Renovation help, speedometer STANDARD SPEDOMETER

Topics Last Day Last Week Tree View    Getting Started Formatting Troubleshooting Program Credits    New Messages Keyword Search Contact Moderators Edit Profile Administration
Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2013: Renovation help, speedometer STANDARD SPEDOMETER
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ake Osterdahl on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 01:54 am:

My speedometer Standard, bad bearings, there are parts to buy?
Can anyone help me with parts maybe?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Roger Karlsson, southern Sweden on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 06:34 am:

Russ Furstnow repairs speedometers, but unfortunately a Standard speedometer from 1915 had lots of bad quality pot metal that usually swells, cracks and crumbles with age, so there's a big risk it can't be repaired.

Here's an earlier thread about your type of speedo with contact info for Russ: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/257047/263066.html?1349338519


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Larry Smith on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 11:09 am:

Of the five makes of Ford Specials in 1915, the Standard was the worst. Sorry I couldn't be more positive.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Gregush Portland Oregon on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 11:49 am:

If that little window at the bottom is the "shows the highest speed un-till reset", someone was booking down the road! :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ake Osterdahl on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 11:51 am:

Thanks Roger
Larry I understand that they are difficult. Mine is bad in the bearings.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Russ Furstnow on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 01:13 pm:

Mark, The window at the bottom shows the trip mileage for the speedometer.

Ake, The bearings in a Standard come in a small housing. Typically, the bearings don't go bad but as the pot metal swells, the bearing race becomes loose in the pot metal frame and the centrifugal weights move erratically. While I have been able to repair some Standard speedometers, they aren't the best units available.

Russ Furstnow


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ake Osterdahl on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 04:23 pm:

Thanks for that Russ


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ake Osterdahl on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 04:28 pm:

I would also say that the speedometer on my picture is just one similar to mine.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Royce in Dallas TX on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 08:17 pm:

Russ repaired my Standard Ford Special speedometer and I am very happy with it. It works - and looks - great Russ!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Gregush Portland Oregon on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 08:29 pm:

Russ I sent you a PM about an AC speedometer.
I got it, they used a wheel like the moon phase dial on a clock. I misunderstood something in the speedometer book. :-) Not the first nor the last.


Posting is currently disabled in this topic. Contact your discussion moderator for more information.
Topics Last Day Last Week Tree View    Getting Started Formatting Troubleshooting Program Credits    New Messages Keyword Search Contact Moderators Edit Profile Administration