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#31 MiniMonty

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 07:25 PM

We've been researching doing the smaller gauges. There are some copyright issues we have to be careful of
and also there are a LOT of different gauges out there and we like our products to be 100% accurate once
fitted. But it's definitely something we're thinking about.

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 11:01 AM

Jeez, you're banging these out quick, everytime i look on your site, there's a few more sets been added, good on you!

I love the look of the Futiurama Ivory ones, if only you did the extra 3 Sportpack gauges aswell :thumbsup:

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Posted 09 May 2009 - 10:48 PM

Fitted mine today

Here you go

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 06:00 AM

they really do look great

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 09:06 AM

Wow they do look brillant.

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 09:41 AM

can you do face plates for MGB gauges and 52mm gauges if i sent them too you
thanks
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Posted 10 May 2009 - 11:01 AM

We can do new faces for (almost) anything if you send us the originals.
I'll PM you with our address...

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 05:21 AM

Dang! Im really impressed with the clock faces. As soon as I get back from this deployment, your clock faces will be my first purchase.

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 06:37 PM

Looks like you've got plenty of good ideas, was wondering though, got any pics of the tigermoth clocks in a centre speedo - or any centre speedo clocks you've done?

Looking for something a little bit different - thought you'd be the person to talk to

Nice work from what i can see on the site :P

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 11:31 PM

The trouble with the centre clock (old style BIG centre speedo) is the contours on the face.
We've tried about a hundred different ways of tackling it but none have come up to the quality
we need. (We'd rather sell nothing than sell rubbish). If you look carefully at the speedo it has a
raised centre section (about half an inch around the centre pin) which then dips with a shoulder
then an elbow out into the main body of the face.

This is VERY hard to replicate accurately in a "value for money" way. Add into that the precise hole
cuts for the lights that come through the face and you start to see the problem.
We found a couple of machine shops in Birmingham (where else) that could do it but they would
have to charge major money - then the printer has to deal with a very odd shaped thing to put ink onto accurately.
Do it the other way around - i.e. print the material and then have it shaped and you run into all sorts of trouble with
keeping the hole cuts accurate and/or the placing of the numerals accurate. You could end up with a clock face
which didn't fit well, was slightly mis-shaped and once fitted wasn't accurate !

On top of all that because we are only ordering small numbers it just doesn't add up.
Finally, taking those old centre clocks to bits to fit the new faces can often be destructive.
(we've killed quite a few during our experiments...)

All in all you start to see why Leyland went for the plastic clocks...

This is something we are mildly obsessed with though so don't rule out a solution !

Best wishes
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Posted 15 May 2009 - 09:38 AM

The trouble with the centre clock (old style BIG centre speedo) is the contours on the face.
We've tried about a hundred different ways of tackling it but none have come up to the quality
we need. (We'd rather sell nothing than sell rubbish). If you look carefully at the speedo it has a
raised centre section (about half an inch around the centre pin) which then dips with a shoulder
then an elbow out into the main body of the face.

This is VERY hard to replicate accurately in a "value for money" way. Add into that the precise hole
cuts for the lights that come through the face and you start to see the problem.
We found a couple of machine shops in Birmingham (where else) that could do it but they would
have to charge major money - then the printer has to deal with a very odd shaped thing to put ink onto accurately.
Do it the other way around - i.e. print the material and then have it shaped and you run into all sorts of trouble with
keeping the hole cuts accurate and/or the placing of the numerals accurate. You could end up with a clock face
which didn't fit well, was slightly mis-shaped and once fitted wasn't accurate !

On top of all that because we are only ordering small numbers it just doesn't add up.
Finally, taking those old centre clocks to bits to fit the new faces can often be destructive.
(we've killed quite a few during our experiments...)

All in all you start to see why Leyland went for the plastic clocks...

This is something we are mildly obsessed with though so don't rule out a solution !

Best wishes
Monty



Thanks for the reply

I can see exactly what you mean - it does seem quite a hassle.
Not to worry - still, might be able to send one or two people your way that are looking for new clocks.

Love the new designs, what will you think of next?
(perhaps going with the mod themed RAF roundel style clocks, what about a black and white checkered pattern?)

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 01:40 PM

Hi all,

after lot's of enquiries I'd just like to let everyone know that our "Stan Mag"
clocks can be produced in any colour you like. Just drop us an email with a picture
or a colour sample, we'll match it and you can have clocks to match your dash,
interior, car - anything you like. 90 / 110 mph or 140 / 180 km/h.

Check the site, click "Clock Sets" and click through to "Stan Mag".

Gallileo Gauges

Best wishes
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Posted 20 May 2009 - 04:35 PM

Hi all,

here is the May competition from Gallileo Gauges

It works in two stages:
1) post your suggestions for what these new clocks should be called.
(pic attached)

2) after 48 hrs we'll choose our favourites and then launch a pole
for the whole forum to vote for the best one.

Whoever suggests the winning name will win a set of clocks from
our whole range.

Enter as many times as you like and post as many suggestions as you want.

Best wishes
Monty

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 04:38 PM

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 04:43 PM

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