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Rafolian
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KPH clock set.o

Post by Rafolian » Sun 24 Aug, 2014 09:25

Anyone got a set of KPH clocks for sale?

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Re: KPH clock set.o

Post by Southernboy » Sun 24 Aug, 2014 10:30

You don't need clocks...you only need a KPH dial overlay with the KPH layout... have a look on eBay... :wink:
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Re: KPH clock set.o

Post by Rafolian » Sun 24 Aug, 2014 10:58

Have got those Barry, look great in daytime but are crap at night as the original dial shows through and you can't make anything out. Same thing on my Kawasaki!!

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Re: KPH clock set.o

Post by Southernboy » Sun 24 Aug, 2014 11:18

...If it's not a must have asap item, I will be getting an OEM black Kph overlay in the next week or so and plan to use it as a template to have a cream coloured dial face made up for myself. I can't let you have the OEM one, but it'll be easy enough to have a black one done while I'm at it... if you want to wait a few weeks, I'll be able to help you out... Problem with changing the cluster is getting the thing re-set with mileages etc... anyhow, I'll keep you posted and if you're still looking, then we can go from there.. :wink:

BTW...the original dial face is easy to remove...it peels off without too much effort. Only issue is not to bend it sharply and get a kink in it.
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Re: KPH clock set.o

Post by OXO » Sun 24 Aug, 2014 12:32

Hang on Barry, you already promised that to me !

Are the oem kph available?

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Re: KPH clock set.o

Post by Southernboy » Sun 24 Aug, 2014 13:00

OEM Kph are available on eBay...at around £82 plus each .. :shock:
I'm planning on doing the required CAD drawings so that my laser guy can then cut them using a suitable acetate base material of varying colours as required for the face, the colour of the numbers, the blue/green/red and amber sections for the various warning lights... And a clear complete template to cover the entire back so it holds all the bits in their respective positions. The front face I want will be cream colour - as per ...
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To do a cutout in black vs cream is easy enough... the entire overlay would be 1. Cream or black (or any other colour) with cut out numbers and markings for the gauges. 2. red transparent layer so that all the numbers etc will shine through as red when back-lit. 3. various small transparent Blue/green/and amber cutouts which will slot into their positions in the black face to be back-lit by their lights as the utilities are switched on and exactly as they appear on the OEM face. 4. a complete clear layer which will act as the adhesive on both sides - a. to hold all the coloured bits and the main face layer together, and b. to adhere to the base of the instrument cluster plastic.

Anyhow, the reason I am getting the OEM face overlay from a buddy here, is that I can use it to very accurately reproduce the shape and positioning of all the numbers on the Speedo, RPM, temp and fuel indicators, as well as the accurate positioning of the cut-outs for the other back-lit "windows" eg. Blue = high beam, red = hand brake etc etc... It''s simply a matter of drafting the various outlines for each piece so that when it is all put together (like a jigsaw puzzle) and the clear back applied, it becomes one flat sheet with everything in it's appropriate position including the holes for the gauge pins to pass through.
Once the drawings are done, it's a simple process to have as many pieces of each laser cut from the appropriate coloured acetates and then stick them all together. So if you prefer a midnight blue face with amber lighting, or dayglo pink with purple backlighting it's a matter of choosing suitably coloured materials...the laser cutouts all remain identical... :wink:
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Re: KPH clock set.o

Post by OXO » Mon 25 Aug, 2014 07:11

Rafolian wrote:Anyone got a set of KPH clocks for sale?
On German ebay:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261567587130? ... 1423.l2649

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Re: KPH clock set.o

Post by deni2s » Mon 25 Aug, 2014 13:57

Southernboy, do you plan to extend measures to some 260-280 km/h? I think there is some place for that on dial...

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Re: KPH clock set.o

Post by Southernboy » Mon 25 Aug, 2014 14:05

... I guess it could be done, but to what end..when most Z3's will never see that speed.?
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Re: KPH clock set.o

Post by deni2s » Mon 25 Aug, 2014 15:29

Southernboy wrote:... I guess it could be done, but to what end..when most Z3's will never see that speed.?
Most z3 will never see 240km/h too, but it still is on the dial :) I know that hamann made dials with 280km/h for 2.8 - https://products.vividracing.com/hamann ... 838943.php

There are people who are making assumptions of cars speed based on that dial.

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Re: KPH clock set.o

Post by Southernboy » Mon 25 Aug, 2014 15:32

.... more fool them...maybe if you fitted a twin turbo you might get there... :wink:
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Re: KPH clock set.o

Post by Southernboy » Wed 10 Sep, 2014 08:51

............ the best of both worlds.....and very reasonable price too...and choose the colour you want... :wink:
http://www.lockwoodinternational.co.uk/ ... -i356.html
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