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Just bought a 61 fury 2 dr ht. Has a certified speedometer
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Paul Hettick
Posted 2019-10-01 3:17 PM (#588255)
Subject: Just bought a 61 fury 2 dr ht. Has a certified speedometer


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Car appears untouched. Anyone have any clues why a top line hardtop would have a certified speedo?
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56D500boy
Posted 2019-10-01 4:56 PM (#588261 - in reply to #588255)
Subject: RE: Just bought a 61 fury 2 dr ht. Has a certified speedometer



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Paul Hettick - 2019-10-01 12:17 PM

Car appears untouched. Anyone have any clues why a top line hardtop would have a certified speedo?


Pick one:

1. Sheriff J W Pepper wanted a cool and fast cop car so he ordered a 61 Fury with all the POHLESE options, including the certified speedo.

2. They ran out of uncertified speedos and it was late on Friday so they grabbed what they had, a certified speedo to get the car done and out the door before quitting time.

3. Somebody who owned the Fury was tired of people not believing how fast it would go, so he either a) ordered a certified speedo and installed it or b) he found a wrecked cop car in a wrecking yard and bought the certified speedo and installed it in his car so he could tell his "friends" to get it, hang on and STFU and watch.

Or....?



Edited by 56D500boy 2019-10-01 9:26 PM
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StillOutThere
Posted 2019-10-01 8:57 PM (#588282 - in reply to #588255)
Subject: Re: Just bought a 61 fury 2 dr ht. Has a certified speedometer



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Over the last six decades, the original broke and a speedo repair shop offered the owner the Cert. Or some hobbyist found one in a junk yard and knew it would be cool in 2019 when you saw it in the car.
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Paul Hettick
Posted 2019-10-01 10:39 PM (#588287 - in reply to #588255)
Subject: Re: Just bought a 61 fury 2 dr ht. Has a certified speedometer


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Well it's just a 318 2v but it's faster than it should be
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Apollo 61
Posted 2019-10-03 1:13 AM (#588334 - in reply to #588287)
Subject: Re: Just bought a 61 fury 2 dr ht. Has a certified speedometer



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Could you post a pic of the speedo? I'm working on a 61 savoy dept of the navy car and would like to see what a cert speedo looks like.

I've always wondered what the difference is between a cert speedo and a standard one.?
Is it that they just hooked it up to a dyno and then put a sticker on it? Or
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60 dart
Posted 2019-10-03 5:02 AM (#588339 - in reply to #588255)
Subject: Re: Just bought a 61 fury 2 dr ht. Has a certified speedometer



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if its the same car i saw for sale , the certified speedo was for 120mph with the certification on the far left , middle ---------------------------------------------------later
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Doctor DeSoto
Posted 2019-10-03 10:47 AM (#588348 - in reply to #588339)
Subject: Re: Just bought a 61 fury 2 dr ht. Has a certified speedometer



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Whatever you do, don't roll the windows down at speeds over 200mph !
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Paul Hettick
Posted 2019-10-04 10:59 AM (#588386 - in reply to #588255)
Subject: Re: Just bought a 61 fury 2 dr ht. Has a certified speedometer


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Apollo I could text you a photo. Not going to attempt to post a photo on here.
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Paul Hettick
Posted 2019-10-04 11:00 AM (#588387 - in reply to #588255)
Subject: Re: Just bought a 61 fury 2 dr ht. Has a certified speedometer


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Yes it's a 120 speedo and the certification is on the far left.
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