Anyone in MA do Cluster Rebuilds?

Discussion in 'Sparky's corner' started by Moring, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. Moring

    Moring Well-Known Member

    I've got a 70 instrument cluster that needs to be tested. Anyone in Massachusetts offer this service?

    If I have to sent outside MA, I'm open to that too.

    Thanks,
    matt
     
  2. UticaGeoff

    UticaGeoff Well-Known Member

    They are in Michigan,but I recommend Bob's Speedometers.

    UticaGeoff
     
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  3. telriv

    telriv Well-Known Member

    I usually recommend D & M Restoration.
     
  4. mrolds69

    mrolds69 "The Cure"

  5. UticaGeoff

    UticaGeoff Well-Known Member

    Based on my experience with the place in RI back in 2011, I'd hesitate to recommend them, unless things have changed.

    UticaGeoff
     
  6. telriv

    telriv Well-Known Member

    Like I said D & M Restoration. I have been using them at my shop for at least 20 yrs. IF there ever is a problem they step right up to the plate & resolve the problem. Believe me when I say, " they aren't the least costly, BUT neither the most costly.
    They are located in South Carolina so not too far away.
    When the cluster comes back it will look & operate as new.
    DON'T piece it out. Let them do the WHOLE thing incl. LED bulbs IF you want to go in that direction.
     
  7. Mach5racing

    Mach5racing Well-Known Member

    Hey Moring, what did you end up doing about your cluster? I need a rebuild on mine but I’m tossed up between a rebuild and a Dakota digital cluster because the price will be somewhat close. Thanks.
     
  8. Moring

    Moring Well-Known Member

    No I didn't send it out: it was a bit of an overreaction since just about everything was going wrong with this resto. But I isolated each piece to figure out each's respective problems... now the odometer isn't working but I'll get to that... just get nervous each time this instrument cluster is disturbed.
     
  9. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    I have a nice tutorial on removing the odometer out of the speedo and rolling the numbers in the interior sub forum
     
  10. Mach5racing

    Mach5racing Well-Known Member

    The problem I am having is the speedo needle is bouncing all over the place once I get over 40mph. I have removed the inner cable and cleaned, greased and reinstalled but that only fixed it for a little while. So I’m guess the gauge needs to be rebuilt based on what I have read online.
     
  11. Moring

    Moring Well-Known Member

    That's the tutorial I followed & although it's set at 0 now, it's no longer properly spinning/advancing as I drive.
     
  12. telriv

    telriv Well-Known Member

    Make sure there are NO kinks in the outer cable. I had a couple that drove me nuts for awhile. Turned out the inner cable was replaced by someone in both instances & was too long by 1/4". Trimmed 1/4" off & all was good.
    Just a thought.
     
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  13. Mach5racing

    Mach5racing Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the advice but it seems fine. I followed it and no kinks
     
  14. BRUCE ROE

    BRUCE ROE Well-Known Member

    Certainly lube the input on the head. And the back of the needle shaft
    rests in a bearing in that input piece, a tiny drop of oil there may keep
    the rotating piece from grabbing the needle, hard to reach. Bruce Roe
     

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