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Re: Speedometer drive gears
Teach #1384276 Thu Nov 12 2020 06:12 PM
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I have one of the aforementioned speedometer ratio adapters but I have no idea what ratios it changes. It is made by Stewart-Warner with the following numbers: 668F S12 1 2020 X. If anyone knows how to decode these numbers it may be usable to somebody.
I have no use for it so if someone is interested you can PM me.
Fred


1956 3100 Pickup/Red/350/3sp OD/PS/Disc Brakes
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Re: Speedometer drive gears
Teach #1384279 Thu Nov 12 2020 06:22 PM
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Way back when, I swapped in a Dana 60 with 3.54 gears, and the truck came with 4.57 gears. The speedometer read 65 but I was doing at 80. I used the tachometer to know what the speeds were, and created a chart for when I tried a different tire size, so I knew what the new rpms were reading at specific speeds. I also didn't know about speedometer adapters back then, so there is that...lol...


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Re: Speedometer drive gears
rfs56trk #1384295 Thu Nov 12 2020 09:20 PM
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Originally Posted by rfs56trk
I have one of the aforementioned speedometer ratio adapters but I have no idea what ratios it changes. It is made by Stewart-Warner with the following numbers: 668F S12 1 2020 X. If anyone knows how to decode these numbers it may be usable to somebody.
I have no use for it so if someone is interested you can PM me.
Fred

Look for a decimal point. Have 2 in front of me, .7333 (1 : 0.733) & 1.2020 (1 :1.20).

I've us a GPS speedo app on my phone. Drive 50 mph by digital speedo app, indicated speedometer reading above or below GPS X 2 = % needed read correct.


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Re: Speedometer drive gears
Teach #1384303 Thu Nov 12 2020 10:51 PM
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I can recommend Bobs speedometer shop, I took a speedo and tach from my Vette to him, he fixed me up while I waited.


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Re: Speedometer drive gears
Teach #1384367 Fri Nov 13 2020 04:09 PM
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Thanks BC, there is no decimal point but it's old. The 1: 1.20 is logical for the one I have.
Fred


1956 3100 Pickup/Red/350/3sp OD/PS/Disc Brakes
1957 Bel Air Sport Coupe/Red/355/TH350/PS/Disc Brakes
2017 Silverado LT Single Cab SB/Black/5.3/6 Speed Trans
1947 Willys CJ2A w/F-Head engine
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