Here is the finsihed item! Zeroed clock and repainted lines around the instruments. I'm very pleased with the finish of this, and it's now going to be wrapped in plastic until I'm ready to refit it to the car.
To preserve the history of the car, I've made this sticker which is stuck to the side of the instruments. I'll also document the reset in the car's folder, to let future owners know.
Here I'm pushing the dials around with a flat bladed screwdriver. (Veeerrrrryyyy carefully!!)
This is the speedo, once it had been removed from the binacle.
After thinking about it and asking a few people, I figured out how to reset the speedo. To do this I removed the instrument and pushed the dials around with a screwdriver. This is the binacle with the front removed.
This is the instrument binacle after I had cleaned it. Note that my car does not have the yello gradient effect behind the braking distance text on the speedo - I think that this was introduced in September 1972. I also have to repaint the silver around the inmstruments, which I plan on doing sometime soon. The mileage reads 98324, I'd like to reset this to zero so that when it's complete I can start from 'new'. If any one knows an easy way of doing this I'd love to hear from you!!
...and here it is after cleaning! Alongside it is the original 'safety' wheel, which has a split along the bottom.
My car is a 1972 DS, which should have the 'safety' style steering wheel fitted (this wheel can be seen in the next picture), however I prefer the older style wheel, and managed to get hold of a decent one, which can be seen here before I cleaned it...
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