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Username Post: GPS Speedometer        (Topic#358019)
GreatNorthWoods 
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09-11-19 04:12 AM - Post#2775316    

Has anyone used one? If they work well, it would be a great improvement over mechanical speedometers and even electric...no worries about gears, cables, rear end ratios, tire sizes, transmissions, etc. The big question is, do they work well? I know my Garmin GPS can not always immediately find a satellite. Does that happen on GPS speedometers too? Any comments?

Vern

1953 Chevy Belair Sport Coupe - 355 Blueprint Engine, 700-R4, Vintage Air, EZ Wire, Ididit column, Cruise/Tilt, 59 Vette Steering Wheel, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, Posies Springs, Coker Radials, Nova 10-bolt, Mustang II front, Continental Kit


 


2blu52 
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09-11-19 06:29 AM - Post#2775325    
    In response to GreatNorthWoods

Cannot answer your last question but as to the use yes, a club member uses his all the time and finds it more than satisfactory.

"PEACE IS THAT GLORIUS MOMENT IN HISTORY WHEN EVERY ONE STANDS AROUND RELOADING"

THOMAS JEFFERSON


 
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09-11-19 07:07 AM - Post#2775330    
    In response to GreatNorthWoods

I had an app on my iPhone that was a speedometer. It worked well , proved my 51 speedometer was 5 mph fast. I.e. 50 on speedo was 45 . Verified accuracy against my 2016 GMC. .. I removed because iPhone would not update app due to my older phone., just didn't reload after phone upgrade
Bill

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2D51STYDLX 
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09-11-19 08:38 AM - Post#2775333    
    In response to GreatNorthWoods

Used a app on my phone also, worked great but really uses up the battery on the phone. My car is still 6 volts so no phone charger, quit using it.

Roger
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Make life difficult to see
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Always look the same to me
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09-11-19 09:29 AM - Post#2775338    
    In response to 2D51STYDLX

I also use a GPS speedometer/odometer app on my phone from Google Play and it does not seem to use too much battery power. My mechanical speedo works when it wants to and the cost to rebuild is more than buying a new GPS speedometer. If you find one that works well please share as I will be doing something in the near future. Thanks



 
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09-11-19 09:37 PM - Post#2775373    
    In response to GreatNorthWoods

I have 3 different radar detectors in our 3 cars and they all have a current speed display which works very well.

It's always nice to know where our brothers in law enforcement are!

Mike Ahlmann
Las Cruces, NM
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GreatNorthWoods 
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09-12-19 03:00 AM - Post#2775377    
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Phone and navigation apps aside, I am referring to an in-dash GPS speedometer. I've seen them for boats and motorcycles and now for cars. Speedway motors sells a module which can make most any electric in-dash speedometer a GPS speedometer. I was wondering if any of you have tried this. I have an electric Dolphin speedometer which works pretty well but at some point in the future I would like to update it to a GPS speedometer and eliminate the pulse generator and wiring to the transmission.

Vern

1953 Chevy Belair Sport Coupe - 355 Blueprint Engine, 700-R4, Vintage Air, EZ Wire, Ididit column, Cruise/Tilt, 59 Vette Steering Wheel, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, Posies Springs, Coker Radials, Nova 10-bolt, Mustang II front, Continental Kit


 
GreatNorthWoods 
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09-14-19 04:50 AM - Post#2775493    
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Sooo, nobody has tried an in-dash GPS speedometer? Guess I can be the first but will have to wait until my pulse generator craps out.

Vern

1953 Chevy Belair Sport Coupe - 355 Blueprint Engine, 700-R4, Vintage Air, EZ Wire, Ididit column, Cruise/Tilt, 59 Vette Steering Wheel, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, Posies Springs, Coker Radials, Nova 10-bolt, Mustang II front, Continental Kit


 
Shepherd 
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09-14-19 05:04 AM - Post#2775494    
    In response to GreatNorthWoods

I've driven with a gps to check the accuracy of a Classic Instruments electronic speedo. Here in the mountains there were some drop outs in reception.



 
drew1987 
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09-15-19 05:34 AM - Post#2775550    
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A couple of my local friends have them. They do work well, their effectiveness is equal with satellite radio and gps as they work the same way. The only thing that’s unappealing to me personally is the black plastic square that needs to be in plain sight.

There are apps on the phone, and all of them rely on the phone’s internal gps which, if in good repair, is incredibly accurate.

Thirdly, there are gear ratio changing gizmos you can buy to change your speedometer with a standard gm cable. Mine is 9% fast. A 10% reducer world fix that. It wouldn’t fix how the speed needle wobbles from 20 to 40 when I’m going 30

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09-15-19 05:47 AM - Post#2775552    
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Actually, I should say all the ones I have seen had the black square maybe they make one with out but as far as I know you’re going to be seeing this on the body of the car

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2blu52 
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09-15-19 06:06 AM - Post#2775553    
    In response to drew1987

You need to pulll the cable and lube it!

"PEACE IS THAT GLORIUS MOMENT IN HISTORY WHEN EVERY ONE STANDS AROUND RELOADING"

THOMAS JEFFERSON


 
drew1987 
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09-15-19 11:28 AM - Post#2775571    
    In response to 2blu52

I will try that!!!! It’s like a gentle sway back and forth like docked boat in waves. I normally just go a little faster than the the flow but it would be nice to have a clear measurement of how fast that is lol

Andrew D. Carapella (Drew)

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GreatNorthWoods 
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09-16-19 02:53 AM - Post#2775621    
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  • drew1987 Said:
A couple of my local friends have them. They do work well, their effectiveness is equal with satellite radio and gps as they work the same way. The only thing that’s unappealing to me personally is the black plastic square that needs to be in plain sight.

There are apps on the phone, and all of them rely on the phone’s internal gps which, if in good repair, is incredibly accurate.

Thirdly, there are gear ratio changing gizmos you can buy to change your speedometer with a standard gm cable. Mine is 9% fast. A 10% reducer world fix that. It wouldn’t fix how the speed needle wobbles from 20 to 40 when I’m going 30



Speedway's video says the module can be installed under the dash, a door panel, or under the seat.

https://video.search.yahoo.com/search/video?fr=yfp...

Vern

1953 Chevy Belair Sport Coupe - 355 Blueprint Engine, 700-R4, Vintage Air, EZ Wire, Ididit column, Cruise/Tilt, 59 Vette Steering Wheel, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, Posies Springs, Coker Radials, Nova 10-bolt, Mustang II front, Continental Kit


 
drew1987 
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09-16-19 06:25 PM - Post#2775674    
    In response to GreatNorthWoods

OH! I wonder if my buddies know? one dude has a 32 chevy coupe and its right out on the cowl. I am weird about technology in new cars... I wouldn't be bothered by a 2016 LS 6.2 and a 6 speed auto, but I feel the need to hide my radio and pretend the sound is coming form the stock one...

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GreatNorthWoods 
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09-17-19 04:32 AM - Post#2775685    
    In response to drew1987

If and when I convert mine I will definitely hide the module under the dash somewhere or put it on the firewall.

Vern

1953 Chevy Belair Sport Coupe - 355 Blueprint Engine, 700-R4, Vintage Air, EZ Wire, Ididit column, Cruise/Tilt, 59 Vette Steering Wheel, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, Posies Springs, Coker Radials, Nova 10-bolt, Mustang II front, Continental Kit


 
drew1987 
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09-17-19 04:52 AM - Post#2775689    
    In response to GreatNorthWoods

Show us your install when you are done =)

Andrew D. Carapella (Drew)

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GreatNorthWoods 
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09-18-19 02:53 AM - Post#2775776    
    In response to drew1987

I will do that. Right now the pulse generator is working okay so until it goes I won't be making the change.

Vern

1953 Chevy Belair Sport Coupe - 355 Blueprint Engine, 700-R4, Vintage Air, EZ Wire, Ididit column, Cruise/Tilt, 59 Vette Steering Wheel, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, Posies Springs, Coker Radials, Nova 10-bolt, Mustang II front, Continental Kit


 


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