Well, in NY there are no titles for cars older than 1974 or 1975. SO the only way to show the milage to anyone is by the odometer. When a car is registered in NY State, one of the questions asked is the odometer reading. One of the choices is something like 'Unknown' or 'In Excess of 999,999 miles.' Something like that.
Anyway, when I hooked the drill up to the speedo cable today to test both the cable and the speedo/odometer, the odo read something like 94,397 or something like that. I let it roll over 1 mile and the odo changed from 94,397 immediately to 3,040 miles!! Then another mile and it went to 15,039! So the odometer was messed up to begin with. I remember having it apart 3 years ago when I got the car and I probably screwed with it then..... hence the reason it took two or three revolutions to reset all of the wheels straight. I think I tried to roll them by hand and they wouldn't syncronize so I stopped.
I had no reservations about posting this question. I knew what kind of reactions I'd get. I have no desire to misrepresent the car when it's finally 'born again'. It's nothing special.... not a Z, not an SS. It came from the factory as a boring, no-option 6 cyl. automatic.
Besides, if I bought a brand new odometer, or even a working used one, THEY would be wrong also. I just wanted to know the best way to roll it to Zero without burning out my drills!
[This message has been edited by HwyStarJoe (edited 11-10-2002).]