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whitehead performance in canada has the km/h speedometer for the latter 260/280 for 299.00 on the e-store under rare s30/240,260,280z parts.

Just checked online at whitehead performance.There e-store list the 240z km/h speedometer for 349.00,out of current stock.I would give them a call or e-mail them since they recently received a shipment of parts from Japan last month.Good luck

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Try posting a parts wanted ad at Auszcar.com as all there s30 240z's came with the km/h speedometer.I'm pretty sure some of the auszcar members has one sitting around from updating there factory guages to aftermarket.

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Yes i looked at that one. But i want the one that goes to 240km/h and the red mark starts at 190km/h. Found this one, owner says it from an 280z fairlady from japan. Anyone know if it will fit a 240z -73? Thinking about the electric.

Assume they are the same size? And in worst case i guess could just swap templets.

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I would be interested as well if we could find one :)

I think your best bet would be to find a speedometer in km/h in Europe.

One alternative that would be cool is to just replace the "front cover" where the numbers are from Mph to km/h. It should be a 10€ plastic sheet part.

You could also look for unworking speedometer to recycle the "front cover"

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Yes i looked at that one. But i want the one that goes to 240km/h and the red mark starts at 190km/h. Found this one, owner says it from an 280z fairlady from japan. Anyone know if it will fit a 240z -73? Thinking about the electric.

Assume they are the same size? And in worst case i guess could just swap templets.

I think they will fit but the wiring connector is different and the 280Z has the extra wiring for the brake switch warning light. The 240Km faces are really rare these days. Most 240Z's I have seen here come from the states and have the Miles faces. You will need to find a European or maybe Australian Z and those markets were small compared to the US.

Chas

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I just dug around (for a TB) and happened to find this one I bought ~ 2004 of Ebay Canada.

No red line to warn so I guess we fear speed less in Canada. :D

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Here is a permanent pic of the Ebay link JDm above:

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Here is what a good friend did: http://www.classiczcars.com/forums/interior-s30/34543-metric-speedo-overlay.html

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Try posting a parts wanted ad at Auszcar.com as all there s30 240z's came with the km/h speedometer.I'm pretty sure some of the auszcar members has one sitting around from updating there factory guages to aftermarket.

Nope our 240z came with mph speedos. We didn't switch to metric speeds until 1 July 1974.

People usually swap in 260z speedos if they want km/h

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Blue: I use that metric overlay right now and it made me pass registration when the car came from the Us. So send my regards to your friend next time you see him.

I have now located three km/h speedos and one plate.

One from a 280z fairlady from Japan. In the USA. Price 220$.

One from a 240z in Holland. Price 200€.

And waiting for pics and price on the third one and on the plate alone. The last guy is from Italy and he also had alot of other rare parts like fairlady grille, comp steering wheel, headlight buckets and so on. I asked him to send some pics of what he got. So im quite exited : )

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Hi

I ended up buying the jdm km/h speedoplate.

I have desided that i should make some replicas of my speedoplate. Would you think there be some interest of these in the Us aswell?

They will be made in plastic (same plastic as a well known sportscar from Germany uses in the interior).

I have made a scan of the plate and some photoshopwork ( still some work left ).

Im going to make 2 kind of plates, Jdm (yellow/red markings)and Euro (all black). What would you guys think would be most wanted?

Here are some pics of original Jdm s30 speedoplate and first print on paper with jdm/euro plate./Andreas

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Looks great!

If you're going to sell some, you can put me on the list!

I've never disassembled the tacho. Do you believe there's a way to change the odometer also to fit kph instead of mph? have you seen how it works? Not a big issue but it could be very cool to get a 100% kph conversion.

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