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NOS 1960 Astra-Dome Speedometer KPH - Value?
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jj94tt
Posted 2019-02-12 11:09 PM (#578125)
Subject: NOS 1960 Astra-Dome Speedometer KPH - Value?


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Hello everyone.
I have a kilometer/hour speedometer that my dad purchased at an dealership auction near Pittsburgh, Pa many, many years ago. It was sold as "New" at the time. Looks to be new save a few scratches from years of storage... and the harness clips appear to be a metal that didn't age well next to the galvanized steel of the speedometer shell.

At the time, he and his brothers thought it would be cool/novel to have a speedometer in their cars that went up to 200 (they had a variety of 60-62 Chryslers at the time, and this would have worked in any of them). No idea why a KPH speedometer would be in PA dealer stock.

http://oi67.tinypic.com/24180a0.jpg

Any thoughts on value? And if this is the wrong place to ask, please let me know.

Thanks.
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Mike McCandless
Posted 2019-02-13 5:33 AM (#578133 - in reply to #578125)
Subject: Re: NOS 1960 Astra-Dome Speedometer KPH - Value?


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I’m interested, please email me my65cuda@aol.com
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StillOutThere
Posted 2019-02-13 10:03 AM (#578137 - in reply to #578125)
Subject: Re: NOS 1960 Astra-Dome Speedometer KPH - Value?



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Always wanted one for my 300F Gran Turismo. But sold the car.
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per
Posted 2019-02-14 1:27 AM (#578193 - in reply to #578125)
Subject: RE: NOS 1960 Astra-Dome Speedometer KPH - Value?


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Hi, Im intressed in your globe, Please email me on: ptkungen@hotmail.com
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BarnesCoreDrilling
Posted 2019-02-14 6:09 PM (#578217 - in reply to #578125)
Subject: Re: NOS 1960 Astra-Dome Speedometer KPH - Value?


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hi, contact number? thanks ron 425 219 3663
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hemidenis
Posted 2019-02-14 8:57 PM (#578226 - in reply to #578125)
Subject: Re: NOS 1960 Astra-Dome Speedometer KPH - Value?



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A regular goes for about $150.00 the 300 series for about $250.00, a KPH is unique and I never seen another one for sale until now, so it should be the most valuable. if it was mine i will ask $1000.00

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Adventurer 60
Posted 2019-02-15 5:11 PM (#578259 - in reply to #578125)
Subject: Re: NOS 1960 Astra-Dome Speedometer KPH - Value?



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I got one complete kmh speedometer waiting to be swaped into my New Yorker. It is not that unique in Europe but i think I may be willing to sell it for a thousand and continue to check my speed from MPH speedometer
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hemidenis
Posted 2019-02-15 5:50 PM (#578263 - in reply to #578125)
Subject: Re: NOS 1960 Astra-Dome Speedometer KPH - Value?



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Jari, his spedometer is NOS. I also have a kmh spedo in my car but is used and i would not sell it. If you car was original mp/h the kp/h wont work properly.



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jj94tt
Posted 2019-02-15 7:40 PM (#578267 - in reply to #578263)
Subject: Re: NOS 1960 Astra-Dome Speedometer KPH - Value?


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hemidenis - 2019-02-15 6:50 PM
If you car was original mp/h the kp/h wont work properly.


Interesting. I was actually wondering about this. It should work properly, right? The sweep of the needle only cares about the turns of the gear in the trans. I would have thought that you could swap between a 120 mph and 200 kph... but not a 150 mph and 200 kph because the relative speeds of the dial endpoints are not the same.
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hemidenis
Posted 2019-02-15 10:19 PM (#578272 - in reply to #578267)
Subject: Re: NOS 1960 Astra-Dome Speedometer KPH - Value?



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"Interesting. I was actually wondering about this. It should work properly, right? The sweep of the needle only cares about the turns of the gear in the trans. I would have thought that you could swap between a 120 mph and 200 kph... but not a 150 mph and 200 kph because the relative speeds of the dial endpoints are not the same."

they were different gears for the transmission, actually code colored.
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wizard
Posted 2019-02-16 1:52 AM (#578280 - in reply to #578125)
Subject: Re: NOS 1960 Astra-Dome Speedometer KPH - Value?



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The 0 and max speed are at the same point on all the speedometer faces.
The speedometer must be calibrated for correct function.
This operation is done by a gauge repair shop.

The kilo speedometer has a different gear ratio in the odometer.

So any speedometer can be mounted but they won't show correct speed until calibrated.

The transmission speedometer gear serves different rear end ratios and tire sizes.

That's all there is to it.....
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Powerflite
Posted 2019-02-16 4:33 PM (#578304 - in reply to #578125)
Subject: Re: NOS 1960 Astra-Dome Speedometer KPH - Value?



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If you converted that to be used with MPH, the usable range would be very limited. I would rather have a 120 mph speedo, because of that. I will never take my car above that, or even close to 120mph. it is relatively easy to adjust the rotation to get the speed in MPH vs. KPH, but the odometer will be off if you do.

Edited by Powerflite 2019-02-16 4:36 PM
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