Gauge servicing / repairs

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Gauge servicing / repairs

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Has anybody got any good recommendations for specialists to overhaul / repair automotive instruments? I used to use Speedy Cables but they are very slow nowadays (if indeed they ever reply to an enquiry....).
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What type of gauge?

I use JDO instruments, but they don't do capillary tubed gauges.

http://www.jdo1.com/
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I think this chap does capillary;

www.thegaugeshop.com

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We've used Speedograph Ltd to recalibrate and refresh the speedo on my dad's MGA. It needed recalibrating because we changed the FD in the diff. They did a great job, completely accurate now and it came back looking fresh and new but not overrestored.
Of course I know what a dipstick is, you get called something often enough you look it up!
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Try caerbont automotive
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I didn't know that Caerbont did repairs & restorations.

The only time I spoke to them was regarding a repair to one of their new stepper motor rev counters & they were most unhelpful.
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I have dealt with a bloke, Aiden I think, and found him excellent.
I was actually thinking that they would know who to recommend, although it will probably be Speedy.
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mk1 wrote: Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:04 am I didn't know that Caerbont did repairs & restorations.

The only time I spoke to them was regarding a repair to one of their new stepper motor rev counters & they were most unhelpful.
They are what Speedy Cables is now called - I've found them very difficult to deal with - slow, unresponsive. They never respond to enquiries. So for me - "anybody other than Caerbont..."
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Another vote for JDO, although I think John has retired, the business is still going. Alternatively Howard Instruments in Melbourne.
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InnoCooperExport wrote: Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:03 pm We've used Speedograph Ltd to recalibrate and refresh the speedo on my dad's MGA. It needed recalibrating because we changed the FD in the diff. They did a great job, completely accurate now and it came back looking fresh and new but not overrestored.
another vote for Speedograph.. did exactly the same job for me and will refresh/restore as much or little as you want.... turnaround was pretty quick too..
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