Hey, I've got a GT Euro Speedo on my German eBay watch list! Which is de rigeur here in Metric (actually SI, as in Systeme Internationale) Canada. The seller has said he would gladly sell and ship it to me. Where did you score a km/h Ascona speedo.
And more importantly, can you simply use the km/h speedo, or do you need to change the speedo drive gear? Metric minds want to know...
They're on the German EBAY all the time, the GT/E Mantas (same dash as the Ascona) has a 220KPH speedo. They bolt right back in place of the US speedo, and as I haven't driven it yet, the back of the gauge frame was stamped with the same "W=743" code as the speedo is. So, I think I won't have to change a thing.
I live in Europe, and my Ascona B had a max. 200 KM/h speedometer. I recently had problems with stuck gears in it and it stopped counting mileage. So I got a whole dash (used) that had the 220max. speedo (not that I can get it over 160km/hr, just this was the cheapest i could find!). I only replaced the speedo, as everything else is working fine, and it was a simple bolt in, no change required at all. (they are all w743 calibrated). I don't think you will need to ghange the gear in the gearbox for correct measurements. Propably it is just a matter of different prints on the facias for conversion between m/hr and km/hr.
I have a few euro speedometers (with top speed at 200) and they are in good condition for Ascona-A. If i can help anyone message me.
And btw, i am looking for a tachometer for my Ascona, and for the extra instrument console of the SR models. (Oil, battery, small clock i believe) I think that these where standard for the Asconas that where exported to the US, but for the european models these where only on Ascona SR.
I picked this up a few months ago on Craigslist. It was listed as a 71 Buick Opel. From what the previous owner told me, it was built for a World of Wheels car show back in the 70’s. It has a 1967 Buick 225 V6 w/4 speed. The door tag reads “MFD by General Motors Corp 09/70.” So is it a 1970 or...
I have been swamped with work and other problems therefore have not been able to do any posting.
The "Junk Yard Dog" is coming along quite well and should be ready to drive by the end of this month. This car has lots of upgrades that have been recycled from 14 other vehicles, hence...
Luckily I have no need for glass replacement for my Ascona, but I always had a question in my mind. What happens if there is a need for any glass replacement? Are they tough to find? Are there some compatibles or smthing?