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4/8/15 4:21pm - Original Message: 'Speedometer replacement?'
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Ash Fork, AZ - USA

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1981 Red Interior White exterior

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Want to change the speedometer to a 140 unit. Driving out here in the west, 85 just isn't going to cut it. Sending it out to Roger may mean not having one in the car until August.

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Question: How to make speedometer go to 140 mph?

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1. Just buy a new speedometer
2. Send to Roger @ Corvette instrument service to get recalibrated
3. Send to Eckler's
4. Just cross out the 85 and change to 140 or
5. Buy a different speedometer gear and get a new face(gauge face Sarge)
6. Dave is an idiot

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4/9/15 8:29pm - Reply: 'Re: Speedometer replacement?'
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1981 Blue Ice Met. w/pearl ghost flames TKO500 5speed. LS1 Swap 3.45 Dana 44.

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 Ha! Glad i'm not the only one that checked #6. Roger's is my choice. Thanks ya jerk for reminding me. I was suppose to do that last winter. Wink 


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4/9/15 8:08am - Reply: 'Re: Speedometer replacement?'
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Equinunk, PA - USA

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1972 conv, 4-speed, 350, 200hp, numbers match, rally wheels, war bonnett yellow w/white top. good condition, nice driver.

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Confused  Speedometer!  Where we live we just count the fence post that go by in 6 seconds and multiply by 60. It's not a good idea to take your eyes off the road to look at the gauges. Ouch To many fence posts.

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4/9/15 12:16pm - Reply: 'Re: Speedometer replacement?'
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Duncanville, TX - USA

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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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You fergot the most important option, Dave....
#6: Buy a Corvette that already HAS the 140mph speedo.

My vote is #6....Thumbs Up

Rodger has a pretty good rep among the older Corvette community for doing good work. Even so, recalibrating your speedo and changing the faceplate might work right from the start, or it MAY need to be sent back for further fine-tuning....ya never know. If I had to make a choice for meself, I'd go with one from Rodger.


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4/9/15 4:14pm - Reply: 'Re: Speedometer replacement?'
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Flanders, NJ - USA

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1982 Black, ZZ4, Hooker Side Pipes, 3.55 Rear, Rebuilt & upgraded 700R4, All new suspension, brakes, & new Charcoal interior.

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Or you could use a GPS unit, that will give you your speed. That's what I do.
If you want the 140 speedo, I would go with Roger.
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4/9/15 7:26pm - Reply: 'Re: Speedometer replacement?'
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New Albany, OH - USA

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1980 Coupe / Snowcrest White / L48, 350 / Comp Cam / Edelbrock Heads / Cyclone Intake / Holley Carb / Holley Fuel Pump / Patriot Headers / Dual Exhaust / Magnaflow Mufflers / 1964 Coupe / Riverside Red / L76, 327, 365hp

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Another option: 
About 5 years ago I sent my speedometer to Bill Harrison for conversion and recalibration to 140 MPH. 
 
 
He did a great job.
 
 


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4/10/15 11:03am - Reply: 'Re: Speedometer replacement?'
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Grapevine, TX - USA

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1972 LT-1 convertible with factory air.

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That Roger guy sure seems to want a lot just to get a clock running again.

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4/10/15 1:07pm - Reply: 'Re: Speedometer replacement?'
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Ash Fork, AZ - USA

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1981 Red Interior White exterior

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F4Gary said: That Roger guy sure seems to want a lot just to get a clock running again.



Not sure wants he wants for refurbishing a clock, but he would do the speedometer for $95.  Lot's less than other restorers.

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4/17/15 3:07pm - Reply: 'Re: Speedometer replacement?'
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Dunedin, FL - USA

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1980 Corvette Torch Red with Gold metallic 370HP/350 CU.IN.Turbo 350 w/shift kit.Originally CA.Car with 305 CU.IN.

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Hello All,  I have a '79 Vette speedometer in my'80 Vette and works great.I actually took it out a couple of years ago and sent it to Harrison to check out and to be sure it is accurate...I have had it service for more than 10 yrs. Again I got it out of a 1979 Corvette and reads 140 mph..



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