Speedo change and old number plates

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Speedo change and old number plates

Postby anubis121 » Tue May 27, 2014 8:52 pm

I've recently purchased a new Moggy to replace my recently stolen one...its from 1970,but the problem I have is I loved the look of my 68.so..to that end I wish to change the speedo to a 60's one and also change the modern plates it currently has and try to get hold of some black and white ones.....anyone know how this can be done. If at all?

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Re: Speedo change and old number plates

Postby lowride stepside » Tue May 27, 2014 9:20 pm

You should have no trouble with the plates , loads of companies out there even your local motor spares shop should help .speedo will swap . Not sure if the gear ratio is the same , but someone wearing an anorak will be along soon
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Re: Speedo change and old number plates

Postby anubis121 » Tue May 27, 2014 9:29 pm

thank you

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Re: Speedo change and old number plates

Postby drivewasher » Tue May 27, 2014 10:57 pm

Jepsons for plates. Brilliant service mine came within 3 days £34 ish inc vat & postage. Had to fax or email my V5 and id etc.[frame]Image[/frame]


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Re: Speedo change and old number plates

Postby bmcecosse » Tue May 27, 2014 11:03 pm

A 1970 car should have the same speedo as the lost 68 car.....Black face with 1408 tpm. . I hope you have fitted at least one 'secret switch' to your new car! Don't want it going the same way as the old one......
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Re: Speedo change and old number plates

Postby jagnut66 » Wed May 28, 2014 6:19 pm

Hi Anubis,
Glad you felt able to get another Moggy, lets have a pic on here to celebrate! :D
I have now got two 'secret switches' on mine now and a steering lock. May even get a wheel clamp if I find I have to leave it anywhere for any length of time (going on holiday for example). I have a good neighbour who would watch her for me but they can't be expected to spot everything / be in all the time.
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Re: Speedo change and old number plates

Postby mbo145 » Wed May 28, 2014 10:34 pm

What you will need is an early 1098 silver faced speedometer, It goes up to 90 rather than 80 and has the same insides as the later black one, I know this as I have a 1098 gearbox and an early silver faced speedometer which didn't work, so i swapped the insides for the 90 one!
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Try the one above, this is the one you need, the 80 ones are the wrong calibration

As for the number plates, Jepson are brilliant, if you have a saloon, tell them to make the rear number plate to fit the boot!
They do the exact size for you!
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Re: Speedo change and old number plates

Postby anubis121 » Thu May 29, 2014 12:31 pm

I take it you mean secret switches for fuel/batter cut off?

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Re: Speedo change and old number plates

Postby bmcecosse » Thu May 29, 2014 7:44 pm

Fuel for sure.....Ignition/battery/burglar alarm/10,000 volt steering wheel - you make your own choices ! :D
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Re: Speedo change and old number plates

Postby IaininTenbury » Fri May 30, 2014 12:49 am

I assume the speedo issue is the 1970 car will have the very late speedo with km as well as mph on it and anubis prefers the '60s era one with the concentric rings in the centre. Should be a direct swap but check the 4 digit tpm (turns per mile number) just below the mileage as van speedos will be differently calibrated. Can't remember offhand what they are but it needs to be the same as yours!
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Re: Speedo change and old number plates

Postby bmcecosse » Fri May 30, 2014 9:12 am

A silver speedo will not be right for a 1970 car - and the fuel gauge won't work either.....
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Re: Speedo change and old number plates

Postby IaininTenbury » Fri May 30, 2014 11:05 am

Well neither will the mid 60s black one with concentric rings, but presumably thats what the poster had in his '68 car and what he would like to fit in his '70 car and I think that should work ok. Its the older silver/gold faced ones where the fuel gauge is different.
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Re: Speedo change and old number plates

Postby bmcecosse » Fri May 30, 2014 12:11 pm

Indeed yes -I hadn't realised there were different style black speedos..... as long as it is 1408 tpm, it will be fine !
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Re: Speedo change and old number plates

Postby Tudge » Sun Jun 01, 2014 2:03 am

Anyone know what the deal is with changing speedo's & the mileage? I'm guessing they'll pick it up on MOT, does it cause any problems?

I had to change my speedo after it jammed up at the dizzying heights of 65mph!
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Re: Speedo change and old number plates

Postby drivewasher » Sun Jun 01, 2014 5:32 pm

On MoT's we just record the mileage. If we record it wrongly IE put a trip mileage or just make a mistake we can correct it within a couple of hours by issueing a replacement. Not sure how long we have to do this but it's only a short period, certanly only within hours.

It has no comeback with Vosa re wrong mileage as long as if there is an enquiry IE an appeal the mileage recorded is somewhat right or can be justified. New or fresh speedo's are fitted all the time particulary on classics


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Re: Speedo change and old number plates

Postby Tudge » Sun Jun 01, 2014 6:57 pm

Tidy. Cheers for the info
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Re: Speedo change and old number plates

Postby anubis121 » Mon Jun 02, 2014 6:02 pm

Cheers guys.yes im after putting the black 60's one in.its vanity I know, but I really do think it looks better.

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Re: Speedo change and old number plates

Postby anubis121 » Mon Jun 02, 2014 6:44 pm

On a note with secrurity...whats the best wheel clamp to use with orignal wheels?

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Re: Speedo change and old number plates

Postby smithskids » Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:38 am

It is easy enough to change the mileage to match the old one 8)


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