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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old Feb 12th, 13, 07:00 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone convert stock speedometers to vss?

I am trying to figure out what to do with the speedo in my 69.
I want to keep it stock looking ,I do not want to go aftermarket.
I was thinking of the gps to cable drive but for the high price and extra junk to fit and install I think converting the stock speedo would be the way to go.
Has anyone converted theirs over? if so any pict and info?
Does anyone convert them for a decent price?
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old Feb 12th, 13, 07:35 AM
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Re: Anyone convert stock speedometers to vss?

See if this is of any help...

http://www.speedview.co/forum/Thread...do-reed-switch

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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old Feb 12th, 13, 11:49 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Anyone convert stock speedometers to vss?

No but thanks.
I will have no mecanical cable drive just a vss from the 4l6e transmission.
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Re: Anyone convert stock speedometers to electronic?

I am surpriseed with all the aftermarket conversion parts that no one sells a retro fit speedometer yet.
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Re: Anyone convert stock speedometers to vss?

There is accompany in Utah that will do an electronic gauge that will perfectly match OEM. Pretty good prices too

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Re: Anyone convert stock speedometers to vss?

I called them, they will not convert mt stock speedometer to electronic but sell me a new gauge that looks like a 69 style.
anyone can tell its not a 69 camaro gauge a mile away.
I think the only option is to go to the junkyard and find a newer gm car with the same style gauge and try to swap the drive over,I do not know much about it but there are not any other choces.
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Re: Anyone convert stock speedometers to vss?

Try Redline Gauge Works: http://www.redlinegaugeworks.com/services.asp


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post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old Feb 16th, 13, 11:02 AM
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Lots of positive reviews on these:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Cable-X-3012...8139b5&vxp=mtr

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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old Mar 8th, 13, 10:56 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Anyone convert stock speedometers to vss?

Redline sounds best but at $350.00 still alot right now to tell my speed.
They can convert the stock speedo over to electronic and re- do the face to stock even with a speed # change..say 160? and it will only take a week.
It sounds much better than spending $350 on a box to have a cable drive the speedo, that another thing to find room for, run lines, mount..etc and hope its correct.
If I can afford it I will go with redline.
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Re: Anyone convert stock speedometers to vss?

keep the old one and use your iPhone with GPS to tell the speed your going

Ok pretty impractical I know....

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Re: Anyone convert stock speedometers to vss?

Come to think of it maybe that is what you need, another speedo that you can hide away

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post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old Mar 9th, 13, 08:29 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Anyone convert stock speedometers to vss?

Ha..I do not have a I phone, the speed does work on my gps but would not want it hanging in my windsheild all the time telling me to turn around.
I will be sending the speedo to redline. I talked to them and if I keep the 120 speedo its $250.00 not bad but I need to find a new gauge cluster first to send with the speedo..mines split in 2 and new is too expencive since Im spending $250. on the speedo.
Anyone have a good Instrument cluster they want to sell cheap?
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Re: Anyone convert stock speedometers to vss?

The Redline conversion is the only way to go. The cable conversions do not work well. I've seen multiple cable setups and none of them work well. The price may seem steep but you will only cry once.


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Re: Anyone convert stock speedometers to vss?

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The Redline conversion is the only way to go. The cable conversions do not work well. I've seen multiple cable setups and none of them work well. The price may seem steep but you will only cry once.
+1 for Redline. I sent my '68 speedo (actually they needed the whole "pod") to Redline and they converted it over with Autometer "guts". Also had them do the oil pressure gauge and then bought a AWW battery (vs. Amp) gauge.... Factory gauges but all electronic!
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post #15 of 18 (permalink) Old Jan 24th, 14, 06:45 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Anyone convert stock speedometers to vss?

I went with redline, they did a great job, I wish I had them do the tach too as it became a 4 month problem that ended up costing $400.00 to get working.
The only issue was shipping, it was more expensive than the parts.
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