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355 metric speedo Conversion

Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by f1karting, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. f1karting

    f1karting Karting

    Jul 19, 2006
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    Jan H
    Hi.. I am trying to convert all my gauges to metric and notice that Daniel at Ricambi has a Km speedo listed but the PN tag shows that its for a 2.7 car. My question is: can the 2.7 spec speedo be fitted into a 5.2 car? Or must I find a 5.2 speedo? Anyone have the correct PN for a 5.2 km speedo? thx Jan
     
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  3. fatbillybob

    fatbillybob Two Time F1 World Champ
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    You might have to swap out the sender too. I bet the sender and speedo are matched
     
  4. f1karting

    f1karting Karting

    Jul 19, 2006
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    I suspect think the needle position in all the gauges would be the same, only the face values changed to the metric equivalent units.
     
  5. fatbillybob

    fatbillybob Two Time F1 World Champ
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    I bet there is more to it than that. Perhaps ask ricambi if there is a metric and a usa sender that would tell you for sure. Other wise your metric speedo will work but just be not accurate.
     
  6. cf355

    cf355 F1 Rookie

    Feb 28, 2005
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    We have gauges with both metric and english on the same dial.....its just the face plate that is different....you will not have the change the sender.
     
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  8. f1karting

    f1karting Karting

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    That was my guess..

    I have both readings on the gauge face as well but the KMH scale is small and obscure so you really cant read the KMH scale well. I dont mind the MPH readout but my brain has been rewired to KMH over the years (and its too convenient to confuse 100mph for 100kmh in my mind) :)
     
  9. parkerfe

    parkerfe F1 World Champ

    Sep 4, 2001
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    why not just send your gauges to Palo Alto Speedometer and they will repaint your face plates to metric units... http://www.paspeedo.com/
     

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