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Old 03-25-2019, 07:39 PM
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I just received a replacement for my fluttering speedometer. Is there an easy way to spin the odometer to the correct 59432? I don't want to dis-assemble it without better knowledge.
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Randy, you might be able to do it with a reversible drill, but I suspect it would take quite a while.

If you're planning a trip toward the coast, I'd be happy to set it for you. I've had to disassemble and reassemble these a few times in the past. It's not particularly complicated, but you do need to be careful and patient.

You can also check out this link to some of Willcox Corvette's, Speedo Video's. It looks like there are a couple that may guide you through the process.


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Yes, there is a process to reset the odometer to whatever number you want. Google is your friend.
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I took the odometer apart and changed the numbers. Wasn't hard but had to be patient and careful. Worried more about loosing a piece as much as anything.
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I took the odometer apart and changed the numbers. Wasn't hard but had to be patient and careful. Worried more about loosing a piece as much as anything.
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59432 at 1000 rpm drill should take you... lets see .. that is 1 mile a minute = 59432 minutes divide by 60 minutes per hour = 990 hours divided by 24 hours a day = 41+ days = how many burned out drills?

yup.. need to find a way to get to the dials and spin them to what you want.
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I took the odometer apart and changed the numbers. Wasn't hard but had to be patient and careful. Worried more about loosing a piece as much as anything.
After sliding the press in pin out, the little flat plastic numbers aligner/retainer is what you want to worry about. Very fragile and no replacements.

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