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    The speedometer and engine gauges on my 64 Daytona have a different color background that the clock. The clock has a charcoal grey background and the others have a greenish tint. Is this normal? I think the clock was original equipment.




    Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/

  • #2
    I think your gauges have faded, maybe the clock is more faded than the other two? anyway a greenish tint is correct but these gauges are notorious for fading badly in the sun.

    nate

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    • #3
      I think your gauges have faded, maybe the clock is more faded than the other two? anyway a greenish tint is correct but these gauges are notorious for fading badly in the sun.

      nate

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      • #4
        That is weird, mine is exactly the same. I wondered if the glass were different (i.e tinted vs non-tinted).

        quote:Originally posted by hotwheels63r2

        Pretty sure the clock was painted by a diferent hand, with different paint in a different factory.. That color is not user friendly so many will not match when side by side. (even NOS ones vary.)

        MIKE
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        • #5
          That is weird, mine is exactly the same. I wondered if the glass were different (i.e tinted vs non-tinted).

          quote:Originally posted by hotwheels63r2

          Pretty sure the clock was painted by a diferent hand, with different paint in a different factory.. That color is not user friendly so many will not match when side by side. (even NOS ones vary.)

          MIKE
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          1965 Cruiser
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          • #6
            The black face is 1963. The greenish tint is '64-on.
            No, I must concede. I forgot about the red 'gunsights'.

            [img] http://home.comcast.net/~jdwain/63.63.jpg [/img]
            Dwain G.

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            • #7
              The black face is 1963. The greenish tint is '64-on.
              No, I must concede. I forgot about the red 'gunsights'.

              [img] http://home.comcast.net/~jdwain/63.63.jpg [/img]
              Dwain G.

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              • #8
                [quote]Originally posted by 65cruiser

                That is weird, mine is exactly the same. I wondered if the glass were different (i.e tinted vs non-tinted).

                Now I can't comfirm this as I've never really checked it out for myself, but one has said later '65's and '66's are the more steel-grey color. I'll have to go out in the garage and check it out...

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                • #9
                  [quote]Originally posted by 65cruiser

                  That is weird, mine is exactly the same. I wondered if the glass were different (i.e tinted vs non-tinted).

                  Now I can't comfirm this as I've never really checked it out for myself, but one has said later '65's and '66's are the more steel-grey color. I'll have to go out in the garage and check it out...

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                  • #10
                    In the USA there could have been some early production '64's that were actually GREEN to match, but I have never seen one. I always thought that because Borg made the clock and SW made the Instruments, it's not hard to understand that they never had exactly the same Silver/Green transparent finish on two different types of metal from different sources! [^]

                    Leonard's IS a '64,5,6 Clock! NOT a Black '63 Folks! Didn't they have a matching red X like the speedo and Instrument cluster?

                    The new clock I bought my Dad for Christmas 1965 at the dealer where we bought the new late '64 Canadian import Daytona, was silvery looking like this one of Leonard's. That tells you how long they lasted, without dissassembly and cleaning the points. We had the Daytona one year when it's original clock quit, so I gave him a new one.

                    StudeRich
                    Studebakers Northwest
                    Ferndale, WA
                    StudeRich
                    Second Generation Stude Driver,
                    Proud '54 Starliner Owner



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                    • #11
                      In the USA there could have been some early production '64's that were actually GREEN to match, but I have never seen one. I always thought that because Borg made the clock and SW made the Instruments, it's not hard to understand that they never had exactly the same Silver/Green transparent finish on two different types of metal from different sources! [^]

                      Leonard's IS a '64,5,6 Clock! NOT a Black '63 Folks! Didn't they have a matching red X like the speedo and Instrument cluster?

                      The new clock I bought my Dad for Christmas 1965 at the dealer where we bought the new late '64 Canadian import Daytona, was silvery looking like this one of Leonard's. That tells you how long they lasted, without dissassembly and cleaning the points. We had the Daytona one year when it's original clock quit, so I gave him a new one.

                      StudeRich
                      Studebakers Northwest
                      Ferndale, WA
                      StudeRich
                      Second Generation Stude Driver,
                      Proud '54 Starliner Owner



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                      • #12
                        This subject was discussed last summer:
                        http://www.studebakerdriversclub.com...64,gauge,color

                        At that time it was my assertion that the 64 gauges were originally dark gray and faded to green very quickly in the sun. In the end, Mr Biggs sorta agreed with me. I have several NOS 64 gauge components, and they're all the dark gray. I also have a box full of used 64 gauges, and they're all various shades of green. Since the clocks and the other instruments were made by different companies, it's entirely possible that the clocks fade to green more slowly. However, the clock that came in my 64 Daytona was just as green as the other gauges.

                        Skip Lackie
                        Washington DC
                        Skip Lackie

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                        • #13
                          This subject was discussed last summer:
                          http://www.studebakerdriversclub.com...64,gauge,color

                          At that time it was my assertion that the 64 gauges were originally dark gray and faded to green very quickly in the sun. In the end, Mr Biggs sorta agreed with me. I have several NOS 64 gauge components, and they're all the dark gray. I also have a box full of used 64 gauges, and they're all various shades of green. Since the clocks and the other instruments were made by different companies, it's entirely possible that the clocks fade to green more slowly. However, the clock that came in my 64 Daytona was just as green as the other gauges.

                          Skip Lackie
                          Washington DC
                          Skip Lackie

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                          • #14
                            Thanks Guys, I guess I wasn't on the forum last summer when this was discussed.

                            Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/

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                            • #15
                              Thanks Guys, I guess I wasn't on the forum last summer when this was discussed.

                              Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/

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