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Old 03-23-2023, 11:16 AM   #1
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HAY GOT A LOT OF TIME IF YOU NEED TO GET THE SPEEDOMETER REBUILD BEFORE YOU START OFF THE NEW YEAR. JUST EMAIL ME FOR MORE INFO. jrnichols642@yahoo.com



I HAVE A NUMBER OF REBUILD SPEEDOMETERS SET TO GO CHECK THEM OUT JUST EMAIL.

5-N/E ROUND,1- WALTHAM ROUND, 1- S/W ROUND, AND 5- S/W OVALS.


sold all my speedometers on hand but will rebuild your if you need that done.


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Old 03-23-2023, 04:56 PM   #2
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I forget. Which way does the adjustment go on the hair spring to make the speedo read slower? Mine is about 5 mph fast. I think it goes to make the spring shorter, away from the fixed point. I test the speedos with a drill motor using the right rpm to read in the normal range, about 50 mph. If after it is adjusted, it reads 5 mph slower at the same drill motor speed, then I know I have fixed it.
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Old 03-23-2023, 05:46 PM   #3
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I forget. Which way does the adjustment go on the hair spring to make the speedo read slower? Mine is about 5 mph fast. I think it goes to make the spring shorter, away from the fixed point. I test the speedos with a drill motor using the right rpm to read in the normal range, about 50 mph. If after it is adjusted, it reads 5 mph slower at the same drill motor speed, then I know I have fixed it.
Or, if it reads 5 mph faster at the same drill motor speed, you adjusted it the wrong direction...

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Old 03-23-2023, 07:21 PM   #4
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HAY GOT A LOT OF TIME IF YOU NEED TO GET THE SPEEDOMETER REBUILD BEFORE YOU START OFF THE NEW YEAR. JUST EMAIL ME FOR MORE INFO. jrnichols642yahoo.com
Papanick, I tried to send you an email. It doesnt seem to work.
I sent you a PM.

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Old 03-23-2023, 07:58 PM   #5
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Papanick, I tried to send you an email. It doesnt seem to work.
I sent you a PM.
He forgot the @ symbol before yahoo.com. Give that a try and it will work.
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Old 03-23-2023, 08:28 PM   #6
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Thanks, good catch, that fixed it.
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Old 03-23-2023, 09:00 PM   #7
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I have a Waltham speedo on my '30 Roadster and it reads about 5-7 mph fast also. Is there any adjustment on the Waltham unit?
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Old 03-23-2023, 10:25 PM   #8
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I had papanick rebuild my frozen stewart/warner oval speedo. Great job, everything now works, speed is accurate, looks good, faster than fast turnaround. Got a round speedo I'll be sending after my blown off garage roof is repaired. Hate the rain and wind! From "sunny" California.
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Old 03-24-2023, 07:16 AM   #9
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Just changed my email info thanks for all the messages. jrnichols642@yahoo.com papanick
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Old 03-24-2023, 08:04 AM   #10
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I had the same problem of a slow speedometer and odometer- 5.4% slow and low. I fixed it by changing the speedo gear from a 19 tooth gear to an 18 tooth gear (less teeth=faster rotation). My unit is now "spot-on" as verified by radar and highway mileage markers. Worth a try. Good luck !
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Old 03-24-2023, 09:29 AM   #11
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Yes that works some time. But if it is in the speedometer then it should be serviced.
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Old 03-25-2023, 02:04 PM   #12
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if you need one rebuild let me know!!!
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Old 03-25-2023, 02:08 PM   #13
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papanick did mine and it looks great and is accurate!!
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Old 03-25-2023, 05:32 PM   #14
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Ellerman Speedometers out of Wichita, Kansas (316) 722-2107 has done several for me. He's a member of MARC & MAFC and advertises in the The Restorer & Model A News. He's also doing a seminar for the High Country Tour in Breckenridge, Colorado in June.
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Old 03-28-2023, 03:18 PM   #15
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if you need one rebuild let me know!!!
Hi papanick -
I have a nicely functioning rebuilt speedometer in my early 1928 Model A except for the fact that it generally reads about 7MPH on the high side. Is this something that you could recalibrate for me and also check the unit for overall operation?
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Old 03-29-2023, 04:19 PM   #16
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Yes I can help you I send you a email. papanick
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Old 03-29-2023, 09:39 PM   #17
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Can a Northeaast 1930-1931 be rebuilt> If not just throw it away?
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Old 03-30-2023, 05:16 AM   #18
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Yes the N/E round can be rebuild just fine. email me at jrnichols642@yahoo.com
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Old 03-30-2023, 06:28 AM   #19
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Email and photos sent.
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Old 03-30-2023, 09:37 AM   #20
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never got them papanick
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