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Re: 80mph Speedo

>Date: Wed, 23 Apr 1997 16:05:02
>To: "Pennell, Andrew" <APennel@bsadpo.emba.uvm.edu>;<quattro@coimbra.ans.net>
>From: Ben Baldridge <bbaldrid@tes.tracor.com>
>Subject: Re: 80mph Speedo
>At 02:27 PM 4/23/97 -0400, you wrote:
>>When my ur-q was imported in 82' it was given an 80mph speedo. needless
>>to say I am often exceeding that mark and would like to know how fast I
>>am going. Would I have to replace the entire mechanism to get the
>>standard (120 mph I think it is) speedo? Or, could I just replace the
>>face plate and the gear located in the transmission? Any suggestions
>>would be appreciated. TIA
>>Andrew Pennell
>>82' TQC
>>92 SAAB 900T
>You could do what my old labmate used to do in his cadillac (85 mph
speedometer). I once asked him how fast we were going. He said, "Wait, I
gotta make a measurement", took his foot off the gas pedal and started to
count, "one, two, three..."; at six, the needle came off the peg. "Six," he
said. "We're doing about six".
>It worked for him, anyway. 
>Ben Baldridge
>Antenna Laboratory
>Tracor Aerospace Electronic Systems, Inc. 
>86 Audi Treser super 5000 (for sale - cheap!!)
>91 BMW 325iX
Benjamin M. Baldridge