Reply: 'Gauge faces'
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New Albany, OH - USA

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1980 Coupe / Snowcrest White / L48, 350 / Comp Cam / Edelbrock Heads / Cyclone Intake / Holley Carb / Holley Fuel Pump / Patriot Headers / Dual Exhaust / Magnaflow Mufflers / 1964 Coupe / Riverside Red / L76, 327, 365hp

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Yes, I have Skype.

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12/15/10 7:06pm - Reply: 'Gauge faces'
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That's really good..ok well..I have been thinking about doing this for a while now but I can't get video Skype to work on my phone yet..I think it's a Beta thing again..I want to be able to see what people are asking about before an answer is given..I think it's a logical next step for this site to move to visual video internet..it could be run in between each of us..and not bog down the site itself..I will work on the phone again tonight and see if I can get it to work..if not I am up for an upgrade on a phone and may just go get a new one that will do more of what I want..all the other person would need is an video camera for the computer and there ya go..I may post this on a separate post and see what kind of response I get..
Rich

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12/16/10 3:51pm - Reply: 'Gauge faces'
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1980 Coupe / Snowcrest White / L48, 350 / Comp Cam / Edelbrock Heads / Cyclone Intake / Holley Carb / Holley Fuel Pump / Patriot Headers / Dual Exhaust / Magnaflow Mufflers / 1964 Coupe / Riverside Red / L76, 327, 365hp

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I tried removing my speedo at this point but it is still secured in place, so I have also removed the center lower dash pad cover below the steering column.
According to instructions I found online, they state that I am now to remove the bracket that holds the steering column in place.  Then I am to reach behind the speedo housing and unplug the circuit board.  Then I am supposed to remove the speedo cable and then the speedo housing.
That's where these particular instructions end but I assume that I would then have to remove the 2 shoulder screws to remove the speedometer.
 
Any comments?
 
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12/17/10 6:32am - Reply: 'Gauge faces'
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HOWELL, NJ - USA

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1979, Targa Blue (72 Color), Pace Car rear spoiler, L88 hood, Dark blue factory interior, 525HP 406, HD 700R4, 370 gears,Steeroids, composite rear spring, TT IIs wrapped in T/A Radials.

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Chuck, where are these shoulder screws that you're referring to? I did my speedo and tach just recently so I'm very familiar with how to get them out of the dash.

Did you already remove the cable and the big wiring harness plug that goes into the PC board?

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12/17/10 10:50am - Reply: 'Gauge faces'
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New Albany, OH - USA

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1980 Coupe / Snowcrest White / L48, 350 / Comp Cam / Edelbrock Heads / Cyclone Intake / Holley Carb / Holley Fuel Pump / Patriot Headers / Dual Exhaust / Magnaflow Mufflers / 1964 Coupe / Riverside Red / L76, 327, 365hp

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I stopped after removing the center lower dash pad cover which gives access to the bracket that holds the steering column in place.

I found other instructions that state that after I remove the 3 screws that secure the speedo I should be able to give it a tug and be able to reach behind it to remove the speedo cable.
I tried this but the speedo seemed to be secured by something else so I didn't force it.
 
Any help?
 
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