Speedometer Needle Fell Off

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  1. Aug 6, 2016
    DanStew

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    I am not sure if it is something able to fix, but the needle is falling off the center shaft of the speedometer. How is the needle attached to the center shaft?
     
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    ITLKSEZ

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    Ugh. I hate when that happens.

    Staying tuned to see if there's a fix. I have a few of them that are like that.
     
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    47v6

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    it is now an infinite improbability drive.
     
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    PeteL

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    Don't panic.

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    Patrick

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    It just presses onto the shaft
     
  6. Aug 8, 2016
    DanStew

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    I pulled it apart last night and it just flops like it is not supported by anything but the dampener springs around it. I cannot pull it from the center without the spring going with it, but it just kind of dangles with no purpose. If i put Viagra cream on it, maybe it would get upright, but for only an hour or so ;)
    I will probably just get a new one
     
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    Patrick

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    Or find a used one for parts. The one in mine I built from 3 different speedometer heads. One of the odometer numerals is slightly off color, but other than that it's like new..
     
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    Walt Couch

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    The pin (shaft) with the spring and pointrer is supposed to be securely fixed to the speed cup. It should not wiggle around. Shaft broken?
     
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    47v6

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    This is for a 2a? I bought a new one. 100 bucks or so. Works and performs as original.
     

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