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2R5
01-26-2014, 12:24 PM
Just had a call from an elderly member who would like to find one of those Cyclops speedos , I know I've seen lots of those over the years at places like Reedsville and York .....anyone have one they'd like to sell?

hausdok
01-26-2014, 01:23 PM
Cyclops? What were they used in? What do they look like? Pictures?

2R5
01-26-2014, 01:25 PM
I think they were in the 56 Champions maybe as far as the '58s. They were the type that looked like an eye, they rotated kind of like a compass.

StudeDave57
01-26-2014, 01:30 PM
An example from 1957~
http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w143/StudeDave/for%20the%20net/IMG_0458.jpg

Yes, I know- the Hawk gauges don't belong there.
They were installed years before I was born, and I like them!!!

Though the housing is different- the 'guts' are the same from 1956 to 1958 for all Stude sedans and wagons.



StudeDave '57 :cool:

hausdok
01-26-2014, 01:53 PM
Would one from a '58 Packard 2dr hardtop work?

candbstudebakers
01-26-2014, 02:00 PM
I have one.

Roscomacaw
01-26-2014, 02:00 PM
I know I've got the housing - I just had it in my hand the other day. I'm not sure about the speedo guts tho.

njonkman
01-26-2014, 02:12 PM
They show up on EBay all the time.
Nick

2R5
01-26-2014, 02:23 PM
I think they were all the same weren't they ?

DieselJim
01-26-2014, 02:42 PM
SI has new ones, or they did.

StudeDave57
01-26-2014, 02:43 PM
Would one from a '58 Packard 2dr hardtop work?
No, not even close.


I'm not sure about the speedo guts tho.
I don't have my books here to check, but I am about 99.9% sure the guts are the same- '56 to '58 sedans/wagons.


I think they were all the same weren't they ?
What? See above (x2 now). :rolleyes:



StudeDave '57 :cool:

Roscomacaw
01-26-2014, 03:35 PM
Yup, internals are the same for the three years - only the housings changed. These will, BTW, fit onto a 59-60 Lark dash (with some surgery, of course) as well as all Champ trucks. I put one in the 8E Champ I owned 30 years ago.

BTW, Dave - I was intimating that I wasn't sure if I HAD the mechanics of one - not whether they were the same across the years.

StudeDave57
01-26-2014, 06:12 PM
BTW, Dave - I was intimating that I wasn't sure if I HAD the mechanics of one - not whether they were the same across the years.
I knew you knew better.
An extra word or two would've made the sentence I quoted read completely different.
Sorry. No hard feelings I hope. :oops: :cheers:



StudeDave '57 :cool:

2R5
01-26-2014, 06:57 PM
Hey , I'm just trying to find one for another SDCer who isn't on the net.
Why does everyone seem to get far off the topic and argue about stuff???

2moredoors
01-26-2014, 07:56 PM
There were lots in stock when it was Sasco. I don't think that Ed will have sold them all.

Roscomacaw
01-26-2014, 09:43 PM
Bob, us veterans have to have some little thing to bicker and snicker over or our days just feel incomplete! It's the same with the wife and I - veterans of 40 years together. We've had a quiet and congenial weekend, so just to spice things up a bit, I asked her if she thought I'm ugly. She shot back that that was a stupid question. I asked for no further clarification - you know - damned if you do, damned if you don't. But even if it WAS a stupid question, it at least provoked some brain cells out of their stupor.
What I'd like to find is the optional Cyclops Tachometer. This was an option on '59-60 Lark Marshals. I rare piece of equipment indeed!

2R5
01-26-2014, 11:05 PM
Bob you made me smile<g>
Didn't know about the tac !