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1965 Speedo assembly swap


Hi,

I am swapping a minty Parisienne dashboard into my stratochief, I have to swap the speedometer assembly over. I am assuming it is pretty straightforward. But while I am there my odometer isnt working. I saw a thread a while ago about fixing that. If anybody could send me the link I couldnt seem to find it. Much appreciated.
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Bob



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I don't remember that post Bob. Anyone else?

 Since you have the entire bezel and speedo assembly out, I'd just consider replacing the Odometer/Speedometer assembly with another proven as working. Someone might have one here, and they do come up on line quite often. The issue is probably in the needle head, and it's likely failing to drive the output worm gear. Or moving up the line, an issue with the other gear interface, or a seized odo. drum. The speedo works right?

I don't think the needle head is serviceable, as far as taking it apart, but I could be wrong.

Provided it's not stuck or stripped, you can use your original odometer drum (with it's original mileage), by removing it from the old head and placing it in the new. One little clip is all that holds it in place. The metal tabs between the odo. segments slot into a groove in the die casting.

All in all, if the minty one is good, there is no reason to open anything up, just bolt it into the bezel. It's all integrated into the entire unit anyways.

 

Took a few shots of one I have,

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Hi,
Forgot to mention the new dashboard did not have a speedo in it , an old purchase from Tinmans last sale day,
I am using my old one, I havent cracked it open yet. I have a third dash , quite crusty one with yet another speedo in it and I will have a look at that one. I have an old speedo cable I can hook up to it and I was thinking a drill attached to the inner speedo wire and I can then test odometer that way. Hmmmm, sounds plausible.
Yes, my original speedometer did work just the odometer didnt. Although it didnt hold a steady speed at 60 mph, it was quite wavery. I am installing a new speedo cable.
Thanks for the photos, its not easy to find details specific to the years.


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