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Old 07-22-2003, 05:34 PM   #1
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<FONT face="Times New Roman, Times, serif" color=black size=5></FONT>I recently bought 140mph gauges off of ebay, but my speedo now only goes to 85mph so when i put the new ones on the speedometer is not going to read correctly. i need to know way to re calibrate it myself or someway to solve this problem because i aint paying for it to get recalibrated.....i was thinking a different speedo gear or something............please help!!!</P>
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Old 07-22-2003, 06:25 PM   #2
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What year?

I know that my 91 you can turn the needle to increase the spring tension, causing the needle to sweep across the gauges slower. Not sure how on earth you'd get it calibrated perfectly though. Lots of trial and error with the dash pulled apart.
If you put a different speedo gear in you'd throw your odometer off.
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Old 07-22-2003, 06:32 PM   #3
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i dont care about the odometer, but i know they changed the speedos to 140 in 89 so i was thinking if i just got the gear out of a 89 outta a junk yard then that would solve the prob.
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Old 07-23-2003, 12:27 PM   #4
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hmmmm....I must have missed something somewhere.....did you change your tranny gears? did you change your gears in your rear? did you purchase larger diameter rims and/or tires that increase your overall diameter? </P>


<U>Food for thought</U>.... if you could write with a marker on your 85mph old speedometer and wrote 90,95,100,105,110,115,120,125,130,135,140......wou ld you have to change your speedo gears? Or is sixty mph on your 85mph speedometer different than sixty mph on you new 140 speedometer if all else remains constant??</P>


Please let me know if I have missed something previously written.</P>


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Old 07-23-2003, 12:49 PM   #5
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I have an 89 and your right they changed to 140mph midway through production that year. You can get a new speedo gear at http://www.50resto.com just pop it in and your all done.
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Old 07-23-2003, 01:15 PM   #6
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Sorry for the previous post. I cant find it there anymore. I know I had seen it but let me do some searching and I will post you a good link. Gotta remember where else I saw it.</P>
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Old 07-23-2003, 01:34 PM   #7
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Mitsurugi..........walks funny.....kinda waddles.....LOL like my boss....</P>


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