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  1. hedge

    hedge Formula 3

    Jun 11, 2003
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    Marc
    #1 hedge, Feb 3, 2004
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    Guys,

    I have the opportunity to buy a (second hand, apparently excellent condition) RHD UK spec speedo showing MPH for my car, which is a LHD model.

    Can anyone advise:

    1) if it will fit?
    2) if it matters what year it is?
    3) what will happen to the mileage logged on my car presently, and if it is zero'd how this is recorded?
    4) whether it would affect resale/other negative effects?
    5) what it might cost / how easy it is to fit?
    6) whether an over sticker would be a better/more feasible route?

    It does bug me that I only have kph on the speedo currently - hard enough to stay within limits when coming up to the evil gatso's, without having to do mental arithmetic every time.

    Besides, my initials are MPH!!

    Thanks in advance,


    Marc.
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  3. 355fiorano

    355fiorano Formula Junior

    Oct 21, 2003
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    Marc,

    i'd not change it. When you want to sell the car it will arouse all sorts of suspissions to your potential buyer. If you do however, get it fitted at a reputable agent and get it logged into your service book with their signature verifying mileages of the outgoing speedo and the new one. Another alternative however is to try and find if there are any MPH ferrari "inserts" (I don't know what they are called but what i mean is the paper that is in the speedo dials showing all the kph figures). Then you can keep your own and just clip the MPH dials on top of the originals.

    I hope I make some sense .... or maybe not

    cheers
    philip
     
  4. hedge

    hedge Formula 3

    Jun 11, 2003
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    Thanks Phillip - that probably is a better route..anyone know anywhere that does them? I am having flashbacks to replacing the dials on my Peugeot 206 CTI (with go faster stripes) for very cool ripspeed white ones! I got the dashboard apart ok, but putting it back together was like getting 20 ciggies back in a packet..nightmare.
     
  5. robinh

    robinh Formula Junior

    Jan 3, 2004
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    Those cigarettes are a real bummer. Make life easy for yourself - smoke them, throw the packet away :)
     
  6. Robertb

    Robertb Formula 3

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  8. darhart

    darhart Rookie

    Nov 8, 2003
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    How about putting a couple of small stickers on the dial's window at a few important speeds, 30mph 50mph 70mph ? Should look ok if they are small enough.
     
  9. hedge

    hedge Formula 3

    Jun 11, 2003
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    My Dad suggested that also. I will give it a whirl.

    Cheers.
     
  10. andrewg

    andrewg F1 Rookie
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    Sep 10, 2002
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    on my LHD 911 I used tipex to mark the glass face of the dial, when it comes time to sell (or to swap to a mph clock as I did) it polishes straight off
     

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