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I don't want to open a can of worms with this post, but here it's OK to start from scratch.The car's been completly rebuilt from stem to stern & I'd like to rewind the speedo.I should have saved some posts from the old forum,but then the speedo was'nt a priority.So has anyone rewound their '69 odometer?
Don't be afraid to reply....I wont tell anyone!"G"
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I remember this becoming a very hot debate last time it came up on the old forum. The bottom line is there's no easy way to do it, which is intentional since it's always illegal to tamper with an odometer, no matter what the situation.

If you must, the easiest way is to put a drill on the speedo cable, lock the trigger, and go down a six-pack (or two or three).

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Fair enough,point taken!I'll check it out with the Transport dept here before I do anything.
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Greg,
Now I'm only repeating what I've been told, of course I have no first hand experience in this sort of thing.
If you want to give the thing a haircut, drills and such like take for ever, and I'm not sure they actually work.
Pull the speedo apart so you can get at the back of tumblers, and using a small screw driver very gently seperate the cogs and just flick each tumbler back to zero.
I know , sorry, I've been told It works on early Commodores and falcons, early toyota, nissans and maybe one or two or 50 other makes *G*
Just be very gentle , take about 5 minutes, or so I've been told!!!!!!!!
It is very illegal, but I sure when you sell the car ,if you ever would, you note on the papers that the speedo has been replaced, it's not like you are trying to dud some body.
Jeess , why would you ever want to sell that car.

If you stuff the speedo , DON"T BLAME ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Greg....here in Sydney, when a vehicle is taken EACH YEAR for inspection. ( please note this , our mates in the US... our vehicles must pass a visual and a mechanical test EVERY year...!!!...absolutley no rust or anything is allowed ) The speedo reading is recorded on the inspection certificate...I do not know whether the reading is followed up. Also many years ago when I was working in variuos car yards sign writing prices etc on cars ..the guys there would be changing the speedos and it looked a little difficult to me...trying to line up the tumblers..etc..
Having said all that i don't think it matters much how many miles are on a particular vehicle iam buying ...it is the condition and the service history that matters to me ....
Just my 4 cents worth ( exchange rate blues kicking in here....!!!.....have to get used to it for the next 4 weeks....!!!!!! )
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One of the ford magazines had an article a couple of years ago on replacing '65 instrument panel with a '66. In the article they both mentioned and showed how to take the speedo mechanism apart and turn the tumblers back to zero. Personally, I don't see anything wrong with this. Two reasons: first, if the speedo I'm using is from a different car, the mileage has no relation to this car, and second, there's no way of telling how many times the speedo has turned over 100,000 miles on a 35 year old car.

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Many many moons ago (about 20 years), I bought a car from a guy who claimed it only had 40,000 miles on it (since that was what the odometer read) so he signed the tilte over to me and in the miles spot put "40,000". Well as it turns out, I was able to find the guy who owned it b4 him, and he told me it was 140,000. My parents lawyer had a field day with that!! I returned the car and the guy gave me my money back, plus interest cause the lawyer scared the pants off him. Anyway . .. the moral of the story is that if the guy hadnt written "40,000" on the title, OR if he had checked that box that says he was unsure of the mileage, he would have gotten off scott free.

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I have to go through the heavy vehicle inspection annually for the Kenworth & the odometer reading is recorded each time,so Big Brother knows what I've been up to in the big rig.But with our motor vehicles we just send in the money & they send you the rego sticker for a vehicle already registed.
The Mustang will be inspected by the Transport Department for the Roadworthy Certificate & stamped by the conversion Engineer for the RHD conversion.
I may have been misled on the legalities of the odometer winding so i'll check with my engineer."Talk to the Butcher,not the Block".
Thanks Larry,good luck with the trip,& try not to worry about our dollar that just hit an all time low!"G"
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Don't you worry about that,this ones Not for sale!!"G"
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