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Old 05-17-2021, 07:55 PM   #1
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Default 40 deluxe speedo problem

The needle on my 40 deluxe speedometer is laying horizontal and not up on the 0 mark. Is there a needle stop? if so where is it so I can get the needle in correct spot. I haven't removed the needle from where it was originally. It works fine except for the needle. Thanks
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Old 05-17-2021, 09:10 PM   #2
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Default Re: 40 deluxe speedo problem

You’ll have to remove the instrument cluster then take it apart and reposition the needle to zero. The needle is a push fit on the shaft.
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Old 05-17-2021, 10:05 PM   #3
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See if you can add something to block the needle going beyond the 0 mark.
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Old 05-17-2021, 11:39 PM   #4
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Sounds like a chance to kill that spedo. I do all kinds of things but don't have the special tools to stabilize the needle shaft and pull the needle off for adjustment. Here in LA we have a few instrument repair shops that can do great things. If the spedo is otherwise in great condition makes it worth the cost. It may come off of the shaft easily, but it's yours to ruin. On line here we have some sharpies that take roached out instruments and put reproduction faces and declare them to be new. Good Luck: Fred A
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Old 05-18-2021, 09:12 PM   #5
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The needle pulls off the shaft and has to be pushed
back on to line up with "O" G.M.
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Old 05-18-2021, 09:26 PM   #6
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