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WTB: Speedometer with W= 1.393

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On 8/23/2019 at 8:03 AM, jamesnutter50 said:

Does anyone have a speedo in mph with W=1.393 that they would sell ? 

 

Regards 

 

James 

 

The W = 1.393 speedometer heads were built for the 3.90 diffs found only in 1976, 49-state versions. And 3.91’s didn’t appear “naturally” in ‘02’s (they are e21 differentials). So... 

 

1. It’s going to have a cross-hairs face plate, not a simple black mid-1971 through 1973 face plate. This means that if you care about instrument appearance, you’ll need to swap the 1976 mechanism to your faceplate, and

 

2. A large number of the 1976 49-state version speedometers were stamped “W = 1.393”, but were actually geared for a 3.64 transmission. My April 23, 1976 ‘76 was among those cars thus-afflicted. I’ve chronicled it elsewhere, but accompanying please find two brief mentions in the early Roundel magazine.

 

Regards,

 

Steve

 

 

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