<VV> Dash parts (instruments) needed

ScottyGrover at aol.com ScottyGrover at aol.com
Mon Nov 26 16:12:20 EST 2007

In a message dated 11/25/2007 11:54:24 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,  
hmlinc at sbcglobal.net writes:

Hi  guys/gals

I don't have a Corsa, but I have a Corsa dash in my '65  Monza.

Shortly before the '06 convention, the interior got quite  damp.  Top down in 
the rain (dumb on my part).  About 2 or 3  days later, a big (20 amp) fuse 
blew.  After some trouble shooting, I  traced it to the clock.  Since that 
fuse covers other items, I simply  unplugged the clock and went to convention 
with everything else being  fine.  My best guess (not verified) is that the 
dampness in the car  caused a problem with the points inside the (original 
style) clock  essentially caused a direct short.

Next, the speedo started acting up  about a month after convention.  I don't 
know if that is related to  the damp condition or old age (probably the 
later).  When moving, the  needle shows about 50% or so more than actual 
speed but the (regular) odo  does not move.  The trip odo (after reset to 
zero) runs  backward.  It will go from 000000 to 999999 and has worked its 
way  down to 666666 after an estimated 800 to 1,000 miles.  So, I'm pretty  
sure the cable is fine and the speedo itself is broken.

Can anyone  help (at an affordable price - I just went onto Social Security 
in Oct)  with a working clock and/or speedo head for a Corsa dash?  If I have 
to, I'll just put the original Monza dash back in but I would really miss  
the head temp gauge which was the real reason for the Corsa dash in the  
first place since the car has a 140 engine.

Sometimes I'm overly  verbose.  Short version... I need a Corsa clock and 
speedo  head.

Later, JR
'61 Rampside  Standard 4/110
'65 Monza Convertible 4/140
'66 beater 500 Coupe  "icemobile" 4/140 (50%)

Try Lew Rishel--his address and phone number are in the Corsa  Communique.
Scotty from Hollyweird

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