1954 speedo background ring color question

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panster
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1954 speedo background ring color question

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Post by panster » Tue Nov 08, 2005 4:05 am

Hi can someone tell me what color the upper background ring, (behind numerals), should be ?
I've seen some on ebay that look definitely blue! Palmers says black/gray !
Anyone got an unrestored original, to give a definite answer please.
Thanks,
J.



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Re: 1954 speedo background ring color question

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Post by panfreak » Tue Nov 08, 2005 7:05 pm

I don't have Palmer's book, but I was searching for a speedo myself and came across this if it's any help.

http://www.speedometersolutions.com/speedometer.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Just a good reference picture, I have not inquired about prices (I'm scared to)

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Re: 1954 speedo background ring color question

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Post by panster » Tue Nov 08, 2005 10:08 pm

Thanks Panfreak, nice reference.
I know what you mean about prices, I'm piecing a speedo together from different years, just trying to get it looking fairly authentic.
That '54 certainly looks like a black number ring.
Thanks again,
J.

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Re: 1954 speedo background ring color question

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Post by Perry Ruiter » Sun Nov 13, 2005 4:07 am

Palmer's is wrong. Original colour for a 54 is a dark blue. Almost black. 56 and up are a dark brown ... Perry

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Re: 1954 speedo background ring color question

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Post by panster » Mon Nov 14, 2005 12:57 am

Thanks Perry,
I'll hunt for an appropriate shade.
J

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