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KPH Speedometer #1340956 Tue Jan 07 2020 11:43 PM
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2ManyTrucks Online OP
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thought folks might be mildly interested to see this item i just got from ebay

it appears to be an original metric speedometer that replaces to 0-90 MPH version
i bought it for just the dial face, so that i can know how fast i'm going in Saskatchewan

if someone can make this face into a printed sticker that would be neat
else i might make a printable PDF version and explore the options to printing my own

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Re: KPH Speedometer [Re: 2ManyTrucks] #1340966 Wed Jan 08 2020 12:41 AM
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When you make up the new dial, you might be able to put the MPH scale on an inner ring. That way you can use it on either side of the border.


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Re: KPH Speedometer [Re: Gord&Fran] #1340972 Wed Jan 08 2020 01:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Gord&Fran
When you make up the new dial, you might be able to put the MPH scale on an inner ring. That way you can use it on either side of the border.

LOL
An old guy I used to work for bought a then-new Chevy in ~1980 and drove it up thru Canada. When he got here, he complained about not knowing how fast he was going. I had to point out to him that there were KPH numbers inside the MPH markings (I had the same model Chevy.)

Nice item. Unfortunately none of the vendors make a gauge repair sticker kit for you Canadians. I think a guy could make a sticker from a photo. And with a little bit more editing on the photo, you could add the MPH numbers like Gord suggested. Matching the color might be a little tricky, but doable, as would be "removing" the rust on the numbers.


Kevin
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Re: KPH Speedometer [Re: 2ManyTrucks] #1340993 Wed Jan 08 2020 02:47 AM
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Just have to remember Km are 5/8(.625) of a mile.

Ed


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Re: KPH Speedometer [Re: 2ManyTrucks] #1341015 Wed Jan 08 2020 04:39 AM
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Fox Offline
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A 1980 Chevy is metric yes, but an AD. I find that really, really,....really hard to believe. ALL of my ‘77 and earlier GM Canadian products were mph. ALL of them.

I wouldn’t resurface it just in case it’s an original. Were there any other countries using metric back then that manufactured GMs? Maybe it’s a fake? This is a tricky one in my mind. Very strange.

At the very least, at least it will keep you sharp on multiplying fractions!! 😎 I thought you’d like that one, HRL!

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Re: KPH Speedometer [Re: 2ManyTrucks] #1341020 Wed Jan 08 2020 04:58 AM
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Perhaps Brazil? They were making GM trucks in the 50s and were using the metric system before then. (AFAIK)


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Re: KPH Speedometer [Re: 2ManyTrucks] #1341022 Wed Jan 08 2020 05:34 AM
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It come from Venezuela
They had metric back then already
So GM made the KPH speedos for that market

Re: KPH Speedometer [Re: 2ManyTrucks] #1341166 Thu Jan 09 2020 04:42 AM
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Fox Offline
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Very cool!


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1970 Chevrolet K20 Suburban—rusted.
1950 Chevrolet 1300- in progress to shiny.

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1951 GMC 9300
1951-GMC 9430
1951- Chevrolet 1300
Re: KPH Speedometer [Re: 2ManyTrucks] #1341580 Sat Jan 11 2020 04:20 PM
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The interesting part would be calibrating the odometer to read in KM instead or miles!
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Re: KPH Speedometer [Re: Hotrod Lincoln] #1341610 Sat Jan 11 2020 09:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Hotrod Lincoln
The interesting part would be calibrating the odometer to read in KM instead or miles!
Jerry

If it was built as a KPH speedometer, that should have already been taken care of. If a guy was trying to convert a MPH speedo to KPH, the odometer would definitely be off (still reading in miles).


Kevin
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#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos
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