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Old 04-26-2017, 09:59 PM
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Starting the restoration on my 65 and need the instrument cluster restored and all gauges tested.

Who do you recommend for this and who is reasonably priced?

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Old 04-27-2017, 07:05 AM
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Ricks Restoration in Joppa Md did a great job on mine last year. Only had it for a week. (410) 538-4528
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Ricks Restoration in Joppa Md did a great job on mine last year. Only had it for a week. (410) 538-4528
Rick is a great guy. He did a speedo/tach repair/resto on my 63 about 6 months ago, and he recently repaired/restored another cluster for a friend with a 67.

That being said, cost depends on what you want done. If you want the "full monty", i.e., re-chroming, re-facing gauges, etc. that'll obviously cost more.

He'll do anything you want.
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Corvette Specialties of MD West is also an excellent source. They're located in Palm Desert, California. They're also typically at Corvettes of Carlisle in August.

Good luck... GUSTO
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I've heard good things about these guys:

http://redlineg.com/redlineg/Welcome.html

But haven't used them personally
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Roger Scott at http://www.corvetteinstrumentservice.com/
did an excellent job on my cluster, gauges and clock.
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Top of the line expert work and service.

http://www.harrisonspeedometer.com/
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Many of us Left Coast guys use Mike Poirer (Valley Vettes) in San Diego.

Fast turnaround and reasonable prices.
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Originally Posted by ILBMF View Post
Ricks Restoration in Joppa Md did a great job on mine last year. Only had it for a week. (410) 538-4528
Anyone have an email address for Rick's?
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Anyone have an email address for Rick's?
Rick Stotler
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Thanks guys. Rick is a really nice guy and appears to do alot of them for corvette restoration shops.
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He is a good guy. He told me that the gauge faces and rear of the cluster looked better than any he had seen on a C2 and cut the cost big time for not having to redo those areas.
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Let's add another to the mix, Joe Ray out of Arkansas. He can do your cluster, clock. wiper motor, headlight motors, pw motors, and even your radio.
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Originally Posted by Gary D. Jaynes View Post
Let's add another to the mix, Joe Ray out of Arkansas. He can do your cluster, clock. wiper motor, headlight motors, pw motors, and even your radio.
Do you have an address or business name for Joe Rays in Arkansas?
Looking for someone to repair my 1963 Radio.
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Joe Ray - 501-834-1237
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Joe Ray telephone is responding with "disconnected" Tried a few times. His *bay account appears still active: vetteparts2002 *bay store

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Joe Ray - 501-834-1237
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Originally Posted by Gary D. Jaynes View Post
Let's add another to the mix, Joe Ray out of Arkansas. He can do your cluster, clock. wiper motor, headlight motors, pw motors, and even your radio.
I'll second that.

Joe Ray did the cluster for our Black Car. It looks great and everything works as expected. This was over 10 years ago, no problems.
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Corvette Specialties of MD West is also an excellent source. They're located in Palm Desert, California. They're also typically at Corvettes of Carlisle in August.

Good luck... GUSTO
I just had Brian finish my 66 cluster. Excellent job!
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Old 04-18-2018, 04:18 PM
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Just looked at his latest business card:
Cell-501-680-4740
Email:[email protected]
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I'm knee-deep into refurbishing my instrument cluster on my 66 coupe. My temp gauge is working, but from what I've read elsewhere, the dampening oil must have dried up, because the needle goes 'boing...oing...oing..oing' (think 'mouth harp') before it settles in. The gas gauge moves nice and slow. I have the cluster out (second time was MUCH easier than the first, so there's THAT). I'm reluctant to remove the gauge from the mounting bracket that it shares with the oil pressure gauge unless I have a pretty good shot at being able to inject some oil into the works.

So before I do that...

Does anyone know if it's possible to re-introduce some oil into the gauge, and if so, what type? I have some very thin synthetic oil that I use to lube small electric fan motors. It has a hypodermic-like tube, so if there's someplace where I can squirt it into the gauget, then I have a shot... And then any guesses as to how much - a drop? 1ml? 3ml?...

I can live with the boing oing oing... but I have the thing sitting in front of me, so now's the time. I'm not really looking forward to a third removal of the cluster.
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