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Speedometer question

Post by Bob McDaniel » Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:53 pm

Anyone here know how to remove the ring around the face of this model 11 Stewart speedometer? I need to install new glass and the ring is held on by 3 little brass pins but I don't see a way to remove them. I took off the brass cover from the back but the whole unit is inside a heavy casting like cover. Any idea on what year this thing was made? Sorry for the poor picture, my camera died as soon as I took this shot.
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Re: Speedometer question

Post by Mark Gregush » Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:45 pm

Could it be a twist lock like the head lights? Try turning it one way or the other. Could be 1909 Model 11. The speedometer book says: The Model 11 speedometer, while only installed by Ford at the factory in 1909, was manufactured from 1909-12 and varies in its appearance and construction during this period. The Model 12 looks the same but does not have the trip.
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Re: Speedometer question

Post by Bob McDaniel » Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:18 pm

Mark,

It does not twist in any direction. When I removed the rear cover I could see that the pins are pushed into the edge of the casting and someone before me has tried to either drive one of pins in to remove it or force it in some way and blew out the side of the casting in one spot so I can see the pin going into the casting for a little distance, maybe 1/8 inch but I see no way to remove the pin and the rim of the ring is heavy and would bend or crack if I try to pry it up over the pins. I don't know what this casting is but could be pot metal that was under the brass rear cover.
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Re: Speedometer question

Post by Mark Gregush » Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:58 pm

Ok just a guess on my part. Try contacting Russ Furstnow.
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Re: Speedometer question

Post by Mark Nunn » Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:30 am

You might find instructions in the reference library at antiquespeedometer.com.

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