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while removing the pedal box from a 74 i'm dismantling I noticed a small nlack box located under the brake booster that has the speedo cables running into it from the trans side and out to the speedometer. I havn't seen this gadget before, is it a gear box?


Gale H.

71 2002 daily driver

70 2002 malaga (pc)

83 320i (pc)

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date of mfg 10/74 vin 2360766. title is dated 1974.Gale

Despite the 1974 title, a 10/74 date of manufacture denotes a 1975 model year car. The box calculates mileage to trigger the Reactor Service light on your dash.

All '75 U.S. cars originally had these boxes as all were factory-equipped with thermal reactors. In addiction, all CA-version '76 U.S. cars originally had these boxes as all were factory-equipped with thermal reactors. My 49-state version '76 (manufactured April '76) did not come with such a box but c.d. has pointed out that some 49-state versions may have been factory-equipped with the box although they were not equipped with thermal reactors.

Many of the boxes are long gone and have had the two-part speedo cable replaced with the single, longer version.


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1976 2002 Polaris, 2742541 (original owner)

1973 2002tii Inka, 2762757 (not-the-original owner)

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tear the pos out and go with a one piece speedo cable, nobody will hold you accountable, connects to your smog loom and absolutley bores the performance crowd

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I was just up in the attic of my shed and looked into the box of parts the PO removed from the car. I found a mileage counter box. I had no idea what it was until now. BTW, my car was manufactured June 1974. It does have a motor from an E21 but I doubt the PO would have saved the counter from that car.


So I pulled it out of the box and thew over the fence into the neighbor's pool.

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