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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:54 am    Post subject: 140 mph on 69 gto Reply with quote

hello, was it an option or standard on 69 gto to have a 140mph speedo? because I have one on mine and it doesn't figure on my PHS sheet.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:30 am    Post subject: Speedometer Reply with quote

Good question...

I have a 1969 Owners Manual and discovered something I never noticed before. While it doesn't show the GTO speedometer, it does show the Tempest one, which only goes up to 120mph.

However, it shows the Grand Prix speedometer which goes to 140mph and the Firebird speedometer which goes to 160mph- wishful thinking, huh? (though lots of Trans Ams had this 160mph unit for a number of years). The 1968 Owners Manual only shows the Firebird up to 120mph.

So, judging from this info, it seems reasonable that the GTO could have had a 140mph speedometer.... but (and here's the Big Butt!) a Google search shows 1969 GTO speedometers as 120s and 140s...?

Just a thought, was it possible that there was a mid-year shift (up or down), different plants using different speedometers, or simply parts being run out of at a plant and Grand Prix speedos being inserted?

I find nothing anywhere in literature that shows the GTO 140mph speedometer as either standard, or accessory.

I would give a yell to: http://www.tachman.com/gmpolds.htm and see what they may know.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:10 pm    Post subject: 140mph 69 gto Reply with quote

I sure wille ask the tachman
thanks for the tip Larry
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:57 am    Post subject: GTO Speedometer Reply with quote

You might also want to drop a note to Paul Bourbeau in Mass. at hisandhers67gto@aol.com. He does a lot of GTO restoration.
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