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1951 Speedo and Tach
#1122706 Sat Sep 05 2015 03:50 PM
Joined: Sep 2008
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I thought that I would add some pics of the new project that I am working on. I originally found this on the H.A.M.B. (Jalopy journal) and thought that I would give it a shot. The intent for my truck is to update the wiring to 12v and update the engine to a newer straight 6 (Chevy 292 cu from a 65 3/4 ton) so why not add a tach at the same time. I will be adding new SW guages with black face and white numbers to replace the original guages, so I thought the speedo and tach should match as well. I went to a local sign shop and had them replicate the speedo face in black and create a tach face for me using the original font. They created decals which go over top of the original speedo face. I will add more pics as the project progress.

http://s1075.photobucket.com/user/1...0Tach/image.jpg1.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0[/url]


1966 Chevrolet Caprice 2 Door Hardtop (396 Big Block)
1951 GMC 9434 5 Window (waiting on a 292 transplant)
Re: 1951 Speedo and Tach
5 Window 9434 #1122740 Sat Sep 05 2015 10:56 PM
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Nice! Those gauges will look great.

Re: 1951 Speedo and Tach
5 Window 9434 #1124055 Mon Sep 14 2015 01:07 AM
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Jim,
Thanks. I have added a few more pics. Same link as above. I still have to repaint the centres as I had a small screwdriver slip. Next step is to add the needles, glass and bezels.

Dave


1966 Chevrolet Caprice 2 Door Hardtop (396 Big Block)
1951 GMC 9434 5 Window (waiting on a 292 transplant)
Re: 1951 Speedo and Tach
5 Window 9434 #1124072 Mon Sep 14 2015 02:19 AM
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It appears that your speedometer shaft is broken

But hard to tell from the pics

You may want to check it out.

Re: 1951 Speedo and Tach
5 Window 9434 #1124075 Mon Sep 14 2015 02:42 AM
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Hard to tell, but the shaft is good. I wasn't so lucky with the first speedo that I took apart, snapped the shaft off at the base of the needle.
Dave


1966 Chevrolet Caprice 2 Door Hardtop (396 Big Block)
1951 GMC 9434 5 Window (waiting on a 292 transplant)
Re: 1951 Speedo and Tach
5 Window 9434 #1133866 Wed Nov 11 2015 03:22 AM
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I added 2 new photos of the speedo and tach, with the needles installed and also a photo with the glass and bezel installed on the tach. Still waiting for the new bezel and gasket to show up for the speedo. For the speedo I have installed a odometer for a 53 Vette which has the black with white numbers, I also have a reproduction odometer with the white with black numbers for the AD trucks, just not sure which way to go for the odometer. For those that are restoring a speedo, Jim Carter sells the reproduction odometer. Once I have the bezel and glass installed, I will post more pics.

Dave


1966 Chevrolet Caprice 2 Door Hardtop (396 Big Block)
1951 GMC 9434 5 Window (waiting on a 292 transplant)

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