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side to centre speedo conversion Q's

Postby HondaPoweredChris » Mon 21st Apr 2008, 06:52pm

Hey gang,

I can't decide what to do with my dash as i have a late spi mini with boring standard 2 clock speedo no dash just standard rail.. and i don't know whether to go retro with the rest of my interior and fit a 90mph centre speedo with oil pressure and temp guage.......... or......... go for the cheaper option and get a black dash 2 clock with 3 extra dials with glove box etc.. I am also putting centre console in so don't know which will look better out of the two dash's... I have classic cobra and black vinyl trim which points me towards the centre clock but its alot of work??
I am aware that putting centre clock in would mean buying a conversion loom...
Also with my mini being 1275cc and it showing 110mph on present clock so, could i fit a 90mph centre speedo using same cable without it reading my speed in-accurately?

Ideas welcome..
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Re: side to centre speedo conversion Q's

Postby minimodz » Tue 22nd Apr 2008, 01:41pm

you could either use one of the old style 90mph speedos, or the new type 130mph.
either way you may need to change the speedo drive gears in the gearbox.

the conversion loom isnt much, prob about £20 tops, and fitting them is very easy.
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Re: side to centre speedo conversion Q's

Postby HondaPoweredChris » Tue 22nd Apr 2008, 07:34pm

'speedo drive gears' that sounds expensive...... drat!! I really was looking at shoving the 90mph speedo in cause with a 1275 it would look like your going much faster from the centre clock...

Still can't make my mind up.. :roll:
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Re: side to centre speedo conversion Q's

Postby MiniMan64 » Wed 23rd Apr 2008, 07:34pm

The loom is £30 from Mini Spares but I made one myself really easily using the wiring diagram in the Haynes manual and the existing wiring, just chop the plug off, label each oneup and then connect them as appropriate.

In regard to getting the speedo to read the right reading, I was give a link to these guys http://www.speedycables.co.uk/ who can refurb and reset any speedo gauge to gearbox/wheel combo but I think it's about £50.
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Re: side to centre speedo conversion Q's

Postby HondaPoweredChris » Wed 23rd Apr 2008, 09:46pm

cool thanks miniman64 but i am thinkin of going for the nice neat dash with golvebox and that...
by the way, i am liking your project.. Read that the other night.. Amazing what you can find under what other people cover up... i learnt that the hard way with my mini as well :roll:
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Re: side to centre speedo conversion Q's

Postby MiniMan64 » Thu 24th Apr 2008, 09:24am

Built my own dash as well, it's got a glovebox and everything :wink:

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Only my first attempt and it looks a bit shabby 2 years on so I'll be doing a new one in due course.
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