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Proofmeter face restoration tip

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stimpy451

08-06-2014 00:08:10
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For those of you bold enough to restore the face of your Proofmeter with the sticker/decal method...here's a quick tip that I want to pass on so you don't suffer the same fate:



Use Loctite on the needle. I had everything assembled and was peening over the bezel with the meter face-down. Feeling awesome about a job well-done, I turned over the meter only to find the needle rattling around. Proceeded to pry the bezel off for act two...

And for those interested in the current Proofmeter compared to an original:

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stimpy451

08-06-2014 21:52:36
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 Re: Proofmeter face restoration tip in reply to Angus Thom, 08-06-2014 00:08:10  
It's the original needle. Even with the proper Loctite, they can be removed without much hurt by hitting them with penetrant and letting it sit overnight, then gently prying from two sides at a time.

Can't you spin the bit on the back with your fingers to see if it works?



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Tall T

08-06-2014 22:13:30
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 Re: Proofmeter face restoration tip in reply to stimpy451, 08-06-2014 21:52:36  
I'm not ready to get into it at this time; i.e., more pressing tractor fix-its.

My needle is broken and lying in the bottom. It appears to be the original needle that looks like this (from the Jubilee Promo Video).



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Tall T

08-06-2014 15:21:15
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 Re: Proofmeter face restoration tip in reply to stimpy451, 08-06-2014 00:08:10  
Is that a replacement needle?

Does a new needle come with decal?

I'd have to first put a new cable on mine to see if the tach even works.



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tesmith66

08-06-2014 09:27:07
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 Re: Proofmeter face restoration tip in reply to stimpy451, 08-06-2014 00:08:10  
You see that a lot in the car restoration industry. Sometimes they have a bad original, sometimes they change it slightly to keep from licensing it and sometimes they just don't try hard enough.



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Mike OH

08-06-2014 07:44:29
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 Re: Proofmeter face restoration tip in reply to stimpy451, 08-06-2014 00:08:10  
I recently tried to fix a tach on my JD 855. Watched the video and thought it would be an easy task. Ended up having to replace the tach. Seems like the needle had been secured using some type of sealant and I bent the shaft in trying to get it off. I did repair one on my Jubilee many years ago; reset the hours to 0000.0 after engine rebuilt. Still working fine.

In regard to differences in old vs. new tachs. Wonder why they couldn't have made them identical. Only thought I had was maybe original tachs were supplied by different suppliers and new tachs resemble that of one of the different suppliers. Anyone know for sure??

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