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Speedometer missing part

The housing for my speedometer was cracked so I borrowed the part from my other 750. The problem is I have no way to attach the screw to hold the bowl on the speedometer. See picture.

I was thinking foam of some sort or a mountain of ? to screw into. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks. e



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Use some 2 part epoxy to glue in a piece of plastic which you can drill and tap.

Or just form he whole thing out of two part epoxy putty....

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Use some 2 part epoxy to glue in a piece of plastic which you can drill and tap.

Or just form he whole thing out of two part epoxy putty....
I don't have a tap set any longer. I'm shooting for the two part epoxy putty method.
It will have to wait until next Thursday.
Thanks Knifemaker.

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drill the plastic and then use a self tapping screw
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The housing for my speedometer was cracked so I borrowed the part from my other 750. The problem is I have no way to attach the screw to hold the bowl on the speedometer. See picture.

I was thinking foam of some sort or a mountain of ? to screw into. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks. e


Mine was broken also. I just used silicone adhesive on the inside of the bowl and around the gasket and pushed the bowl back on. Has lasted 3 years now.
http://puredieselpower.com/products/...o3caAopX8P8HAQ

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Mine was broken also. I just used silicone adhesive on the inside of the bowl and around the gasket and pushed the bowl back on. Has lasted 3 years now.
http://puredieselpower.com/products/...o3caAopX8P8HAQ
I bought the 2 stage epoxy putty last night and assembled it. I'm going to drill then screw into the epoxy. I'll also use the silicone but not adhesive as I may want to remove the cover to change the bulbs. I'm wondering what the life is on those things. Thanks for your response.

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I don't have a tap set any longer. I'm shooting for the two part epoxy putty method.
It will have to wait until next Thursday.
Thanks Knifemaker.
Just drill the epoxy putty undersize and use a self tapping screw.

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going forward. Five operations done and it still continues.

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Just drill the epoxy putty undersize and use a self tapping screw.
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Well, kinda off topic.....but my knob on the side is broken...as in not there. If you wanna get rid of your broke one I know someone that will take it off of your hands. Ha!!!

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Well, kinda off topic.....but my knob on the side is broken...as in not there. If you wanna get rid of your broke one I know someone that will take it off of your hands. Ha!!!
Nice hijack. lol

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