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    73 S - instrument repair/restoration source?

    As I near the day when I'll awaken the 'S' after several decades of slumber, I'll be checking what instruments do or don't work....I'd appreciate hearing recommendations for the 'go to' folks for repair and or restoration of the instruments. Thanks!

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    Moderator Chuck Miller's Avatar
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    Reseda, CA.


    Not sure where you live....... However I recommend these folks:

    They've worked for people all over the country.... and world for that matter......

    Hope this helps,
    Chuck Miller
    Creative Advisor/Message Board Moderator - Early 911S Registry #109
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    '73S cpe #1099 - Matched # 2.7/9.5 RS spec rebuild
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    98 Chevy S-10 Utility
    15 GTI Commuter

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    I've had probably 30 or 40 gauges repaired by Seattle Speedometer over the last couple years. I've been very satisfied with their work, service and prices.

    Here's a slideshow (be patient) of a set of 912 gauges they did for me last year:

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    Here's an article I wrote about gauges last year. I hear good things about Seattle Speedometer.

    Richard Newton

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    Shift Knob Maker
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    Marysville, OH
    I used Seattle for mine, only problem I had is they did not refinish the black bezels. I made the mistake and assumed they would during full refurbishing (Which is what I requested). When I received the gauges
    back I was disappointed and contacted them, I was told that was not part of the regular service and I could return them for that do be done for additional charge.
    Considering what I was paying and they sent a list of what was recommended and there was never a mention of bezels being a added service. I did not feel it was worth the risk shipping across country again and felt it should have been done as part of the refurbishing price. Price was a bit lower than others, but when you add all that back in I would have gone with NH who I have also used several times in the past.
    Just my 2 cents.

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    Xavier Petit-Jean-Boret Xavier PJB's Avatar
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    NHS (North Holywood Speedometer) without hesitation. There are plenty here in Europe, but I still send my instruments to those guys : very good price for high quality, and because they are supporting this registry too.
    O-G 26 - Early911S 2407

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    North Hollywood for sure. They have done many jobs for me and always top notch. their prices are very reasonable for the quality and service. HIghly recommended.

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    I've used North Hollywood since 1978 with excellent results each & every time. Good people who really strive to make you happy.
    Steve Weiner
    Rennsport Systems
    Portland Oregon

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    Senior Member Fishcop's Avatar
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    Port Macquarie, Australia
    Singing with the choir too... NHS. I live in Australia and use them.
    John Forcier
    EarlyS #1987
    1968 911 Race Car "Grun Hilda"
    1969 S/T interpretation "Blau Healer"
    Restoration Saga

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    S. F. Bay Area
    Palo Alto Speedometer Shop, Palo Alto, Ca. Started by Dieter Meese, off-the-boat German. Intimate knowledge of German instruments. Son runs business now. Been going there since high school. None better.
    S Reg #1032

    "I measured twice, cut three times, and it's still too short!"

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