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    Default Can The Speedometer Break?

    This may be silly but since our '81s pegs at 85 MPH, if went faster could it do damage to the dash unit or any other parts in the system? I ask because this Friday we are doing laps at Charlotte Motor Speedway and last year I only went up to the 85 mark in fear of maybe breaking something and no sense in having to pay out money for something my foot can control......but if nothing would break maybe this Friday kick in the back 2 barrels and let her run. Happy Thanksgiving to all.

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    I've clocked my speed via my mobile GPS device, and I've been as high 110. Go for it! Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by berry1133@bellsouth.net View Post
    I've clocked my speed via my mobile GPS device, and I've been as high 110. Go for it! Enjoy!
    So needle just pegged and no damage!!!!!! Look out turn 3 and 4 for the Q-jet is going to the floor

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    Your speedometer is "powered" by a spinning magnet. That way the speedometer is free but as it is picking up the magnetfield it's going up or down. But there is no direct connection between your speedometer and the speedo cable!

    Greetings Peter

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