Speedometer issue

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  • #308920
    Rene Toussaint
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    @renet

    <p style=”padding-left: 40px; text-align: left;”>My VDO speedometer is acting up. The MPH needle works fine. The odometer and the Trip meter are the one’s acting up. Sometimes they work and other times they don’t accumulate any miles. I’ve been getting them to work sometimes my playing around with the zero knob.</p>
    anyone know if they are repairable and if the are who does them. I’m going to try and attatch a picture of it.

    update: I can’t insert a picture. HELP!!!
    <p style=”padding-left: 40px;”>The speedometer has a black face</p>
     

    #308921
    Mark
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    @mglondonroadste

    The speedometer should be repairable. There are two dhops that I know of that dtill repair old speedos.
    One is in Tempe, Arizona (next door to Phoenix) called Dick’s Speed O Tach.

    The other is North Hollywood Speedometer in North Hollywood, California. (Near Los
    Angeles)

    I do not have their phone or address numbers handy, yet I have used both. Dick’s usually has a quicker turn around time, yet both are good.

    #308923
    Rene Toussaint
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    @renet

    Thank you for the help. I’m going to call Dick’s maybe tomorrow and possibly get some kind of quote. If I like it, the next thing will be getting it out of the dash. It is buried behind wires.

    #308924
    Mark
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    @mglondonroadste

    Yes even living close by, they wanted the speedo out of the car.

    #308927
    billnparts
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    @billnparts

    My VDO Speedo was doing the same thing. I decided to take it apart. I found there was a jackshaft between gear sets that had become misaligned. It snapped back into place easily enough. Problem fixed. Replacement bezels are available on the VDO website.

    Search for forum topic “ Odometer” for photos and detailed instructions.

    Hope this helps.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #308934
    Rene Toussaint
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    @renet

    I did do a search for odometer and came up empty

    #308936
    billnparts
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    @billnparts

    It’s there. I can pull it up, but, you’re right, a general search does not work. Send your email address to ‘billnparts@yahoo.com” and I’ll try to send it direct.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #308947
    Rene Toussaint
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    @renet

    We’ll I was able to get the speedometer out of the dash. The next thing is getting the bezel off without destroying it. I’m sure they crimp the outer edge after it’s all assembled. I sent Bill an Email looking for advice. Any ideas here?

    #308950
    edward ericson
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    @edsnova

    Use a very small screwdriver to pry the bezel edge out. Go slow and shallow. After you get about 2/3 around you’ll be able to take it off. Do it carefully; there’s a gasket in there and the face may be glass.

    #308951
    Rene Toussaint
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    @renet

    I took it to a repair shop this morning about two hours away south off Boston. The guy who is suppose to work on it just left for vacation and will be gone all next week. There was another guy there and I asked him if they had a special tool to remove the bezel without destroying the bezel. He didn’t know but said that the guy would never destroy the bezel. He would mail it back to me before damaging it.
    I figuired out on what to do if I get it back not fixed. The housing has a small lip all around it and that’s what stops the gage from going through the hole in the dash. All the bezel does is hold the glass. I figured I could chuck up the housing in a lathe and on low RPM machine off just enough of the edge of the bezel so I can easily pop it off. Then after making repairs and the speedometer is back in place in the dash, then using silicon I can glue the bezel in place to hold the glass. All done I hope my repair is the same as yours Bill.
    I have to wait to see what the repair guy is going to do.

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