<VV> Early Odometer

Mark Durham 62vair at gmail.com
Mon Nov 18 17:34:02 EST 2013

Eric, I have seen vinyl odometer numbers for sale on EBAY, also, there are
a number of speedo shops that do restore work on classic car speedo's you
can find through Google.

Here is a link to one below. I am thinking of sending my complete speedo to
them to do a modification. I want them to repaint the speedo numbers in a
arc like the speedo needle actually moves, and add 90 degree sweep VDO CHT
and VDO oil pressure gauges in the space on each side.


Mark Durham
Hauser, Idaho

On Mon, Nov 18, 2013 at 11:11 AM, Smitty <vairologist at cox.net> wrote:

> From: ERIC HICKS <copter at shaw.ca>
> Subject: <VV> Rebuilding & Resetting Early model Odometer Assy.
> Hi everyone,   I would like to rebuild, and reset an odometer for my
> restored '61 Monza.  I have a unit out of a '64 that I plan to use.   Any
> tech references, or advise would be greatly appreciated please.     Cheers
> Eric Hicks, Vancouver B.C.
> --------------------------------------------------------------------
> Smitty Says;  Eric if you can bring yourself to use the unit "as is" and
> just give it a clean up and a lube job, I would strongly recommend that.
> Any time you go into a speedo and start swapping parts you run a very real
> risk of needing to take/send it to a shop to be recalibrated.
> Second ( and just about as important) the numbers on the wheels were
> applied
> with no primer at all.  The paint is just laying there.  It is so fragile
> you can probably blow them off with your mouth.  The slightest touch and
> you
> will flake the paint.  Sure, you can re-index the numbers if you are
> careful, but is it worth it?  Nobody is going to believe anything a Corvair
> odometer says anyway.
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Mark Durham
Hauser, Idaho
62 Monza coupe Red/Red 4 speed

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