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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perfect, I'll try that. So to get just to the shaft/worm gear portion do I just undo the screws on the back, or do I still need to deal with the chrome ring as well?

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The chrome ring/glass will have to come off. In my big post on page 1 of this thread, the one with all the pictures, reference pictures 1-5, then 16-26.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go slowly and carefully around the ring with a small pick or flathead screwdriver. Only pry back what you need to as far as you need to.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The chrome ring/glass will have to come off. In my big post on page 1 of this thread, the one with all the pictures, reference pictures 1-5, then 16-26.


OK, perfect... Thank you!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dschup wrote:
Go slowly and carefully around the ring with a small pick or flathead screwdriver. Only pry back what you need to as far as you need to.

good luck


Thanks, should be interesting! Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its not that hard to get the ring off. keep track of what came out and in what order. And make sure you dont have any fingerprints inside the glass when you put it back together. Not that I had ever done that... Embarassed
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Its not that hard to get the ring off. keep track of what came out and in what order. And make sure you dont have any fingerprints inside the glass when you put it back together. Not that I had ever done that... Embarassed


Good call.

I think the bigger concern I have is getting the speedo out of the car...the wires/bulbs, etc. are old...and look brittle...would hate to break them pulling them out.

Looks like they are held in by plastic snaps, hoping they don't snap when I put tension on them. Sad
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:15 pm    Post subject: Speedo replaced Reply with quote

A quick update and a Thank YOU to this group/thread...

I picked up a spare speedo yesterday from a member on Samba! So great to have local contacts... With it, I was able to get the gist of how the bulbs, etc. come out, and while the spare speedo didn't look too good (some water/rust stains inside the glass, on the white ring, etc)... It looked to be in decent working order.

So using it as practice, (And with the solid advice on this thread...and a little patience)... I was able to get the bezel off and the speedo apart. I cleaned up the glass, outer ring, and the white ring so it looked pretty good. I had decided once it looked half-way decent to simply use it to replace my current speedo (That's been jammed and no longer works). Plugged in the lights, and presto...everything works perfect!

Next up was to take my current (jammed up) speedo...and now having practiced once before... I was able to do this process a lot easier... off with the bezel, cleaned up the glass, and got to see what was causing my "jammed gears". Turns out, they weren't cracked or broken...just gummed up stiff. A little liquid wrench got them freed, added some white Lithium in select spots... and re-assembled the unit. Now it works like a charm! Smile

An interesting note on removing the unit from the car... I didn't realize I needed to drop the steering column to get the speedo out as I needed about an inch more clearance than I had with the column in...but fortunately this was very easy to do.

Thanks for everyone's help, and Happy Holidays!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stirring up an old thread I know. Thanks to this I just re-set my speedo to 00001, thanks.

But before I even took it apart the needle broke. I also discovered that it was broken and glued once before. Its in three pieces now and I need a new needle. No ones selling them on here or on craigslist. Anyone want to sell me one or know of someone who does. I may even stop by a scrap yard this weekend to see if I can get one but if not, who here has one?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just do this, sword drink stirrer from walmart, 97 cents for a pack of twenty.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Complication:

I'm having issues removing the brass spline bushing for the needle. I tried the traditional method with diagonal pliers, I've tried pulling it straight with slip joint pliers, I've soaked both ends of the bushing for days in penetrating oil, tried holding the shaft stationary while twisting the bushing free, and I've applied heat to it via soldering iron.

It doesn't want to come off, for the love of God!!!!

Aside from ice, which will be my next probable attempt, anyone have another suggestion?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it was Bill May that says he likes to use a couple of spoons as levers...

Maybe one of those cheap butane pencil torches for a better heat source on it.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

glutamodo wrote:
I think it was Bill May that says he likes to use a couple of spoons as levers...

Maybe one of those cheap butane pencil torches for a better heat source on it.
I remember the spoon thing and I'll give that a shot. I'm hesitant to use a flame of any sort so close to the painted face, you know?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those pencil torches can put out a pretty tiny flame, but yeah I see your concern.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

glutamodo wrote:
Those pencil torches can put out a pretty tiny flame, but yeah I see your concern.
I'll think it over should the spoons and ice fail me, thanks. I didn't expect this considering the ease of removing the last one I did. Mad
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This fork tool supposedly works good .Its from a thread on that subject on this site but I can't find it.I think you lay the wood piece over the diameter face of the speedometer for leverage then yank the needle out with the fork.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks doable and easy to make. I might need to run over to a local thrift store to pick up a couple spoons and a fork to play with.

I wonder how the fork maintains its shape. Silverware is pretty easy to bend and I can't see it holding that form while using it to pry the bushing off. Since I don't have much for options left, I'll happily give it a try.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, mission accomplished, but I'm still going to make some bushing tools for next time. Wink

There's always a next time.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The guy that invented the fork idea goes by johnshenry on TheSamba site here.He knows his stuff.I was looking for the thread on how he uses the fork tool but gave up .So you had some luck with getting the needle off ?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

beryl green'62bug wrote:
The guy that invented the fork idea goes by johnshenry on TheSamba site here.He knows his stuff.I was looking for the thread on how he uses the fork tool but gave up .So you had some luck with getting the needle off ?
Yeah. Before making a trip out to a thrift store, I gave the diagonal pliers another try, with a different spin/angle on it. That allowed the application of a little more elbow grease, and pop! there it flew!
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