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valentinesr Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:35 am

Im about to buy this speedo. But after looking at a few things now, might be changing my mind. It has a part number of L158001.3, and dated April 1954. My concerns:

The knob (Looks like a clock knob)
The trip dial..(Has only 3 counter roller digits?)

Let me know what you think...

joe h. Thu Aug 20, 2009 3:09 pm

I'm no trip speedo expert, but I noticed that too. That's why it's not in my garage. :wink:

ProjectX Thu Aug 20, 2009 3:21 pm

3 digits :roll:

thebucket Thu Aug 20, 2009 3:33 pm

that looks funky to me too.

EMPIFLAKE Thu Aug 20, 2009 4:52 pm

Forget it thats a homemade job its a bobo your car deserves better than that! Even the needle is a repop it dosent have the reflective strip its completly clear. I wouldent put that thing in my gocart!! Its been opened more than Susy on 36 th and 48 th st by the pickle stand! :lol: Just kidden but its NO gooooood :!:

Peter_Plade Fri Sep 23, 2016 10:44 am

Digging up this old thread I've found a trip speedo just like it, only in km.
And thanks to Jonh In2VWs I can prove its original, as it's shown in one of his catalogs dated 1955.
My speedo is also dated 4/54, my 4 digit trip is dated 10/56 so the change must have been made in between.






paulsvw Fri Sep 23, 2016 4:46 pm

Peter_Plade wrote: Digging up this old thread I've found a trip speedo just like it, only in km.
And thanks to Jonh In2VWs I can prove its original, as it's shown in one of his catalogs dated 1955.
My speedo is also dated 4/54, my 4 digit trip is dated 10/56 so the change must have been made in between.







I have one of those also, Currently being restored by Corona Ryan. He said that its Original...



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