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1979 tachometer needle needed

 
Old 09-09-2014, 11:07 PM
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I'm looking for a source to purchase a tachometer needle for my 1979 corvette, L48. I will probably buy the speedometer needle to so they match. Any ideas who carries these type of parts? Wilcox only sells the speedometer needle and Ecklers speedometer/tachometer needle is only a speedometer needle. It doesn't fit the tachometer. Thanks!
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Old 09-10-2014, 04:43 PM
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I might have one. I'll have to check to make sure I didn't get rid of the tach and spedometer assembly's.
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Old 09-16-2014, 09:52 PM
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If you have the old needle, what you might consider is buying the speedo needle and changing out the press on head with a new needle. I'd have to take a visit down memory lane to make sure this can be done before I told you with certainty.. but then Christofer may have one for you too..
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I don't have one anymore. Sorry man, it looks like Willcox has a good solution for you.
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Old 09-17-2014, 12:29 PM
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Doing this would be tough... I just looked at an original needle... it doesn't look like it would be easy.
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Originally Posted by Willcox Corvette View Post
Doing this would be tough... I just looked at an original needle... it doesn't look like it would be easy.
I had no problem doing it.
With a razor knife I scraped at the edges of the plastic weld that went through the needle leaving the center of the "post" as intact as I could.
Swapped the new needle onto the hub and took a soldering iron to the center of the "post" melting it a bit kinda welding it together.
It helps to actually look at it to understand what I'm saying
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