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by Mito
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Hey Everyone, I pasted a couple of months ago about the possibility of fitting a "revometer" speedo dial onto a later magnetic mechanism. i contacted a number of instrument face suppliers in UK but no one was really interested in helping so i have forged ahead anyhow. I already had a reproduction "revometer" face but it was poor quality and came with a scratch across the face from new. I got the clever ladies at my local graphic print shop to scan the dial and colour in the odo and trip slots and complete any missing words. Also got them to sharpen up the images and brighten the colours a smidge to compensate for the loss of clarity every time these dials get copied and reproduced. I will offer up a bare magnetic dial to see where the new cut outs are are and shift any wording a bit so the cut outs dont destroy too much. My aim is to produce a "revometer" self adhesive transfer that can be affixed to a bare magnetic face plate. I will report back shortly if it is a success.
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by Deadstiffcatt
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Not having a magnetic in front of me, I looked at the cover of publication you posted a pic of, it appears you may have to make the 50 and the 80 SMALLER as well to accommodate the odometer ??? (Hard to tell by just enlarging that publication image.....thats a point you'll need to verify.)

Maybe to you could change it to read "chronomagric" just to see if anyone notices? The print is tiny enough to work since we all need glasses these days anyway!
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by Mito
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Yes, I have manufactured an aluminium swaging disc that fits in my lathe for rolling bezels. Interesting that a mate of mine here in Christchurch was making and exporting bezels. Wassell brought up his entire stock shortly before he died of cancer. The irony is I will likely buy a bezel that will come all the way back to NZ to within 20kms of where it was made.
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