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Lightning speedometer

85lebaront2
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I would like to find a speedometer from a Lightning (needs to fit 1992-96/7 full gauge cluster). Darth really needs one that will keep up with what he's capable of (son had him pegged on I-264 in VB a number of years ago.
Bill
"Getting old is inevitable, growing up is optional"
Darth Vader 1986 F-350 460 converted to MAF/SEFI, E4OD 12X3 1/2 rear brakes, traction loc 3:55 gear, 160 amp 3G alternator
Wife's 2011 Flex Limited
Daily Driver 1994 Taurus LX
Project car 1986 Chrysler LeBaron convertible 2.2L Turbo II, modified A413
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Re: Lightning speedometer

Gary Lewis
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That's a scary thought.  Four tons hurtling down the highway at that speed.  
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Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
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Re: Lightning speedometer

85lebaront2
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Actually, by a certified scale (one they weigh grain trucks on here in Exmore) 6400 lbs empty.
Bill
"Getting old is inevitable, growing up is optional"
Darth Vader 1986 F-350 460 converted to MAF/SEFI, E4OD 12X3 1/2 rear brakes, traction loc 3:55 gear, 160 amp 3G alternator
Wife's 2011 Flex Limited
Daily Driver 1994 Taurus LX
Project car 1986 Chrysler LeBaron convertible 2.2L Turbo II, modified A413
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Re: Lightning speedometer

Rembrant
85lebaront2 wrote
Actually, by a certified scale (one they weigh grain trucks on here in Exmore) 6400 lbs empty.
That's almost double what my little Flareside weights.
1984 F150 4X2 Flareside. Mild 302 w/GT40 heads, BBK headers, Holley 4bbl, XE256H Comp Cam, M5R2 5spd swap, Magnaflow full duals. Fresh Medium Blue Metallic in August 2019.
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Re: Lightning speedometer

Gary Lewis
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Yeah, as you know, I was guestimating high last night.  I'll have to weight Big Blue when I get him back together, but I'll bet he's about that 6400 number as well.
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Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/ZF5/3.55's, D60 w/Ox locker in front & 10.25 Spicer/Trutrac in back, & EEC-V MAF/SEFI

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Re: Lightning speedometer

Steve83
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85lebaront2 wrote
I would like to find a speedometer from a Lightning (needs to fit 1992-96/7 full gauge cluster).
Those Ls were only made '93-95, and those PSOMs are extremely sought-after (rare/expensive).  But you might check the classifieds on http://www.nloc.net/vbforum/forumdisplay.php/398-Gen-1-Lightnings .
85lebaront2 wrote
Darth really needs one that will keep up with what he's capable of (son had him pegged on I-264 in VB a number of years ago.
You'd be better-off IMO with a phone cradle since, even if you get your hands on that PSOM, it's not extremely accurate, and it won't be easy to install even if you have the rear axle that will generate the signal it needs to work.  Read this caption & look at the NEXT pic:



But a phone GPS will always be accurate, and you need a phone charger anyway.

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Re: Lightning speedometer

85lebaront2
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Steve, (a) I have the PSOM speedometer already, (b) I am aware of the inherent inaccuracies (c) I actually have a couple of Garmin Nuvis, and would much rather use one of them then try to read a phone screen for speed. The Garmin weighted mount sits nicely in the center "well" on my 1996 dash.
Bill
"Getting old is inevitable, growing up is optional"
Darth Vader 1986 F-350 460 converted to MAF/SEFI, E4OD 12X3 1/2 rear brakes, traction loc 3:55 gear, 160 amp 3G alternator
Wife's 2011 Flex Limited
Daily Driver 1994 Taurus LX
Project car 1986 Chrysler LeBaron convertible 2.2L Turbo II, modified A413
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Re: Lightning speedometer

Steve83
85lebaront2 wrote
I would like to find a speedometer from a Lightning...
85lebaront2 wrote
I have the PSOM speedometer already...
"The" PSOM?  The one you were looking for from a Lightning?  So what was the point of this thread?   Or do you mean you have "a" PSOM already?  Does that mean your '86 truck has a '96 dash and a rear axle with an ABS sensor?
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