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Blue gauge face replacements?

Does anybody know of a source making replacement gauge faces and needles? I'd like to convert the black GTV 6 gauges to Alfetta blue and my needles have a weird droop to them down towards the gauge face.

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Maybe Palo Alto Speedometer?
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Maybe Palo Alto Speedometer?

Hey look at that, right on their page: "Custom work includes color face conversions."

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On your 'drooping' needles... that's actually more normal than weird. Depending on how warped yours have become, there are a few quick fixes. If the needle is just a bit warped but still threatening to drag against the dial face, you can carefully wiggle the center of the needle upward with your fingernails to remove it from its shaft. When you press it back on, don't push it all the way down.

If it has warped beyond what the quick fix can cure, you can remove it and carefully sand the back side of the tip with some light sandpaper grades in the 300-400 grit ranges to make it flatter on the dial side. If the warping is even worse than that, the cure seems to be to carefully trim a bit off the tip of the needle with finger nail clippers, and clean that up with fine sandpaper.

Some needles become warped into a pretzel shape... Then you need to go looking for fresh needles.

Many speedos that no longer work are due to warped needles dragging against the dial face. The lightest touch of the needle to the dial face can prevent the needle from moving properly.

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Look at "droopy needle fix" by 1984 Maratona..date 12/10/2010
Good directions to fix needles..took me less than an hour to do both and can't tell from new
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http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/alfe...eedle-fix.html

Outstanding!

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Does anybody know of a source making replacement gauge faces and needles? I'd like to convert the black GTV 6 gauges to Alfetta blue and my needles have a weird droop to them down towards the gauge face.

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Just get a used set of Alfetta GT's gauges and then take them apart and swap the faces with your GTV6's gauges. The only thing not available is the face of the clock. My GTV6 has a tachometer with blue face from an Alfetta GT. I haven't done other gauges except tach.

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Scott,

I have several NOS blue-faced gauges advertised on the BB here if you are interested.

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to all parts I have advertised on the BB so far. Plenty more! Just ask.
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