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57 Speedo

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Post by amiabledave » Sun Jan 09, 2011 12:19 am

Does anyone know where I can buy a 57 speedo in working order, or a repo?

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Re: 57 Speedo

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Post by Bigincher » Sun Jan 09, 2011 2:08 am

AAOK sells repops, has some on eBay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/SPEEDOME ... 56415a3d4f" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

If you want the real McCoy, keep yoour eye on eBay, they come up every so often. Then have Perry Rueter or John Bordas restore it.

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Re: 57 Speedo

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Post by john HD » Sun Jan 09, 2011 2:43 am

john can build you one from scratch and is quite reasonable. he does correct cables too.

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Re: 57 Speedo

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Post by Robert Luland » Sun Jan 09, 2011 2:54 am

Your all wrong. 57 is a one year only. It looks like the 56-60 but the tenth mile on the odmeter is red not white. This why they bring big money. Bob L

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Re: 57 Speedo

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Post by Bigincher » Sun Jan 09, 2011 4:41 am

Yes, that's true, Bob..!

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Re: 57 Speedo

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Post by ernietrucker » Sun Jan 09, 2011 2:49 pm

Robert Luland wrote:Your all wrong. 57 is a one year only. It looks like the 56-60 but the tenth mile on the odmeter is red not white. This why they bring big money. Bob L
Is it possible that the factory used what was on hand at the time? I have an original 57 (or so I thought) with white tenth mile. Just curious

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Re: 57 Speedo

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Post by ernietrucker » Sun Jan 09, 2011 2:54 pm

ernietrucker wrote:
Robert Luland wrote:Your all wrong. 57 is a one year only. It looks like the 56-60 but the tenth mile on the odmeter is red not white. This why they bring big money. Bob L
Is it possible that the factory used what was on hand at the time? I have an original 57 (or so I thought) with white tenth mile. Just curious
Actually, my odometer has black background with white numerals and the tripmeter miles are black background with white numerals, 1/10 has white background with black numeral. 509FE on the back

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Re: 57 Speedo

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Post by ernietrucker » Sun Jan 09, 2011 2:58 pm

What is the difference between 1954 and 1957? Are they the same?

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Re: 57 Speedo

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Post by Bigincher » Sun Jan 09, 2011 3:16 pm

ernietrucker wrote:What is the difference between 1954 and 1957? Are they the same?
No. Check out the helpful chart in this thread:

viewtopic.php?f=29&t=8192" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: 57 Speedo

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Post by john HD » Sun Jan 09, 2011 3:17 pm

this might help.

http://www.ruiter.ca/mc/info/SWSpeedoDating.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: 57 Speedo

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Post by ernietrucker » Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:05 pm

Thanks, I appreciate the info!

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Re: 57 Speedo

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Post by amiabledave » Mon Jan 10, 2011 2:09 am

I'll call Perry Rueter tomorrow and see if he has access to one..I checked E-Bay. Really don't need a Police speedo, unless that's the only thing around.... I would imagine that the odometer can be reset to 000000.0

If anyone comes across one, let me know....

Thank you......Dave

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Re: 57 Speedo

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Post by john HD » Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:54 am

drop john bordas a line.

j.bordas@att.net

here is a shot of the ones he built for my '55 and '42 from scratch. very correct right down to the inked numbers on back! also included is a pic of a low mileage knuck speedo he serviced for a buddy.

and he is reasonable too!

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Re: 57 Speedo

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Post by amiabledave » Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:04 am

WILL DO

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Re: 57 Speedo

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Post by Perry Ruiter » Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:11 am

Robert Luland wrote:Your all wrong. 57 is a one year only. It looks like the 56-60 but the tenth mile on the odmeter is red not white. This why they bring big money. Bob L
I know it doesn't jive with Palmer's but in my opinion, based on speedos I've worked on over the years, 53-55 used the same speedo (no white needle in 53, red trip in 55) and 56-57 used the same speedo (red trip on both). I've definitely seen original paint 56s with a red trip. The 56 in the factory museum is one of them ... Perry

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