Went to the paint shop yesterday to see what they could come up with. It took them all day, bug they came up with a paint that is damn near indistinguishable from factory. They pulled some blue out a GM paint I believe. Paint Cade's attached for anyone looking for a starting point on Luminous Green.
Will hopefully be ready to paint this thing in a week of so.
I noticed both the speedo and tach were very loose, so I opened up the speedo and discovered a broken stud. Is this replaceable by me? I really don't want to send it to Z-Resto at this time.
EDIT: Okay, I panicked, but it's all good now. I took a deep breath, searched this forum, and quickly found a link to WiredGeorge's write-up. This may be a blessing in disguise, as the paint on the inside wasn't done right for some reason and it was visible from above. Seemed as if something wasn't seated properly.
What should I use for fluid in the forks? Service manual calls for SAE 10W-20, but I'm leaning more towards Bel-Ray fork oil. In that case, I'm not sure what weight I should go for. Keep in mind I've been 140lbs since I was sixteen.
I use a 15 wt anti foaming fork oil. Several brands available. Bel-ray, Maxima.
I had the same issue with the tach, the previous owner broke the stud of and striped the other. I was lucky enough to find a member here that had an extra bottom shell and I replaced it. You can buy a junk donner gauge for the back shell. You’ve done the hard part in getting it apart. Evilbay sells the new crimping rings.
Don’t understand your question about the inner color of the upper shell? That light blue is correct
It's the correct color, yes, but painted poorly by the factory somehow. You can def in that photo that there's a black ring near the top where it shouldn't be. Hard to really describe or see in the photo, but that blue/green is inconsistent all the way around, so you end up seeing only some of it when assembled, making it appear like something isn't seated correctly.
So I looked all over town for a color match for the gauge interior. Rust-Oleum Turquoise was a dead ringer for the color, but can only be found in gloss. Now I have a decision to make. Given it isn't really seen, I could just leave it at gloss and I'd probably be happy with it. This would probably have the added benefit of reflecting more light at the gauges. My other option it to clear coat it afterwards with a matte clear to dull it out. Decisions, decisions.