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Old 01-15-2013, 07:02 PM   #5 (permalink)
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OK, I know nothing about the Samurai speedo set-up, sorry, I'm assuming it's an electronic one.

As a variation on CR's comment about bicycle speedos, how about a British motorcycle speedo drive?

My '55 AJS uses a Smiths speedo, driven by a self-contained gear drive clamped to the rear axle. That's a pretty standard set-up for bikes of that period.

I don't know if it would be possible to adapt such a gear drive to your car, or if the ratio is suitable.

If that doesn't work, how about an electronic speedo with the Smiths dial swapped in?

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