Pretty in Pink, dunno why
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Redondo Beach
With some skills and tools you can fiddle the odometer reading, but if it is your first go at it you may well screw the thing up. I think I have an extra dash around here somewhere and someday may have a look at what it takes. Somebody had to put it together and there are (or used to be) speedometer shops that do/did this sort of service.
It has always been illegal to change an odometer reading to commit fraud, but stuff does break and wear out; I can't imagine that a non-fraudulent repair would be illegal. In fact, you are required to disclose an erroneous odometer reading on a transfer of ownership.
You can check my math, but given that the speedometer drive turns the cable three times for every wheel revolution, it should take just over 39 hours to rack up 1700 miles using a drill that turns at 1600rpm. If you're brave, and can stand the noise, a Dremel might do it in half that. I don't think that the cable should be spun at much more than 3000rpm (so don't hook the Dremel up and let it go at 35,000rpm) ;^).
Tom [email protected]
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