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    4,000 rpm - entering the fun zone HarryB's Avatar
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    Minor update.

    The needle caps on my tach and speedo slipped off a little while driving. So I removed the cluster to apply a dab of silicone to keep them stuck.

    While at it, I finally got around to making a tiny change to the RS Products Meter panel. Two of the indicators are a chrome plastic material while the rest are a brushed aluminum/metal material.

    Side by side comparison. Plastic on left, metal on right.




    The plastic indicators are simply glued in, while the metal ones use a nut with lock washer. Metal ones are mas gooder.

    A while ago I picked up a set/mix of the indicators removed from a meter panel with the intention to swap them out.



    And now the results.

    Before:



    After:



    Tiny detail that likely wouldn't be noticed by most, but it's been a very slight annoyance to me since I picked up the meter panel. All better now.

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    4,000 rpm - entering the fun zone Greasemonkey2000's Avatar
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    Nice touch, Jamie! I had a black, then an aluminum NA KG Works panel and one had plastic indicator lamps and backing plate while the other had all metal/glass, my guess is newer units are plastic to save money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greasemonkey2000 View Post
    Nice touch, Jamie! I had a black, then an aluminum NA KG Works panel and one had plastic indicator lamps and backing plate while the other had all metal/glass, my guess is newer units are plastic to save money.
    With my panel being an RS Products panel instead of a KG Works one, and it's an older panel too, think I've had it for around 5 years, and I bought it used, could be how all the older RS Products panels were.

    If anyone reading this doesn't know the difference, KG Works panels have amber indicators in the bottom center corners, whereas the RS Products panels have red indicators. I was schooled on this by Adam a while ago.

    I think I remember seeing more recent RS panels included a rear defrost indicator too. I know the new KGW panels have corrected CHK ENG label instead of the EX HEAT label too.

    In other news, I finally got my Royal Clover keys cut, along with a new OEM Mazda key.



    $2 for each to be cut at a local place.

    And with my old factory key and it's R2Limited keychain along with a couple of Revljmiter keychains.




    So the whole reason for the new OEM key was as a trial. If they could cut it properly, I'd feel better about them cutting the Royal Clovers. Which, I know I could have used a cheaper aftermarket key for that, but new OEM key blanks are kinda cheap on Ebay. And if it worked out, I'd have a spare new OEM key for Betty too. Plus I didn't want to tun the risk of an aftermarket key's shape interfering with the ignition cylinder (actually something I ran into with the one spare key I got when I bought Betty)

    Anyways, think I need to place another order with Adam for the new OEM key. Maybe have him make something special for the Queens key too.

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