North American Turbocoupe Organization

140mph conversion kit (not the white face one)
anasazi4st Offline
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(05-15-2023, 07:21 PM)spittinfire Wrote: How do you get the needle off?  I'd love to blend an 86 and 88 tach but I can't get the needle off.

Most instructions I have read say to use a kitchen fork—put the needle in the middle tine(s) and gently pry up on it. That worked for me.
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1987 Turbo Coupe w/T5OD, 8.8 axle, grey smoke; most options. Got it in 1991 with 41K miles: 3 turbos, 2 heater cores, 2 T5OD full rebuilds, 6 clutches, 1 head gasket, 2 Teves II ABS units, etc. later....
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Jeff K Offline
Years ago when I used to do the 140 mph speedo conversions I would just grab the needle with my thumb and index finger and pull. Sometimes very little effort was required while sometimes I had to pull HARD. Never had an issue with damaging a speedo no matter how hard I had to pull.

Rarely had to remove a tach needle, but the same procedure applies.
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