I tried to do an electric speedo - even tried to have Autometer build one custom for me, but the only Z-series 3-3/8 speedo they make went up to 160 mph, which meant I'll never use (waste) half of the gauge, and it only comes with a digital LED odometer which cannot be 'dimmed' - IOW it is always 'bright', which is especially frustrating at night. I tried to have them build me a custom unit - even modify another speedo they have in a different series to 'match' my Z-series, which due to COVID they could not do. Then I tried to use a 90* cable adapter but there was no way to get 'to' it to attach everything with the cable coming in from the side. I also didn't want to have to rely on 'signal' for my speedo and I didn't like the display on the GPS units.Love your dashboard -- I built a nearly identical one for an industrial vehicle a couple decades back.
Regarding the speedo -- my question is why not go electronic? Even maybe GPS based?
actually if I understand correctly that is basically what Autometer said they might just be able to do by starting with another series of speedo - very similar concept, but they just couldn't build one for me, but really, the one I'm using is exactly what I want from a visual standpoint - I wanted a 120mph speedo, and I wanted a manually resettable odometer so I can mark out trails - the only thing that would make it any better is if the whole thing were electrically driven vs mechanically, but that should be a non-issue......a little circuitry on each end, a pair of wires, and bam, instant hybrid speedometer. I know, it's not quite that simple....
It says video is private and I'm very anxious to see it.very definitely! The exhaust got some things pretty hot so I've already packed up the middle sections and sent them to Jet-Hot, which will definitely help cool things off. Meanwhile, not really much to see, but here are both the start-up, and shut down vids -