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Gauge faces - where to get

ClassicBritish

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So our 1963 BJ7 is in need to either replacement or refinished faces. Where can I get replacement faces from? Or where can I get them refinished?
 
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Duane_Rhynard

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So our 1963 BJ7 is in need to either replacement or refinished faces. Where can I get replacement faces from? Or where can I get them refinished?


My last customer service experience with Nisonger was less than satisfactory.

I've since used both of these guys below, great customer service and high quality work! (No affiliation just a happy customer!)

West Valley Auto Electronics
19314 Vanowen Street
Reseda CA 91335
(818) 758 9500
(877) 818-9402
Maurice Mintz
https://westvalleyinstruments.com/contact.htm

MOMA Manufacturing
Joey: jlobo@momamanufacturing.com
1321 2nd St. NW Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 766-6661
https://www.momamanufacturing.com/about.html

Duane
'58 BN6
'61 BT7 Tri-Carb


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Duane_Rhynard

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Yes, but do any of these folks have a record of doing a great job restoring the gauge faces? A different specialty than overhauling the instruments or cleaning them up.


Yes they do!

Additionally, when I had by BN6 gauges re-faced at Nisonger they did not do them in-house, they sent them out to a third party.
 

Jim 58 BN6

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Yes they do!

Additionally, when I had by BN6 gauges re-faced at Nisonger they did not do them in-house, they sent them out to a third party.

Duane, Thanks a lot for the MoMa lead. I'm only about 30mins east of them, and didn't even know they existed! I have the BN6 and an old Alfa that both need their gauges either rebuilt or serviced. Jim :encouragement:
 

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From my experience don't even consider West Valley. The refinishing of the gauges was terrible quality. Letters were blurry, incorrect #'s reprinted, main face paint looked more like a wrinkle paint was used and incorrect color. I was charged for cleaning the mechanisms, but they were never cleaned. The gauge shells original plating was ground off in places, but not replated. I ended up having Palo Alto redo the gauges & with total satisfaction. I wish that I had not tried going somewhere else then a proven source to save a couple dollars & for shorter turn around time.
 

blueskies

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If you are like some Healey owners, you may have a box full of non-functional or spare gauges. Taking reasonable care, one can disassemble gauges and put the better parts together. Or if you aren't comfortable doing that, you could send in a non-functional donor gauge with a nice face to the experts, to do the face swap.
 

DTDuck

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Yes, but do any of these folks have a record of doing a great job restoring the gauge faces? A different specialty than overhauling the instruments or cleaning them up.
You can try Palo Alto Speedometer:
Palo Alto Speedometer
www.paspeedo.com
718 Emerson St.
Palo Alto, CA 94301-2410
info@paspeedo.com
Tel: 650-323-0243
Fax: 650-323-4632

They have been restoring guages as Long as I can remember (well over 35 years) and the work that I have seen of theirs has been excellent and on the west coast they are the place to go. Not sure why, but their website wasn't working when I just checked.

Cheers,
Dan M.
 
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