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 Post subject: Speedo restoration
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No Slayer, not that kind of speedo :-P



I need to get my speedometer repaired and would like to get it restored as long as I have it disassembled. Does anyone know of a local shop here in San Diego the does VW speedo's?

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 Post subject: Re: Speedo restoration
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Joe Flare wrote:
No Slayer, not that kind of speedo :-P


come on now. We all know he hates speedos because they cover too much.

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 Post subject: Re: Speedo restoration
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Don't know anything local, but shoulda talked to Corona Ryan at Prado!?! :-s


Yeah, I know, "too late", sorry. :neutral:

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 Post subject: Re: Speedo restoration
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I did have a conversation with Ryan and he quoted me $200 for full restoration, that seemed reasonable. He doesn't have the most glowing reviews on thesamba as far as turn around time.

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 Post subject: Re: Speedo restoration
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Like most of us, he prolly has a real job as well as rebuilding speedos, so I don't doubt the turn around time. The end result is really good though. :neutral:

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Okay, fair enough. It's not like I'm in a big hurry anyway.

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Did you throw in the club's name when you talk to him? Not that it could guarantee a discount but it's worth a try. :-s

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 Post subject: Re: Speedo restoration
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Joe Flare wrote:
No Slayer, not that kind of speedo :-P


come on now. We all know he hates speedos because they cover too much.


Did I hear that you wish to see me in a speedo??
Pics to follow!

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 Post subject: Re: Speedo restoration
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It not hard to do yourself. Pulling the needle off the spinning pin is the hardest thing to do. The needles are plastic and press fit on the pin. If you don't make a little tool to pull it off evenly it brakes into little pieces. Then you have to use a clock minute hand to replace it. :x
The second hardest thing to do is get the bezel off with out bending it out of shape, but it can be done with a tiny tiny flat blade screw driver. Slowly work it around and around the bezel until it bends evenly and comes off. Takes about an hour or two.
The third hardest thing to do is repainted the face and the numbers.
Everything else is a piece of cake. :lol:

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It not hard to do yourself. Pulling the needle off the spinning pin is the hardest thing to do. The needles are plastic and press fit on the pin. If you don't make a little tool to pull it off evenly it brakes into little pieces. Then you have to use a clock minute hand to replace it. :x
The second hardest thing to do is get the bezel off with out bending it out of shape, but it can be done with a tiny tiny flat blade screw driver. Slowly work it around and around the bezel until it bends evenly and comes off. Takes about an hour or two.
The third hardest thing to do is repainted the face and the numbers.
Everything else is a piece of warm apple pie. :lol:



Changed it so Joe can relate

Dude Chris, if you post a picture of you sporting a speedo, I will buy you a 6 pack

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The really interesting thing is that the needle drive does not mechanically attach to anything. It is driven by a spinning magnet. That's why your needle bounces around at slow speeds or when you hit bumps in the road. :shock:

If you are not so inclined to be PC. A bug speedo with fit into a bus. The main psychical difference is where and how the cable attaches as it comes out the back of the speedo. One comes straight out the back and the other comes out at an angle.

I rebuilt a bunch of these for fun back in the early 90's and sold them at the swap meets. Not perfect resto's but functional.

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Fish wrote:
It not hard to do yourself. Pulling the needle off the spinning pin is the hardest thing to do. The needles are plastic and press fit on the pin. If you don't make a little tool to pull it off evenly it brakes into little pieces. Then you have to use a clock minute hand to replace it. :x
The second hardest thing to do is get the bezel off with out bending it out of shape, but it can be done with a tiny tiny flat blade screw driver. Slowly work it around and around the bezel until it bends evenly and comes off. Takes about an hour or two.
The third hardest thing to do is repainted the face and the numbers.
Everything else is a piece of cake. :lol:


NOTE: Those are out of order. You can't pull the needle off until you remove the bezel.
It's all starting to come back to me. :smile:

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It's all starting to come back to me. :smile:



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 Post subject: Re: Speedo restoration
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warm apple pie. :lol: Ahhh now I got it, thank you.

Fish- My issue is that the odometer stopped working. My guess is that one of the gears inside has worn out. I'm not crazy about taking apart the original speedo and experimenting when I don't know what i'm looking for.

I've emailed and called Corona Ryan several times this week with no response as of yet?

I would like to publicly apologize for the visual of Slayer in a speedo :???: What was I thinking!

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I would like to publicly apologize for the visual of Slayer in a speedo :???: What was I thinking!


that you wanted to see him in a speedo

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warm apple pie. :lol: Ahhh now I got it, thank you.

Fish- My issue is that the odometer stopped working. My guess is that one of the gears inside has worn out. I'm not crazy about taking apart the original speedo and experimenting when I don't know what i'm looking for.


Well see if you can pick up an old broken one cheap and experiment. The odometer is easy, but you have to get past the bezel to take the rear cover off so you can get to the little wheels. One probably has one of those little teeth broken off so that's where the old broken cheap speedo comes in.

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Joe, FWIW... way back in the wheelies the cable broke on my old bus (same speedo I currently have in the Dormy) and commonsensely I bought another cable. :smile:

Well hell! With a quickness it broke too! :-/

Turns out the speedo froze up. I managed to get it to move and oiled it. Worked again. Then it started acting up again so I went ahead and did take it apart but this time I really made sure it worked well and loose, greased it and it has been working since. Good luck with yours whatever you decide to do. :cool:

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I just took a look for junk speedos. Wow! They aren't cheep anymore. I didn't see anything under $50. Keep your eye open for a junk one at the swap meet. I will and if I find one I'll show you haw to fix it.

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Would a gear from any speedo work or does it have to be from a bus?

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