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Re: Goofy's pit project.
« Reply #75 on: June 04, 2014, 06:06:52 AM »
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Re: Goofy's pit project.
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Re: Goofy's pit project.
« Reply #77 on: August 01, 2014, 03:44:24 PM »
Nice!

I've been wondering about internal lighting on both the speed indicator and the altimeter, as the speed/Mach indicator I have doesn't seem to have any electrical connections on it...was thinking they are only illuminated by the flood light under the center glare shield, so it appears I have some more research to do...
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Re: Goofy's pit project.
« Reply #79 on: August 01, 2014, 05:00:20 PM »
I'm not sure exactly where mine is from...if I had to guess, an F-104 or other some such "Century Series" fighter.  It's an ME-4 indicator, and on the back it only has AN fitting ports for Static and Pressure lines, and an Allen keyed adjuster to set the red Max airspeed limit arrow.  That's all - no electrical connector or place for one whatsoever.  There is also a small round plate below the limit adjuster held in by three screws - I suppose that's where an electrical connector could go, but the unit appears to be built this way.

I suppose that once I open it up I could light it myself...or I may just go scrounging for another one.
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Re: Goofy's pit project.
« Reply #81 on: August 01, 2014, 05:40:55 PM »
That's the very one I had in mind!.. :whistle: ...

Here's one on E-bay that is exactly like the one I have...supposedly from an F-104.  Good picture of the backside of it.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/USAF-F-104-SR-71-Look-Alike-Type-MACH-Airspeed-Indicator-Gauge-Instrument-/371065199741?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5665359c7d
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Re: Goofy's pit project.
« Reply #82 on: August 02, 2014, 05:23:25 AM »
Here's one for sale...no pic of the back tho, but they do pop up on the German Ebay quite frequently. If you would need help with shipment, lmk.

http://www.classic-jetparts.com/cockpit/instrumente/f-104-machmeter-indicator.html

Hi Goofy,

I have very good experiences with Classic Jetparts in the past (and very recently). They pack instuments very well, and ship within a few days. Are you sure they do not ship to the UK ???
Indeed, that F-104 mach meter is a "regular" (as long as their stocks lasts).
If so, I can act as "middle man". Just send a PM and let them ship to me. Note that you will have to pay shipping from me to you  :whistle:

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Re: Goofy's pit project.
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Re: Goofy's pit project.
« Reply #84 on: August 03, 2014, 02:09:27 PM »
Yes - I got the impression from the website they shipped to the USA with no problems.  I keep watch on them, they have interesting stuff!
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Re: Goofy's pit project.
« Reply #85 on: August 04, 2014, 01:45:25 AM »
Hi Goofy,

Thanks for the link, I had not come across them before. I have just made a purchased & their shipping price is extremely low to this side of the world, so hope they haven't made a mistake :fineprint:

Cheers, David

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Re: Goofy's pit project.
« Reply #87 on: September 05, 2014, 12:52:46 PM »
Splendid! :clap:


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« Reply #88 on: September 05, 2014, 03:26:41 PM »
Nice work  :thumbsup:

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