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Shooting star speedo
« on: 09.05. 2018 04:33 »
Hi all,
Can anyone advise the best method to replace the rubber seal surrounding the speedo on my 1955 Shooting Star.  Many thanks
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Re: Shooting star speedo
« Reply #1 on: 09.05. 2018 06:29 »
Use plenty of vaseline


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Re: Shooting star speedo
« Reply #3 on: 09.05. 2018 08:01 »

 I've used silicone grease on stuff and it works well, but a bitch to clean off where I don't want it..... I've recently discovered that castor oil doesn't harm rubber, and is an ingredient in at least some of the above
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Re: Shooting star speedo
« Reply #4 on: 09.05. 2018 09:06 »
Tks for the advice. One more question. Put the seal in the cowl first & then fit the speedo into it or the other way?
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Re: Shooting star speedo
« Reply #5 on: 09.05. 2018 09:19 »

 
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.......Put the seal in the cowl first & then fit the speedo into it or the other way?

 I don't have that setup so no idea, but just guessing would say " Put the seal in the cowl first & then fit the speedo into it..... " *dunno*; suck'n see ?
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Re: Shooting star speedo
« Reply #6 on: 09.05. 2018 09:39 »
I have the cowpat style cowl. When I fit the speedo I put the rubber in the cowl first. The rubber has a larger profile on one side that goes on top of the cowl. Press the speedo down into the hole from the top. I bent the end of a small screwdriver to a short 'L' shape and blunted the end. While lightly pressing the speedo in place I use the tool to lift the rubber over the speedo bezel flange a bit at a time. Do this carefully as it's easy to damage the crappy pattern rubber, or scratch the cowl. Rubber grease may help but I have found that after I used grease the speedo rotated slightly over time.
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Re: Shooting star speedo
« Reply #7 on: 09.05. 2018 12:46 »
I have the cowpat style cowl. When I fit the speedo I put the rubber in the cowl first. The rubber has a larger profile on one side that goes on top of the cowl. Press the speedo down into the hole from the top. I bent the end of a small screwdriver to a short 'L' shape and blunted the end. While lightly pressing the speedo in place I use the tool to lift the rubber over the speedo bezel flange a bit at a time. Do this carefully as it's easy to damage the crappy pattern rubber, or scratch the cowl. Rubber grease may help but I have found that after I used grease the speedo rotated slightly over time.
Back that up. Only difference is I bent a strip of soft steel (about 5x50mm) to work the speedo in
I prefer vaseline as lubricant as that will dry up after a couple of days.
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Re: Shooting star speedo
« Reply #8 on: 09.05. 2018 15:44 »
I prefer vaseline as lubricant as that will dry up after a couple of days.
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Re: Shooting star speedo
« Reply #9 on: 09.05. 2018 16:37 »
I prefer vaseline as lubricant as that will dry up after a couple of days.
Have you heard the early Billy Connoly story about the Vaseline Salesman?

No.
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Re: Shooting star speedo
« Reply #10 on: 09.05. 2018 17:04 »
I prefer vaseline as lubricant as that will dry up after a couple of days.
Have you heard the early Billy Connoly story about the Vaseline Salesman?

No.
I tried to find it on the interweb but couldn't.
Billy told the story of a chap who wanted Vaseline for 'sexual purposes'. He smeared it on the bedroom door handle so the kids could not get into the room when he wanted privacy.

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Re: Shooting star speedo
« Reply #11 on: 10.05. 2018 04:46 »
Tks all
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Re: Shooting star speedo
« Reply #12 on: 10.05. 2018 14:50 »
You can see here how my speedo and rubber look.
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Re: Shooting star speedo
« Reply #13 on: 10.05. 2018 18:39 »
Yes  CRAP.

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