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GPS Speedometer
Posted by: gnrand ()
Date: February 03, 2018 11:40AM

I am thinking of the replacing the aftermarket one in the V8 Corvair (not reading correctly. Sticks at 120 mph Ha Ha) with a GPS speedometer. A lot of options out there with prices all over the place. Any suggestions for a for a moderately priced one.
Thanks
Jeff

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Re: GPS Speedometer
Posted by: Seth Emerson ()
Date: February 03, 2018 12:11PM

Jeff The "value" one I saw was from VDO. They have a few different ranges. Their electronic ones can be driven by a Magnetic pulse - like from an ABS sender, or a hall effect sender, like most factory speedos since 1990 or a GPS piece they sell that mounts near the radio speaker on the Corvair. You could probably put a pulse reader/pick-up on the Corvair diff, with a set of magnets on one of the drive shafts. We did that to drive cruise controls back in the 70's. Pretty easy.

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Re: GPS Speedometer
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 03, 2018 12:18PM

GPS... doesn't it determine speed from Satellites? Just like your phone or a Garmen. etc.??





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Re: GPS Speedometer
Posted by: Seth Emerson ()
Date: February 03, 2018 12:22PM

Yes it does, Matt. Most of the GPS units have some kind of "Electronic memory" built in for stability, so the MPH doesn't drop to zero when you stop in an underpass. Long tunnels might confuse it.

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Re: GPS Speedometer
Posted by: kmart356 ()
Date: February 03, 2018 01:49PM

Speedhut allows you to customize colors/logos/numbers and it works just fine with the puck sitting up on dash. *** this one doesn't go high enough for you does it eye popping smiley

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Re: GPS Speedometer
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: February 03, 2018 02:26PM

Or try this until you decide



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Re: GPS Speedometer
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: February 03, 2018 03:37PM

As Matt brings up, why not use your cell phone?
I have about 3 different Speedometer apps on my phone, and they have not gotten me into any trouble yet.
I have passed cops using it rather than the slower reading car speedometer and not had them blink an eye.

Why do I have more than one?
Half of my driving is across the border in Canuckville, and the Vair speedo does not have Kilometers as you know.
And then one is a fun performance one that records acceleration and such.

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Re: GPS Speedometer
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: February 03, 2018 04:02PM

A friend of mine in Maine got a new snow mobile last year. Around 1000cc. Anyway his speedo app can transmit his speed and location to another phone. That was all fun until he got a text from his wife. 94 MPH "REALLY" WAYT

J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
Baja 150 dune buggy cart
Coleman HS 500 UTV
2016 KIA Sorento SXL Turbo

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Re: GPS Speedometer
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: February 03, 2018 04:59PM

HA HA HA ! ! !
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Re: GPS Speedometer
Posted by: gnrand ()
Date: February 03, 2018 04:59PM

I have Speedhut gauges and they are a good quality I was just hoping to get away with a cheaper unit. I guess you get what you pay for.
Jeff

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Re: GPS Speedometer
Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: February 03, 2018 05:03PM

Some of the GPS speedometers are self contained, not great in a car with a metal dash board.

A few years back a Crown V8 club member installed an electronic speedometer and was having constant problems with the magnetic pulse pick up. He found a GPS sender that put out a pulse rate compatible with his electronic speedometer. He mounted the GPS module (small) on top of the dash and it has worked great.

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