I bought everything I needed - stainless steel screws of different lengths and a little bracket that's normally used to hold mirrors against the wall.
Then after taking the instrument panel off the bulkhead, I found that the plate is not as thick as it looks in the pictures. No way I could use wood screws into it. So I decided to try gluing it in place. If that didn't work, I could always drill through the plate and use a bolt. I used a 2-part epoxy. It turned out really well.
First I removed the plexiglass window.
Then I removed the instrument panel.
Wire brushing the panel and the guage.
Cleaning with acetone.
Mixing 2-part epoxy. I only needed a little, so I used the cap to a 2 liter coke bottle. I stirred it with a screw driver and used the screw driver as a mini putty knife to apply the epoxy.
To keep the gauge in place while the epoxy hardened, I used some electrical tape stretched taut over a small can of WD-40. (Yet another use for the WD-40!)
Here's the finished project. I cleaned the plexiglass with water, while I had it off.
All-in-all a good project.
I am wondering about some things. Like what is the push button switch to the right of the red alternator light. If anyone knows, please let me know. Meanwhile I'll research it online.
What is this push button switch for?
And here is the finished project.
Also I need to find a small lamp socket. They slide into the back of the instrument and light up the gauge at night. The RPM gauge doesn't have the light - it's missing.
Dog - I didn't remount the gauge at an angle (with the needle straight up during normal operation) because I wasn't sure where the needle should be. We are still on the hard. Maybe I'll put a little red dot on the lens at the tip of where the needle should be.