[TR] Nisonger Instrument Repair

wbeech wbeech at flash.net
Fri Jan 15 19:13:45 MST 2016

Ditto Bob, 
Have been using Morris at WVI for years on mine and my friends cars, Morgan & Healeys.  Always up front with everything, only had to return a fuel gauge years ago.
From: Triumphs [mailto:triumphs-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of Bob Danielson
Sent: Friday, January 15, 2016 6:40 PM
To: Geo Hahn <ahwahneetr at gmail.com>; terryrs at comcast.net
Cc: Triumph List <triumphs at autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: [TR] Nisonger Instrument Repair
Many of the 6-Pack guys have been using West Valley Instruments for the past few years. You tell Morris what you want done and he quotes a price. When he receives the instrument, he inspects and lets you know if anything else needs to be done that will affect the price and quotes a completion date. Beside doing the usual rebuilds/calibration he does electronic and GPS conversions, face restoration/painting and LED lighting if desired.  For stock cable driven instruments (Tach & Speedo) he usually recommends a new cable that he builds to the proper specs with regard to tip dimensions. An out of spec cable tip can wreck a newly rebuilt gauge.
Bob Danielson
Custom Interiors & Boot Covers
Fender Blankets
From: Geo Hahn <mailto:ahwahneetr at gmail.com>  
Sent: Friday, January 15, 2016 7:29 PM
To: terryrs at comcast.net <mailto:terryrs at comcast.net>  
Cc: Triumph List <mailto:triumphs at autox.team.net>  
Subject: Re: [TR] Nisonger Instrument Repair
On Fri, Jan 15, 2016 at 4:42 PM, <terryrs at comcast.net <mailto:terryrs at comcast.net> > wrote:
Man, am I delighted!  Sent my speedo (uhm, speedometer, that is) to Nisonger about 12 days ago.  Got it back repaired already!
Glad your result was good.  I sent a speedometer to Nisonger for recalibration after a diff change as they said: 
There will be an additional minimum $25 charge over and above our  standard $175 (plus shipping) rebuilding charge, because of the additional parts and labor required to change out the internal gearing of the Speedometer so that both the speed and distanced traveled both read correctly...
What I got back was a corrected odo but the speedometer was only accurate at 60 mph.  Off about 15% in city traffic and high speed.
At first Nisonger claimed it was my fault as I must have sent them the wrong data (cables turns in 1/100 mile) - but then I pointed out that the odo was correct.
Then they claimed that the speed could not be corrected for the diff change - and I explained there were at least three ways this can be adjusted (magnet strength, spring strength and gap between the magnet and drag cup).
Finally they agreed to try to make it better if I would ship it back (at my expense, of course).  I think their plan was to try a different spring.
I never got to find out if they could, in fact, do this, as UPS lost my package somewhere in the Bronx on December 19.
Fortunately I was able to locate an NOS unit with the correct TPM for the diff I have so all is well.

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