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How to buy - with a core or without?

  • If you are sending a meter to me for conversion, select the 'convert your core' option. If you do not have a suitable core, or if you want to remove your old meter and put in a converted one at the same time, select the 'without a core' option. The core charge is the difference between the two prices. If you do not see the 'without a core' option that means I do not have a core available for you to purchase. This is also reflected in the Availability section above the prices that says 'I need your core'.
    For example: A tachometer conversion says that it is $145 with your core and $245 without your core. If you purchase the tachometer without your core and then send me your old tachometer after installing the new one I will refund the $100 difference, i.e. the 'core charge'. The core charge is refundable for 90 days.
    Please note that this is an EXAMPLE of how a core charge works. It does NOT mean I sell all tach cores for $100. It also does not mean that I will buy a core from you for $100. I price my cores higher because I have to spend time finding them and I want you to send your old one back for the refund.

  • All cores must meet minimum requirements for conversion and refund. If you send back an unusable core (bent, parts missing, dial rusted and/or pitted, etc) you will NOT get a refund - I will send back your core instead. The rule of thumb here is if you wouldn't put it in your car I can't sell it to someone else.

  • Sending in your core for conversion:
    Send only the part you want converted. I don't need the entire cluster and it costs more to ship and insure one. Besides costing more in shipping, you run more risk of damage. I will charge a minimum of 1 hour shop time to disassemble and reassemble the cluster and am not responsible for any damage.


  • Tachometer Cores

    G1S, G2S '67-70 non XR7 clock delete': A usable core has a face with normal to no wear & tear. The plastic case is intact. The center is bright silver, not scratched. G2S have a pedestal with center piece.

    G1X6, G2X6 '67-73 XR7 tachometer, 6000 RPM': Bent or missing pointers reduce the core refund by $5.00. The main thing is that you send me a good dial and a decent case. A usable core includes the warning light jewels and center pedestal with cap on 1969 and 1970 models.

    G1X8, G2X8 '67-70 XR7 tachometer, 8000 RPM': Your core dial will be refaced, so fading and slight scratches are not a problem. Bent or missing pointers reduce the core refund by $5.00. The main thing is that you send me a good dial and a decent case. Tachometers with plastic cases and stop pins at zero are no problem. A usable core includes the warning light jewels and center pedestal with cap on 1969 and 1970 models.

    Rally-Pac tachometer: I need the complete tachometer assembly as it comes out of the case (case, lens, bezel, etc) - not the entire Rally pac. The tachometer you send is the one you get back. If you send a tachometer without the lens, bezel and three screws it will not be converted. I will email you to send the missing parts or return the tachometer to you.

    M7123S '71-73 Mustang Warning Light assy': A usable core has a face with normal wear & tear. The plastic case is intact, none of the mounting tabs or light sockets on the back are broken. A usable core includes the red warning light jewels and the pedestal with center piece. Missing blue 'globes' are not a problem.

    M7123SC '71-73 Mustang Dash mounted clock with warning lights': A usable core has a face with normal wear & tear. It includes the plastic base, red warning light jewels, set stem and clock hands are not required. The plastic case is intact, none of the mounting tabs or light sockets on the back are broken. Missing blue 'globes' are not a problem and the clock does not have to work.

    M7123T '71-73 Mustang Tachometer': A usable core has a face with normal to no wear & tear. The plastic case and pointer are intact and have the pedestal with center piece. Broken or missing pointers reduce the core refund by $5.00. A dial that is severely pitted and/or rusted is NOT a refundable core.

    Other models: The core you send is the tachometer you get back, so make sure that it has a nice face. Bent or missing pointers are usually not a problem, but may cost slightly more. The main thing is that you send me a good dial and a decent case. Tachometers with plastic cases and stop pins at zero are no problem. A usable core includes the center pedestal and cap on models after 1968.

    Old movements:
    If you would like the old movement returned to you with your converted tachometer, add the ROM option (bottom of tacometers listing page) to your order.

    I buy cores
    Do you have an old tachometer, clock or clock delete or two laying around? Send me an email with your asking price.


    Amp meter cores

    Cougar AMP meters: A usable core has a face with normal wear & tear. The metal case must be intact and have both posts with the insulator intact. The pointer is not bent or missing.

    Other AMP meters: The core you send is the meter you get back. Other than the M6768CV, F100V and G4V models these meters are NOT refaced, so make sure that the face is in good shape. The metal case must be intact and have both posts with insulator intact. The pointer cannot be bent or missing.

           
    (1967 Mustang Ammeter shown, but case is common - click to enlarge)


    Clocks

    Send only complete clocks: A repairable clock has a functional set mechanisism & stem. The clock must be intact - In it's case with all three hands and a functional set stem. I will not warranty repairs on partial clocks. The clock you send is the clock you will get back. I do not reface the dial, I will paint the hands to OEM colors.


    I buy cores!
    Do you have an old clock laying around? Send me an email with your asking price.


    To ship your core via USPS:

    Bob McMullen
    RCCInnovations
    PO Box 1589
    Goldthwaite, TX 76844-1589

    To ship your core via UPS or FedEx:

    Bob McMullen
    RCCInnovations
    1010 Rice St
    Goldthwaite, TX 76844-1589


    Packing your core:
     
  • When packing your core, it is very important that you protect the face and needle.

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  • A piece of stiff cardboard taped over the face works well. On smaller gauges a spray paint cover or small Tupperware type bowl is good.

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  • Either way make sure to pad the gauge well and use a box - NOT AN ENVELOPE!

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  • The two studs on the back of ammeters are fragile and will break off if pushed on.

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  • PLEASE do not wrap your gauge with packing tape. If you use tape, use blue painters tape.
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