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Old August 27th 2006, 12:16
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Custom Speedometer Work

The way the gauges are going to be in my car for the foreseeable future, I want to tweak my stock speedo.

I want the speedo to appear similarly to the way it does currently but with two differences:
(1) I want the speedo to have a maximum of 120 or 140 MPH -- doesn't really matter which as long as it is greater than 90 MPH.
(2) I want the updated speedo calibrated to my current front tires. My current speedo is roughly 5% off (reads 60 but actually is about 57).

Who does this sort of work?

I wouldn't mind the odometer being reset to zero, too, but that is not so imperative.
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Old August 27th 2006, 19:56
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search on here or get with BillK. his gauges are unbelieveable. expensive, but very nice.
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Old August 27th 2006, 20:48
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I think you are referring to the "Gauge Art" thread. If I totally redo my dash in the future, it will be in a somewhat similar direction.

Right now, I want the stock speedo to still look stockish -- except I want 120 or 140 MPH to be the maximum instead of the current 90. And, of course, I want it to be more accurate than the 5% off it is now. The stockish look goes with the VDO and Westach gauges.

I also want to keep the internal gas gauge, the various warning and indicator lights as well as the turn signal.

North Hollywood Speedometer is the place I believe that did the very fine work. Their site makes it seem they are geared towards Porsche 911 and 914 gauges, and wonderful custom work using them.

I suppose if there is no one-stop shop that can do what I want, I can fetch a stock speedo from one of the usual suspects, have some place make a custom face for the increased top speed, and fins another place to install and recalibrate it to make it accurate.

I was hoping to avoid all that. Perhaps my plan is more out of the ordinary than I thought.
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Old August 27th 2006, 21:15
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You can reset your own odometer to zero. I tried a few ways but found the best way was to just take the whole thing apart and roll the numbers back by hand.
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Old August 27th 2006, 21:22
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Oasis, try calling these guys; www.dashusa.com
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Old August 28th 2006, 07:51
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ER, you're right. Since I will probably buy a replacement speedo first, then farm out the manipulations I want, I might as well reset the odometer to zero myself.

w247, I will give them a call later today if I get a break in the action..

Thanks, both.
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