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Re: WTB - Stock Speedometer, NOS or Used, as long as it works!
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: January 21, 2020 10:32AM

Mark:

You should ask the question before soliciting info that may not be helpful in the situation. It will just confuse what is going on.

I am still waiting on Eric to tell us if the "tripmeter' is not working when he is driving the Vair. Could be the odometer is all stuck up from lack of use in the past many years. Just replaced a Monza odometer that was stuck. Put in a cleaner looking one. But was able to free up the stuck one with an alcohol rinse.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp





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Re: WTB - Stock Speedometer, NOS or Used, as long as it works!
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: January 21, 2020 11:11AM

Lane66m Wrote:
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But was able to free up the stuck one with an alcohol rinse.

BTW, Naphtha or lighter fluid is really good at cleaning dried grease and oil while being gentle with the parts

J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
Baja 150 dune buggy cart
Coleman HS 500 UTV
2016 KIA Sorento SXL Turbo

Bethlehem,Pa


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Re: WTB - Stock Speedometer, NOS or Used, as long as it works!
Posted by: playerpage ()
Date: February 08, 2020 09:49PM

Well I'm sorry--this certainly seems to be a pattern with me. Start a subject then lose track of it.

I am in pre-production on my next project and that takes up a great deal of my time, to the point that it can be a week before I have a chance to get back to this board--by which time my threads have usually fallen away.

Al, I have no movement on either the trip or main odometer. I have not taken the gauge apart yet or tried to clean it, but I have it on my list to do when I replace my steering wheel later this month. I figure I'll pull the whole dash out and give it a once-over. Believe me, I HATE taking out the dash, but it just seems necessary with not just my odometer but my Temperature gauge and Tach and Vacuum and voltage indicator and clock all dead too.

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Eric C. Player, Porterville, CA, USA (Seriously! It's the USA out here!)
MEMBER: CORSA National, Central Coast CORSA, South Coast CORSA, Vintage CORSA, Sfba CORSA, and the San Joaquin Valley Corvair Club.
THEN:
1965 Monza 110, Canary Yellow
1965 Corsa 180 Turbo, Red
1966 Monza 110, Purple
1967 Monza 140, Red
1966 500 110, Black; nicknamed "Shadow"
1965 Monza 110, Camaro Yellow; nicknamed "Silver"
NOW:
1966 Corsa 180 Turbo, Blue; nicknamed "Bluvair"

"He cautioned me not to take notes. It would not have helped if I had, as he would start a paragraph with, 'It is therefore obvious. . .'
and go on from there to matters which may have been obvious to him and God but to no one else."
-- Robert A. Heinlein, character of Daniel B. Davis, 'The Door Into Summer.'

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Re: WTB - Stock Speedometer, NOS or Used, as long as it works!
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: February 09, 2020 03:14AM

Eric:

Regarding the speedo with no needle, I did take it apart for another discussion. Odometer and trip meter are in good condition and not seized. The rotor shaft is seized in the housing. The Speedo drum/spring is no good due to the broken needle shaft. But all other parts as good. The good parts and hardware can be yours, if you still want them. It will make it easier and less expensive to ship. If not, I understand.

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Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: WTB - Stock Speedometer, NOS or Used, as long as it works!
Posted by: playerpage ()
Date: February 09, 2020 08:39AM

That's very kind of you, Al. I'll PM for the details.

Eric

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FOUND!! Stock Corsa Speedometer, Will make Dash available
Posted by: playerpage ()
Date: February 13, 2020 12:59PM

Just by way of update to everyone. I've been going back and forth on whether to repair or replace my speedo, but I have come up with a solution. A few days ago, I came across this on Ebay:

Corvair Corsa Instrument Panel

It has all the essential gauges I need (the ones that don't work on mine) and the matching glove box side (which I don't need, but hey, cool) to boot. I couldn't pass up the idea that it MIGHT work. Once I replace the ones I need, I think I might have the temperature gauge left over, and I will definitely have the dash itself (minus the gauges) so if anyone is interested in those items let me know. Be aware that it will be at least a month before I even try to install this.

Thanks everyone for your input and offers.

WOOO!

____________________________________________

Eric C. Player, Porterville, CA, USA (Seriously! It's the USA out here!)
MEMBER: CORSA National, Central Coast CORSA, South Coast CORSA, Vintage CORSA, Sfba CORSA, and the San Joaquin Valley Corvair Club.
THEN:
1965 Monza 110, Canary Yellow
1965 Corsa 180 Turbo, Red
1966 Monza 110, Purple
1967 Monza 140, Red
1966 500 110, Black; nicknamed "Shadow"
1965 Monza 110, Camaro Yellow; nicknamed "Silver"
NOW:
1966 Corsa 180 Turbo, Blue; nicknamed "Bluvair"

"He cautioned me not to take notes. It would not have helped if I had, as he would start a paragraph with, 'It is therefore obvious. . .'
and go on from there to matters which may have been obvious to him and God but to no one else."
-- Robert A. Heinlein, character of Daniel B. Davis, 'The Door Into Summer.'



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FOUND!! Stock Corsa Speedometer, Will make Dash available
Posted by: playerpage ()
Date: February 13, 2020 01:00PM

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Re: FOUND!! - Stock Speedometer, NOS or Used, as long as it works!
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: February 13, 2020 01:21PM

I have put my Corsa odometer and trip meter away for safe keeping. Not needed now. Remainder of the speedometer has been discarded, as the main housing and rotor were seized together.

ps: I do have 3 operational spares for the panel in my Coupe. Enough to last I think.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: FOUND!! - Stock Speedometer, NOS or Used, as long as it works!
Posted by: playerpage ()
Date: February 13, 2020 01:30PM

Sounds good, Al. Thanks for everything!

____________________________________________

Eric C. Player, Porterville, CA, USA (Seriously! It's the USA out here!)
MEMBER: CORSA National, Central Coast CORSA, South Coast CORSA, Vintage CORSA, Sfba CORSA, and the San Joaquin Valley Corvair Club.
THEN:
1965 Monza 110, Canary Yellow
1965 Corsa 180 Turbo, Red
1966 Monza 110, Purple
1967 Monza 140, Red
1966 500 110, Black; nicknamed "Shadow"
1965 Monza 110, Camaro Yellow; nicknamed "Silver"
NOW:
1966 Corsa 180 Turbo, Blue; nicknamed "Bluvair"

"He cautioned me not to take notes. It would not have helped if I had, as he would start a paragraph with, 'It is therefore obvious. . .'
and go on from there to matters which may have been obvious to him and God but to no one else."
-- Robert A. Heinlein, character of Daniel B. Davis, 'The Door Into Summer.'

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