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IMJ
04-30-2014, 09:07 AM
I have an excellent working 1964 160 mph speedometer that I purchased off of eBay about 10 years ago. At the time I was so thrilled with my find that I overlooked the fact that the ’64 and ’63 have a different face. My only excuse is “temporary insanity”, since I have a ’63 and a ’64 and should’ve noticed!
My question is, has anyone screen-printed or duplicated the ’63 face is some way to convert a ’64 to a ’63? I would appreciate a recommendation to someone that has done this or is capable of doing this. Thanks in advance.
regards,
Jay

mike cenit
04-30-2014, 10:59 AM
Jay, I have a 64 Marshal and if you can't use it, I'd like to buy it from you

2R2
04-30-2014, 12:28 PM
I've got an extra used '63 Lark style 160 speedo. (see pictures below)
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At some point in it's life the needle fell off, and put light scratches in the face of the gauge from rattling around in the case - it is certainly a used item. If interested, PM me with a wild insane offer I can't refuse!

Colgate Studebaker
04-30-2014, 06:32 PM
Jay, I believe Stude Intnl. has reproduction faceplates for the 160 mph speedos. I got one for my brothers 63 a few years back, and had a local speedo shop replace it. It worked out perfectly. Hope this helps, B.V.

studefan
04-30-2014, 07:25 PM
bill, was that SI face plate for the Avanti or Lark?

studebaker-R2-4-me
04-30-2014, 07:34 PM
Jay, I believe Stude Intnl. has reproduction faceplates for the 160 mph speedos. I got one for my brothers 63 a few years back, and had a local speedo shop replace it. It worked out perfectly. Hope this helps, B.V.

I just had a look at SI online catalog, only saw them for Avanti's.

61Lark
04-30-2014, 10:43 PM
If you can find a face or have one made any good speedometer shop could recalibrate a 120 mph speedometer to work. Then you could sell the 64 speedo.

SScopelli
05-01-2014, 03:02 AM
If you can find a face or have one made any good speedometer shop could recalibrate a 120 mph speedometer to work. Then you could sell the 64 speedo.
True.. here is a 61, 160mph speedo

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a609/R2Whistler/R1%20Lark/06%20Interior/61_160Speedo_zps6a9ae5d2.jpg

IMJ
05-01-2014, 10:28 AM
At some point in it's life the needle fell off, and put light scratches in the face of the gauge from rattling around in the case - it is certainly a used item.


I wonder how many times it took to peg the needle before it said 'enough is enough!'

regards,
Jay

karterfred88
05-01-2014, 03:00 PM
I just had a look at SI online catalog, only saw them for Avanti's.
If you look carefully these are wrong even for the Avanti. The 160 isn't printed in the right direction, I think these are ok for later Avanti II but don't match the original 63 SW graphics. That being said, does anyone have a correct Avanti 160 Speedo-working or not, just need the face. Somewhere in the history of 63R1517 a 140 from an R1 was used to replace the original 160. Most likely to hide the true miles on the car, most people wouldn't know it was incorrect to have a 140 in an R2.

61Lark
05-01-2014, 04:18 PM
If you look carefully these are wrong even for the Avanti. The 160 isn't printed in the right direction, I think these are ok for later Avanti II but don't match the original 63 SW graphics. That being said, does anyone have a correct Avanti 160 Speedo-working or not, just need the face. Somewhere in the history of 63R1517 a 140 from an R1 was used to replace the original 160. Most likely to hide the true miles on the car, most people wouldn't know it was incorrect to have a 140 in an R2.

I wouldn't go off of the image of the 160 mph face that S.I. has on their website as a representation of the actual part.

Your car might still have the original 140 mph speedometer, even though it is an R2.
http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?31092-Avanti-Speedometer-Question

SScopelli
06-12-2014, 02:57 PM
IMJ, I sent you a PM.

StudeRich
06-12-2014, 03:03 PM
You are among the very few Jay, most are trying to make the MUCH rarer Silver/Green '64 Speedo from a '63! :ohmy: