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Old 01-07-2020, 12:20 AM
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I'd found a fifties tin filler cap to put over my 'eighties' power steering cap, but it was beat up a bit. Here it is straightened, sandblasted and primered. The eighties cap is also jammed inside.
A 'horrible' job that I was putting off, is removing the speedometer and lubricating it again. It came out better than I expected.
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Old 01-09-2020, 11:50 PM
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I sprayed liquid Wrench on the speedo needle bushings and got them working smoothly, turning the unit with my cordless drill. Then I sprayed the same bushings with Fluid Film, and believe it or not, that was too thick of lubricant. The needle started sticking again in odd places, going up and coming down. So I had to clean the thick stuff out with more weasel-pi$$, and it got working better again. The first picture is my drill in second gear reverse and the needle goes smoothly back and forth. Third gear is almost a hundred; whoooa, what a rush! The second picture is the speedo back in the dash. It took a few tries.
I have been sanding and repriming my mock power-steering cap, until I got bored so I painted it.
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Old 01-10-2020, 03:24 AM
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Looking Good MM
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Old 01-10-2020, 07:36 AM
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Looks really nice MM. I've used Fluid film on things before, and yeah it can be really thick and sticky!
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Old 01-10-2020, 09:44 AM
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Looks good Mac.
All I've ever used on speedos is Grandma's sewing machine oil.

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Old 01-10-2020, 02:02 PM
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Thanks guys. Much as I like Liquid Wrench for some things, like penetrating, I still think that it won't last long without evaporating, so I should have used sewing machine oil. I wracked my brains to figure out a way to lubricate it occasionally without taking it out and disassembling it. I came up with ------ wracked brains, only.
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Old 01-10-2020, 09:50 PM
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I've always used powdered graphite on the cables. Comes in a little tube with a needle like end, slide the cable out a bit, shoot the graphite in. Spoiler alert, it's messy if you spill any or get it on your hands!

I've wondered if some kind of gun oil might work for a head unit. That, or some of the oil they use on fishing reels. Might be the same thing, I know Lucas sells one that is for both.
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Old 01-11-2020, 03:03 PM
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Lucas gun oil is the slickest oils I've ever seen bar none.
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Old 01-11-2020, 11:52 PM
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I'm going to be prepared next time, with gun oil or sewing machine oil.
Here's my finished power steering cap installed.
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Old 01-12-2020, 07:13 AM
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Looks much more like it should with a truck of that vintage, although I don't think power steering was an option.
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