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Old 08-10-2017, 06:25 AM
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Where can I buy a new Smiths tacho in Melbourne. Good quality second hand would be ok.
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Hi Bryan. I bought a MG smiths tacho for mine. It is a mechanical drive but I will be converting it to electronic. I matched it with the smiths speedo from a MK1 Cortina. MK1 and MK2 Cortina have a different shape bevell. Early Jag have smiths tacho and speedo combo. I bought mine on ebay and hot rod swap meets. Hope that helps. You can buy non smiths gauges from speedhut, GPS speedo and tacho combo.
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Old 08-11-2017, 04:04 AM
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Bryan, if you're not in a screaming hurry, you can buy direct from the manufacturers, Caerbont, in Wales, or from Nisonger in New York state. I have bought from both and both companies are extremely easy to deal with.
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Old 08-11-2017, 07:30 AM
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Thanks, Glen I'll giive you a yell if I can't find anything in Aus.
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Got a newone from Howard instruments Melbourne. They stock complete Smiths gauge sets for Cobras.
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Old 08-25-2017, 05:16 AM
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Got a newone from Howard instruments Melbourne. They stock complete Smiths gauge sets for Cobras.
"Too easy"

Got a picture of the dash Bryan? Smiths instrumented dashes aren't common in Aus.

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Hmmm - Howards must have got permission as there was a bit of a flap with Smiths after I bought my "Smiths" branded VDO's all those years ago.

They took the Smith's logos off my gauges after they went back for dial gauge rework having been badly painted.
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Hmmm - Howards must have got permission as there was a bit of a flap with Smiths after I bought my "Smiths" branded VDO's all those years ago.

They took the Smith's logos off my gauges after they went back for dial gauge rework having been badly painted.
Smiths branded gauges on VDO's? I suppose that's like a Chev engine in a Cobra....

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Ha Ha yep

Smith's lookalikes but have to admit Howard's did good work getting the printing and fonts correct.
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"Too easy"

Got a picture of the dash Bryan? Smiths instrumented dashes aren't common in Aus.

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My Cobra was built in and imported from England and all the gauges are genuine Smiths
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Speedhut makes reproductions. Factory Five uses them. I would recommend verifying that the gauge fits the existing hole.
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Hi Bryan
Try the "Healey Factory" out Ringwood way, i saw some smiths gauges for sale there last time i was there, a fair while back, but they do resto work, so maybe able to help.

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Is it a 427 roadster layout, 427 SC, or dropped-centre layout?
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