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msalamanca 06-14-2012 02:23 PM

1951 Ford Passenger car Speedo
 

The Speedo out of my coupe does not have a circle or Bullseye on the needle,
I have a spare compete dash from a 51 that has the circle or bullseye.

any info on this?

Thanks

Flathead 06-14-2012 03:09 PM

Re: 1951 Ford Passenger car Speedo
 

I think both are correct but I don't know the dates they were used. Do you have the 49-51 Ford book from the V8 Club?

msalamanca 06-14-2012 04:04 PM

Re: 1951 Ford Passenger car Speedo
 

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flathead (Post 443446)
I think both are correct but I don't know the dates they were used. Do you have the 49-51 Ford book from the V8 Club?

I have the "green bible"

flatheadfan 06-14-2012 04:56 PM

Re: 1951 Ford Passenger car Speedo
 

My understanding is the the speedo with the white pointer along with the white gauge pointers were early '51. The late '51s have the clear needle with the red ring and red gauge pointers. Personally, I like the early set-up the best. They are a LOT easier to read with a quick glance.

Tom

amodel25 06-15-2012 07:38 AM

Re: 1951 Ford Passenger car Speedo
 

I have a late production '51 Deluxe with a white speedo pointer, no ring, but red gage needles.

jdl 06-15-2012 07:59 AM

Re: 1951 Ford Passenger car Speedo
 

The early 51 Fords had white gauge needles and red circle speedo pointer.
later models used red gauge needles and straight speedo needles. there where also some with red gauges and red circle pointer. Ford used speedometers from Stewart Warner-Kelsey Hayes and one other brand I can't recall the name. I like the white gauges because I can see them better. the circle pointer is the more popular one.

amodel25 06-15-2012 08:26 AM

Re: 1951 Ford Passenger car Speedo
 

When I was a kid in the 50's, one of the things I remembered about my uncle's '51 was the circle on the speedometer needle. I was disappointed when I bought my '51 that it didn't have one.

Barry B./ Ma. 06-15-2012 05:28 PM

Re: 1951 Ford Passenger car Speedo
 

The late (Aug.) 51 I had had a straight needle with no circle and it didn't have the full horn ring as the early ones with the full ring blocked the view of the speedometer. Ford made the change in the late 51s.

Ogarland 11-12-2019 11:23 AM

Re: 1951 Ford Passenger car Speedo
 

Trying to take speedo out.How do I get the speedo out from the behind mounting bracket.The bracket dose not move and the screw sticks out to far to remove the speedo. Dose the screw come out? Need help

Robz51 11-13-2019 11:11 AM

Re: 1951 Ford Passenger car Speedo
 

Also check if they are the same maufacturer. I have a Stewart- Warner made speedo in my 51 (early circle pointer) and a spare King-Seely made later speedo. Not sure if these two speedos use the same parts.
Rob


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