Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Burlington, VT USA
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.
Last edited by planetmojo2; 05-13-2017 at 07:14 AM.