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#1 madaboutcherry

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Posted 08 January 2020 - 11:39 AM

has anyone used a digital or gps speedo. fitting a speedo cable in my car is going to tricky for a couple of reasons. i see smiths do one but they cost over £300.



#2 unburntfuelinthemorning

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Posted 08 January 2020 - 06:19 PM

A friend of mine has one of these.  It came with the car nearly twenty years ago and still works.



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Posted 08 January 2020 - 06:28 PM

I don't own one, but I am told that it is legal to use a smart phone while driving, so long as you are not "on the phone", and the GPS will give you a more accurate speed on the open road than the speedo.



#4 unburntfuelinthemorning

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Posted 08 January 2020 - 10:42 PM

I have one of these for GPS speed checking.  Good to check against the speedo in whatever car you're in.  Great for actually doing the speed limit in average speed zones as most speedos over read.



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Posted 09 January 2020 - 01:13 AM

Quite a few topics on people using aftermarket Speedos. Acewell springs to mind - it's more of a motorbike thing, but a fair bit can be fitted to cars too. You'll have to choose how to do the speed sensor. Replace the cable or magnets and a pickup.

#6 timmy850

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Posted 09 January 2020 - 03:21 AM

I’m not sure if it helps in your instance but I bought a 90 degree speedo adapter for my Smiths speedo. It was very cheap from the wreckers - mine came from a Rover 3500.

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Posted 09 January 2020 - 10:20 AM

the 90 degree adaptor might work, i'll have to have a rethink.






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