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Anyone taken apart Autometer Guages?

I've got a 5" ProComp Tach & Mech. Speedo. and need to take them apart. The tach's outer housing was twisted so one of the lighting wires came off and I'm replacing the speedo's male threaded end w/ the stock one since mine is metric. Thanks for any help.

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Old 06-15-2005, 04:17 PM
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Pro comp Tach

Doc here,

I have a Pro comp tach in my 80 vette, I wanted to do a SIMILAR thing too..

And to be quite honest, I could find NO way inside it...In fact I (in error) removed the little half moon plate on the front (light and Shift points)..and had a hell of a time getting it back on...

Maybe someone else here has had better results..but if it's anything like the tach, I'd have to say no (at least without cutting something..)

Lets see what the masses say...

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I ran into this about a year ago and apparently the only way in is to cut the bezel around the lens which of course is not practical since it would require a new bezel and a crimping tool to replace the darn thing.
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Mount it in a lathe (careful the housing is fragile) and at low speed (a little cutting oil please) with a sharp HS tool cutting tool cut the benzel near the crimp, it will then come right off and you can remove the rest of the interior pieces.

To put it back together use a little "non 5 minute" epoxy (cures too fast) to seal it up and place the assembled gauge in a drill press to force the inverted gauge together again while the epoxy cures overnight. You can use a vise if you are careful but using a drill press makes it a lot easier to apply the right amount of force and having the gauge inverted upside down prevents the epoxy from running all over the exterior of the gauge housing.
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And you have just proven why there is a God. I'll try that tech. out asap. Autometer responded to me today and said I'd have to send it in so they could completely cu the outer bezel off and put a new one on. I just gotta see where that crimp is. I believe it is halfway "up" the gauges between 2 black sections and not near teh bezel. Unfort. Id ont' have the gauges w/ me at work.
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