When cleaning the gauges on my 1966 MGB, I discovered that what I thought was a metric Smiths speedometer was actually just a printed piece of paper glued to the face! It had me fooled, and seemed like an clever and inexpensive way to convert a speedometer from miles to kilometers. So, I scanned the paper overlay and cleaned up the image a little in case it's useful to anyone else. If you require a metric speedo for importation, licencing etc, just print this out, cut it out and stick it to the face. It may take some playing with your printer settings to get it to print at the right scale.
Click the image to view a printable version:
Here's how it looks installed. Looks pretty good to me.
Thanks to Chris Williams for cleaning up the graphics and adjusting the scale.
I am a Dane who is very interested to read your article about the speedometer conversion as I have bought a MGA 1600 Mk 2 from the U.S.A As you know we have kilometres scale over here, and I have not been able to buy any speedometer at all,so I hope you will put on the article again,so I can imitate your idea. I think it is possible to an instrumentmaker in Denmark to make the final conversion.
I also want to thank you for the exellent " MG experienses" as I find very useful. Johnbegood2
from Miami -Florida ( in MPH )and needed a conversion to kph for
Belgian (european)roads and technical inspection of the car before it
is alowed on the road. thanks !
speedometer from miles to KPH. I´m grateful,thank you very much.
worked fine for me for quite a few years. But it must also be acknowledged that the original
article was posted by Skye and I simply updated his original scan to fit the more common
Great idea though!
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