Sent from my SM-G965U using Corvair Forum mobile appjefe188 wrote:Does anybody know where I can send my gauge cluster to the rebuilt?
Not much information. Issues, location, etc. Clark's does sell repaired gauges. Nobody makes new gauges for the Corvair, unlike some other vintage vehicles.
I rebuilt two Corsa instrument assemblies for my 66's. The speedometer is 825 revs per mile, not the common 1,000 to one on American cars. The two odometers in Corsa speedometers used metal drive gears. Once the lube dries out they wear out. Now finding working speedometers is not easy and they should be cleaned, lubed, and magnetically calibrated. I'm in a big city and years ago only ONE shop still did the old magnetic calibration. The tachometers are easy to fix, EXCEPT the meters. If the return spring(s) break there is no pratical repair and they have to be replaced. I did my own tachometers and four others for club buddies and my average repair/calibration time was SIX HOURS! Needless to say I decided not to pursue doing them for a fee. DON'T paint the tachometer needle or it will take hours to physically rebalance the needle.
So that raises the question: Do you just need the gauges repaired, the faceplates refurbished, lens repaired and polished, painted gauge surround, etc.
Decades ago you could pick up nice looking used Corvair instruments, paint the surround, polish the lenses, and in my case do your own gauge repairs.
Even complete Corsa model instrument clusters in good to fair condtions were not that expensive at one time. Those days seem to be over.
Brad usually has a list of vendors, but haven't heard much from him lately.
So he could buy this one and then look for someone to rebuild 2 of them?erco wrote: ↑Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:50 pmebay cluster, currently $103.50: https://www.ebay.com/itm/1965-Chevrolet ... 3320834580
Currently working full time repairing Corvairs and restoring old cars.
Located in Snellville, Georgia
The current bid is reasonable for an unknown condition cluster. Just me but I wouldn't pay more. There is no way of knowing what does or doesn't work so you have to allow for the expense of refurbishing it.erco wrote: ↑Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:50 pmebay cluster, currently $103.50: https://www.ebay.com/itm/1965-Chevrolet ... 3320834580
BTW - It's a 65 unit because it has the "shiny" edge on the surround, but it could be repainted to look like a 66 surround.