Boris1966
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12 years ago
Hi everyone,

I've just bought a 67 bug with 1493cc engine and factory 12volt. I would like to swap the speedo for an MPH version. Is it a straight swap? Or not so straight forward?

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JD
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12 years ago
Just make sure you find the correct year for your car - they are usually (or even always?) date stamped on the back, so it´s easy to tell if you´ve found the right one. But, yes, it´s an easy swap. You only need a screwdriver to do it.
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Boris1966
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12 years ago
Thank you.

The numbers on the reverse are as follows: 111957023E 1.66

Written in blue ink is: 36 1.66

My beetle is a "D" registered (registered on 7th Nov 1966) so a 1967 model.

I have asked a few questions about the speedo to the seller but don't think he knows much about beetles. He us advertising the speedo as a 1966 year. Do you think the serial numbers match to my car?

Cheers

Leane :0)

JD
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12 years ago
The blue ink will be it. Jan 66. The stamp confirms it too. I´m sorry, but I don´t know if they changed between 66 and 67, but I suspect they may have. Mr Oakley?
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Boris1966
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12 years ago
Thanks for the info so far. The item is for sale on eBay - 1966 spedometer beetle -

Yes...... Mr. Oakley can you advise!! :0)

JD
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12 years ago
A bit of googling tells me its the same 90mph unit as in 1966, but I´d check if I were you.
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Rich Oakley
12 years ago
66 and 67 speedos are the same.
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Boris1966
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Thanks for the responses :0)
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