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#1 Bigalholden

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Posted 17 April 2016 - 07:37 PM

Hi
Thinking of going for magnolia dial faces but am having trouble indentifying my dials.
Car is 1988 mini Mayfair (bit only just got it so no Ida I things have been altered). It has three clocks. 90 mph speedo, centre temp and fuel. Rev counter on right. All work great. There is no marking on the faces to say smiths or Nippon. Any ideas?
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Posted 17 April 2016 - 07:58 PM

A picture would be a great help! 

 

These are Nippons with 90mph speedo:

 

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These are Smiths (though this is a 120mph version, I have the same setup with a 90mph):

 

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Posted 17 April 2016 - 08:03 PM

got to Nippon haven't they on an 88?



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Posted 18 April 2016 - 10:44 AM

Hi guys

Thanks for the reply will take a pic this evening. They are 90mph speedo but look like the second set.

I am beginning to suspect they are a bit of both if that's possible. The centre dial (fuel and temp) does not have smiths written on it but the outer dials do have the black edge rings. Any idea if that is possible? Can you fit the rings from the smiths clocks to the nippon gauges/remove the rings from smiths gauges?

I must say I think the Nippon's would be easier to read. As I said I will take pics and post this evening. Need to do something to improve the contrast or, plan b, just ignore the gauges altogether. My first mini just had the big centre speedo (which bounced around all over the show and was just a rough guide) and neither the fuel or temp guages worked.  

 

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Posted 18 April 2016 - 03:45 PM

These are my clocks.
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#6 smurfomatic

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Posted 18 April 2016 - 04:24 PM

They are later Smiths gauges, genuine for the car according to this advert:

 

http://www.newoldcar...limited-edition

 

Model nubers are BAU5402 (speedo) BAU5404 (rev) BAU5405 (fuel) & BAU5406 (temp)



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Posted 19 April 2016 - 12:19 PM

So, I'm guessing, no magnolia dial kit for me then. I can only find the faces for Nippon dials. Ho hum never mind.

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Posted 19 April 2016 - 12:32 PM

Unfortunately can't see any magnolia face kits for those gauges. Might be worth contacting Minispares, Somerford etc. to see if they know of any suppliers.



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Posted 27 June 2021 - 07:54 PM

Going to bump this 5 year thread to ask if the 2 different 3-clocks above in smerfomatics post are interchangeable? Meaning can I use the smiths clocks from a 1275 GT in a Rover SPI which originally had Nippon's?

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