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how does this speed warning work


this dash came out of a 69 caprice that i stripped for parts and i have no idea how the speedwarning do ma jiggy thing works





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There should be a knob somewhere ( not sure on the 69 dash?) that you can adjust too what speed you want the needle set at, when you hit that speed where the needle is set or go over it a buzzer goes off. The buzzer is the little box at the very top of the dash assembly.

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or you can take your wife with you... Mine starts to buzz at 100 mph disbelief

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From what I've seen on other 69/70 Impala speedo's, there was a knob on the bottom of the instrument surround that went up to the back of the speedo.  I think it was a cable joining the knob and the speedo (I think I have a rear view photo of this somewhere, let me check).  Turning the knob adjusted the yellow colored pointer.  Does it look like there is somewhere a cable would go into the speedo?

As 2qwik2c indicates, when your speed matches the speed of the pointer, the buzzer sounds and may scare the crap out of you. 

-- Edited by seventy2plus2 on Sunday 19th of April 2009 05:41:03 PM

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Why don't we all go for a ride and let Jay Leno demonstrate the speed minder for us...............

http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/cars/57Buick_shell.shtml

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Steve,

Was the rear valance panel on the Caprice any good?


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caprice is crushed and no the valance was no good.

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Thanks Steve.

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A reply From ChevyTalk, 68-70 full size forum,

'68 Impala and Chevelle both used a knob under the lip of the dash that was fastened to a cable that moved the needle. These items, along with the buzzer, are VERY hard to come by.



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i believe the knob was right under the wiper switch on the '69 b/bodies.

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