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harv8
Martyn Harvey
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
(179 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 10:09PM

Main British Car:
MGB Rover V8, TVR Chevy V8, MGB GT Ford V8

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Electronic Speedometer for MGBV8
Posted by: harv8
Date: September 21, 2008 10:48PM

Does anybody have information on or have fitted an electronic speedo to an MGBV8 equipped with the Rover 5 speed gearbox?
Its time for me to stop performing mathematical calculations to figure out my actual speed while driving down the highway!!!

Thanks,
Martyn
HARV8


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5854 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Electronic Speedometer for MGBV8
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: September 21, 2008 11:30PM

I think there are some very good aftermarket units that would be suitable and they use several approaches to the pickup. One is a transducer that fits into the speedo cable socket on the tranny and another is a set of magnets that are taped to the driveshaft along with a hall effect or VR pickup. Either method should work fine if done properly.

Seems to me that Bill G. is pretty much into gauges, you might want to give him a call.

Jim


Citron
Stephen DeGroat
Lugoff, SC
(365 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 09:43PM

Main British Car:
1970 MGBGT V6, 7004R, AC, matching trailer 3.1 liter

Re: Electronic Speedometer for MGBV8
Posted by: Citron
Date: September 22, 2008 05:00PM

Try Classicinstruments.com. Tehy should be able to help.

Steve


harv8
Martyn Harvey
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
(179 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 10:09PM

Main British Car:
MGB Rover V8, TVR Chevy V8, MGB GT Ford V8

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Re: Electronic Speedometer for MGBV8
Posted by: harv8
Date: September 22, 2008 09:04PM

Thanks for the responses Jim and Steve.


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