January 26, 2020 at 3:05 pm #306475
Guy & Gals,
It seems my Vintage Reproduction Speedo has bitten the dust and I need a matching replacement for the rest of the gauges in my TDR. It is the type that came with many Fiberfab and CMC kits 20 plus years ago. It is white faced with a stainless rim ( but could be a crackled black that I can remove ) and says as above – Vintage and at the bottom Reproduction.
It is about 3 5/8″ to 3 3/4″ wide. If i can remember how to post a picture I will try posting one of my old broken unit.
Please check your old stock and cabinets if you have one to spare. PM me and we can talk off line and trade photos and pricing.
Thanks for your helpJanuary 27, 2020 at 3:26 pm #306477
Anyone out there know where one might be hiding?
Let me know,
ThanksJanuary 28, 2020 at 10:21 pm #306478Ryan FilaParticipant
Hi, there is a company who still selling them. Check in this site in vendors section you check third website and order it.
good luckJanuary 28, 2020 at 10:25 pm #306479Ryan FilaParticipant
Sorry, it’s under section “library”January 30, 2020 at 3:27 pm #306481
I will give them a call to see if they have one – don’t see one on the web site but maybe they have a few loose speedo’sFebruary 8, 2020 at 9:02 am #306488
Brad at MG Magic says he does not think he has one but said he would take a look at his old stock and get back to me but no luck so far.
Anyone else have one sitting in a parts box?February 13, 2020 at 5:06 pm #306492
Still lookingFebruary 15, 2020 at 11:53 am #306495TollerParticipant
Assuming you are using a cable driven VW type of speedometer can you not just cannibalize a VW speedo and transplant the components into your defective one. Have read on either this forum or Speedster one that there is an outfit in US that can do repairs/transplants but have not bookmarked site as I use a GPS speedo. Ed is active on the Speedster site so he may be able to find it faster than I can
David B Dixon
Port Perry ON CA
SabineFebruary 16, 2020 at 9:00 am #306497
Good to hear from you.
I had not thought of just replacing the cable tie-in area. I may have a VW speedo around here someplace and now have a backup plan. Not sure if the innards are the same but I guess I can find out. It looks like I have to pry the metal edge of the face back to open it up.
The repair places charge as much for repairing a speedo as buying a whole set of lower end gauges so will do that as a last resort.
I really think there is a speedo out there someplace as thousands were made – hopefully one shows up shortly.
ThanksMarch 6, 2020 at 4:57 pm #306508
Well I was able to temp fix it and put a new cable in but still looking for a replacement – let me know if you see one.
ThanksJune 3, 2020 at 8:08 am #306496edward ericsonParticipant
There are two good VDO rebuild places in CA, Palo Alto Speedometer and North Hollywood Speedometer. They specialize in Porsche gauges. Both are run by cats named Helmut and both do very good work for very much money. My guess is, if Shu could get either of them to take the job, they would take about three months and $600. He’d end up with the best damn TDr speedometer ever.
I don’t see it happening.
For more work but a lil’ less money he could do what I did: buy a late Bug speedo, get a White Gauges stick-on face for it, Sharpie the needle, install a new, chrome trim ring and cut the hole in his dash a lil bigger to fit it up. A 5-inch tach from Classic Instruments finishes off the look nicely.
Maybe better, he could buy the spare set of 356 gauges I have, and use just the speedo and tach as-is, after cutting bigger holes for them.
They’re dark green faced though so…
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