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Hot Rods Speedometer question

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by soda4u2, Mar 24, 2015.

  1. soda4u2
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    can anyone tell the age of this speedometer? And what it was used in ? Thanks jimmy
     

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  2. No,but pretty cool with tach on it also.
     
  3. woodhawg
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    No idea what car. But 500 rpm is 30 mph, that is fast
     
  4. Dick Stevens
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    It is cool, no idea what it might have been used on, I suspect it wasn't an original equipment piece and I think it was an either speedo or tach, not combination unit.
     

  5. soda4u2
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    Also bought this one today. I think it's new old stock. Hudson maybe? image.jpg
     
  6. fleetside66
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    Are there any maker's markings on face or the case? What is the exact diameter of the casing? (I'm guessing that it's smaller than the modern 3-3/8.") It's mechanical, right? Those pointers were popular in the 30's/40's.
     
  7. soda4u2
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    No Markings anywhere
     
  8. one gear, capable of 100+ mph and 1600rpms..........a train?
     
  9. soda4u2
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    Over 5" diameter
     

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  10. soda4u2
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    The small speedo is 3 3/8"
     
  11. e1956v
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    The speedo/rpm gauge is out of a speedometer test bench. It is set up like that so you can calibrate a speedometer as well as a tachometer on the test bench. On American transmission driven speedo's 1000 cable rev's is 1 mile or 60 mph. I have one in my stash also.
     

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  12. that makes sense, thanks it was driving me crazy.
     
  13. soda4u2
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    Thank you for the information . At least I know what it is now .
     
  14. And the other one is Hudson, not sure of the year, early '50s.
     

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