Speedometer, tachometer, gauge, cable & sender sale,repair, restoration and re-manufacture from the early 1900's through to current models along with the sale and installation of vehicle control systems are the cornerstone's of our business.
A day at work at Howard Instruments does not lack variety!
These days vehicle electronics are becoming more complicated.
No longer can you just drop down to the wreckers and plug another instrument cluster into your car.
If your car does start what about the odometer reading?
Have you bought the same problem you currently have?
Our repairs offer a viable alternative to buying a new or second hand item.
We enjoy doing restorations and talking to you about your project; we are car enthusiasts as well!
Ian has a 1923 D3 Stoewer.
Craig also has a few 1920's cars and a 60's Valiant.
Rodger has Mini's and a Marcos.
Restorations do however take some time particularly if you want something different so please plan well in advance.
Follow the link to our catalogues that you can view or download.
We have current catalogues and an archive of old material in our library.
calibration & testing
We provide a data logged and documented speedometer testing service.
We use mechanical and electronic devices for calibration or adjust the instrument itself where possible.
We manufacture any speedometer and tachometer cables to sample or specification. We make some throttle cables and have push-pull cables manufactured to sample or specification.
We restore all chronometric speedometers and tachometers including maximum hand models from all era's. Rodger uses Chronometric instruments in his Marcos.
We have Cruise Control Kits for Cars and Commercial Vehicles with Mechanical or Electronic Engines.
The New range of VDO E Cruise controls make it easier to install cruise control to modern vehicles with electronic engines
Clocks have been in cars since the early days of motoring but unfortunately their quality was particulrly poor during the 50's, 60's & 70's.
We repair a lot of clocks but be aware it takes time for this to occur.
We screen print traditional flood lit dials and modern back lit dials.We can print in all colours and finishes including metallic and fluorescents.Our dial library is always increasing.Please allow plenty of time for your new dial project to be completed.
We can reset most digital odometers.
In all cases we require a Statuatory declaration from individuals or a trade order from automotive businesses.
In some cases we require the vehicle.
display & backlighting
Many instrument clusters from the past 15 years suffer from missing pixels or backlighting failure.We are able to repair most of these clusters and individual instruments.
engine rpm control
We can install an engine rpm control system for mechanical or electronic engines which will regulate the engine speed under load without affecting engine performance up to and including the specified rpm.
We supply Bigmate GPS/GSM Vehicle Monitoring as a standalone Fleet Management Solution. We can also integrate Fleet Management with our Road Speed Limiting Solutions to include single or multiple geo-fenced speed limits.
There are very few fuel senders over the past 100 years that we cannot repair or match to a different gauge.
We also have an extensive range of new fuel senders
We have a wide range of Gauge Accessories to help in the application of your gauges.
GPS speed sensors are used in many applications as an alternative to a traditional speed sensor. We have GPS sensors, tripmeters and speedometers.
We stock a range of parts to help in the repair or restoration of Halda Rally Meters along with the cables and t gears necessarry to apply them to your vehicle.
We restore an wide range of Motorcycle Instruments including Chronometric SSM and RSM Shallow Magnetic.
Cobra kit car gauges were the catalyst for HISpecials. We now make a number of gauge series most with through dial illumination.
Our HIWhite gauges are one of the few gauge series with through dial illumination. We can supply a full set of gauges for your car or truck.
ROAD SPEED LIMITING
We provide Road Speed Limiting Solutions for almost any vehicle.
Trucks, Cars, Utes and Baggage Handling Vehicles are amongst our recent applications.
Our Driving School Second Speedometer is the only plug & play kit on the market to our knowledge that shows the same speed that the driver is seeing.
SENdeRS & SWITCHES
We have a signifigant numbers of sensors available.
Tachographs not only record the use of the vehicle over time, they are also an integral part of the vehicle management system in many modern commercial vehicles.We can supply and install new tachographs or repair and calibrate existing ones.
Kimax Weight Management Systems are designed for accurate measurement of the weight of commercial vehicles with Airbag suspension.
If accuracy is not your primary factor but cost is we can supply you basic pressure gauges to approximate the same function!
VDO has been the 'name to know' for many years and we have been associated with the brand since our inception.
We carry over 1000 VDO items in stock and are the closest VDO outlet to the VDO warehouse in Melbourne.
FW Murphy is a leader in Commercial Engine Monitoring Systems.
For more than 70 years their product range has included instruments to monitor critical functions. They have J1939/CAN instrumentation, compressor controls, custom panels auto start/stop controllers and more
Smiths style is timeless.
We have the best range of new Smiths Instruments in stock in Australia.
We restore many Smiths and Jaeger Instruments going back to Edwardian Vehicles.