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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Jul 7th, 08, 10:24 AM Thread Starter
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67 Beaumont speedo for 67 Chevelle?

Does a 67 Beaumont have a KPH speedo? I'd love to adapt one over to MPH for my 67 Chevelle to have more than 120 MPH capability.

I'm hoping it's a direct bolt-in swap and would be easy, but I've never looked into it. Can any of you 67 Beaumont owners educate me on this?

I'll be adapting an adjustable Cable-X box to the speedo from an electronic signal trans (T56), so I can adjust the calibration to make it accurate - I'd just love to have the higher numbers on the top end of the speedo...the car is capable of more than 120, and I'd like to keep an eye on it.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Jul 7th, 08, 11:55 AM
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Re: 67 Beaumont speedo for 67 Chevelle?

Beaumonts were way before we switched to the metric system here. Everything in MPH

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old Jul 7th, 08, 1:23 PM
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Re: 67 Beaumont speedo for 67 Chevelle?

it is only a 120mph speedo, but it is completely different than the chevelle, it is the same as a 64+ gto...4 round guages in the dash...

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Re: 67 Beaumont speedo for 67 Chevelle?

As noted, the Beaumont dash is totally different than a Chevelle and more in common with the Lemans/GTO. What you might try to find is a 66 or 67 speedo in KPH used in an exported Chevelle; might be a tough search though. Even though it's range is 0-200 it's in KPH and not MPH and I doubt even a converter would convert your output speed to read correctly.

If you really plan on going that fast I'd seriously consider a more accurate aftermarket unit like Autometer to accurately gauge the speed.

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Jul 7th, 08, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 67 Beaumont speedo for 67 Chevelle?

I'd be working with AutoMeter to make it all work right.

The export speedo is what I was dreaming of.

Thanks for the info on this though! I appreciate the education.

Where might one begin to look for an export speedo? Wow.

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old Jul 8th, 08, 2:31 PM
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Re: 67 Beaumont speedo for 67 Chevelle?

I have one for a 67. Has the high beam light.

I will trade for a 66, like in Dale's photo. Since I am in Canada and we use Metric, I would like to do it. not many would notice, and I coud give the nice BS story about the rare 200 MPH chevelle option. 1 of 1, of course.

Although it looks like it is just the clear lens that is printed differently, the graduations on the actual speedo bezel are different too. Export Chevelles are the only source.

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Re: 67 Beaumont speedo for 67 Chevelle?

Hi, I got a 67 here in France with KPH speedo, only lens is different from yours, but I agree with Dale about the accuracy.

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