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Re: Speedometer gauge issue
Muffin #1372829 Mon Aug 10 2020 07:48 PM
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Wow, thanks lot Jon for the detailed explanation! I'm going to give it a try and will let you know. Previous owner put a modern radio, so I need to unplug these wires in order to access the gauge cables, etc...

Re: Speedometer gauge issue
Muffin #1372839 Mon Aug 10 2020 08:23 PM
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Unhook the battery first if you're concerned about wiring.


Jon

1952 1/2 ton with 1959 235
T5 with 3.07 rear end
Re: Speedometer gauge issue
Muffin #1398877 Thu Feb 25 2021 09:57 PM
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Hello,a quick update as I waited for bad weather to get back to the truck. I took the time to take the speedometer out and the needle was pressing hard on the glass. I think that s what was making it stick. The sun has changed the shape of the needle and many craks were visible. I just went ahead and ordered a new one.

I will use your directions to clean and lightly oil the parts. Any suggestions, while I am at it, in the best way to restore the odometer numbers? They are all almost wiped out by the sun/time.

Thank you!

Re: Speedometer gauge issue
Muffin #1398879 Thu Feb 25 2021 10:00 PM
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Here s a quick picture. The needle came appart as soon as I opened the glass cover... The back of the needle broke when I touched it.

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Re: Speedometer gauge issue
Muffin #1398891 Thu Feb 25 2021 10:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Muffin
Hello,a quick update as I waited for bad weather to get back to the truck. I took the time to take the speedometer out and the needle was pressing hard on the glass. I think that s what was making it stick. The sun has changed the shape of the needle and many craks were visible. I just went ahead and ordered a new one.

I will use your directions to clean and lightly oil the parts. Any suggestions, while I am at it, in the best way to restore the odometer numbers? They are all almost wiped out by the sun/time.

Thank you!


Please look for a recent post by me in the "interiors" section. You'll see a couple of templates for those numbers and a brief comment about making/using waterslide decals plus you'll see a speedometer in which I rescued a broken central shaft. Hope it is helpful.


Jon

1952 1/2 ton with 1959 235
T5 with 3.07 rear end
Re: Speedometer gauge issue
Jon G #1398928 Fri Feb 26 2021 12:41 AM
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Hi Jon! Thanks for the quick reply. I ll put the link to your post for future reference:

https://www.stovebolt.com/ubbthread...52-gauge-decal-template.html#Post1398550

Wherr did you find the replacement needle? Does the chrome disk below the needle come off the shaft easy?

I burnt the wire that goes to the ammeter today, so I m in for quite some work!

Re: Speedometer gauge issue
Muffin #1398933 Fri Feb 26 2021 12:52 AM
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I can't recall where I bought that replacement needle...think it was from The Filling Station and think it was about $10 or so. The chrome disk and needle come as a unit and you remove the old one from the hub and put the new one on and fold 3 or 4 small tabs over to hold it.


Jon

1952 1/2 ton with 1959 235
T5 with 3.07 rear end
Re: Speedometer gauge issue
Muffin #1399603 Mon Mar 01 2021 11:46 PM
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Hello!

Thanks for all the help/feedback. I received the replacement today but the color is white, while the original is beige. Do you have any tips as to how to get the original color?

I think I ll go ahead and redo the gauges following your previous post. Any idea on how to restore the odometer numbers?

Thank you!

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Re: Speedometer gauge issue
Muffin #1399607 Tue Mar 02 2021 12:23 AM
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You could repaint the needle or you could re-do the face plate to restore the white numerals & markers. All the colors have changed with time. Yes...please look for a recent post in this same section about restoring the odometer numerals. They'll be white, though. White/black or I also posted an image for black background/white numerals.


Jon

1952 1/2 ton with 1959 235
T5 with 3.07 rear end
Re: Speedometer gauge issue
Muffin #1405036 Tue Apr 06 2021 10:07 PM
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Hi, I was wondering if there was a way to "clean" or "refurbish" the old gauges without having to put decals? For the odometer, I have no choice but to go the decal route, but what about the rest? Can it be done? With what chemicals?

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