Tilt-O-Meter mod

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knet109
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Tilt-O-Meter mod

Post by knet109 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:52 pm

I think my Delica was stored near a volcano or maybe the nuclear power plants that melted down after the Tsunami. All the plastic is badly deteriorated and the Tit-O-Meter AKA inclinometer had ruptured and peed goo all over the inside of the tri-gauge housing and dash. A quick visit to Ebay turned up this little gem:
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I couldn't resist for $4 !!
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Turns out it fits PERFECTLY. Here is my process:
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This is the general idea of what the end result will look like. The ring that holds the compass unit together fits perfectly (!!!!!) into the front of the display.
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Tape is use to hold the ring in place. I just used the back of the compass housing to hold the ring in from the front as the compass will be held in from the back with SUGURU
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four pea sized SUGURU balls are used to smoosh into the compass, ring and dash housing in order to hold it all together. I used a Robertson bit and my finger tip.
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The Gauge face plate has to be removed. I cut it in place and ended up getting plastic sawdust throughout the other gauges. Take it apart and save yourself the frustration.
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The surgery patient patiently awaits removal of the cast. SUGURU take 24 hours to set up
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I'll get a finished and installed pic up in a couple days.

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