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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:11 am    Post subject: VDO Tacho, temp and Oil Pressure Gauges circa 1967 Reply with quote

Hi All

I'm searching all over from Australia for the correct 1967 VDO gauges for this formula vee (a 1967 Elfin, built in Australia)


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I'll post pictures of the faces - shortly.

The tacho was probably approx 3.25"/82.5 mm - closest I've found so far is a 0-6000rpm 80 mm one Pt No. 830/21 2? 4.74 ( this part number relates to a 80 mm version)

Temp 0 to 260 Farenheit Pt. no. KR 3000. 5.67 01/36/18 (capilary type)

Oil Pressure 0 to 100 psi Pt No. 8.75. 20/4/1

-those part numbers are from a mate's car that has had a couple of the gauges replaced by ones that look correct without necessarily being from the sixties. Beggars can't be choosers, so I'd be happy with any that looked right, even if they were from the 70s or 80s.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:17 am    Post subject: Re: VDO Tacho, temp and Oil Pressure Gauges circa 1967 Reply with quote

These examples are not the correct dials, but they are the style of finish and font I need - white on a black base, though I will consider black lettering on a white base as a groovy alternative!!

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:22 am    Post subject: Re: VDO Tacho, temp and Oil Pressure Gauges circa 1967 Reply with quote

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I have a specialist gauge guy in Melbourne, Australia, but so far I haven't been able to source any gauges that fit the bill, so am quite prepared to take on inoperable ones as donors to rebuild if operating ones can't be found.

Any help in sourcing a set will be greatly appreciated!

Cheers

James
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:49 pm    Post subject: Re: VDO Tacho, temp and Oil Pressure Gauges circa 1967 Reply with quote

Too bad this one's a speedo rather than a tacho!

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:50 am    Post subject: Re: VDO Tacho, temp and Oil Pressure Gauges circa 1967 Reply with quote

Here's the prototype Elfin Formula Vee that we are aiming to emulate!

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:07 am    Post subject: Re: VDO Tacho, temp and Oil Pressure Gauges circa 1967 Reply with quote

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Got this white faced pressure gauge in Victoria, which might be able to be put to good use.

Missed out on a perfect still in itís box old stock black faced capillary temp gauge that was also in Melbourne - hopefully Iíll be able to track another one down....
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:33 am    Post subject: Re: VDO Tacho, temp and Oil Pressure Gauges circa 1967 Reply with quote

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A mate has this beautiful set in his Formula Vee!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:02 am    Post subject: Re: VDO Tacho, temp and Oil Pressure Gauges circa 1967 Reply with quote

Have you seen the VDO Cockpit Autochoice series?

https://www.vdo-gauges.com/instruments-displays-and-clusters/by-series/cockpit-autochoice.html
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:27 pm    Post subject: Re: VDO Tacho, temp and Oil Pressure Gauges circa 1967 Reply with quote

been using this for the last 25 years.....NOS.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:09 am    Post subject: Re: VDO Tacho, temp and Oil Pressure Gauges circa 1967 Reply with quote

Beautiful!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:18 am    Post subject: Re: VDO Tacho, temp and Oil Pressure Gauges circa 1967 Reply with quote

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I missed out on this one Sad
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