150 mph & 130mph speedos

f-body freak

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Can anyone tell me the years that got 150mph speedos & the years that got 130mph speedos? I have a 79 Z28 with the 150mph speedo. I assume that someone has put this in it. Thanks in advance.
 

flowjoe

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Shouldn't a 1979 have the 85 MPH speedo and not the 130 MPH?
 
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Gary S

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70-71 150mph
72-79 130mph
80-81 85mph

And, this covers only US cars. Canadian and export cars would have metric speedometers so would be different.
 

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Gary S said:
70-71 150mph
72-79 130mph
80-81 85mph

And, this covers only US cars. Canadian and export cars would have metric speedometers so would be different.

Interesting. I could swear my old '77 El Camino had the 85MPH speedo. I also seem to recall other late '70s cars I've driven having the 85 limit...I must be getting old.
 

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Twisted_Metal said:
Gary has it right.
My 78 and my son's 79 both had 130s and my 80 had an 85.
Oh, I wasn't questioning Gary so much as my very vivid (although clearly flawed) memory. ;)
 

f-body freak

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Ok guys. Thanks for the knowledge. Great site, been creepin on here for years. Finally joined a few months back. Now to just figure out the pictures thing...
 

twozs

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flowjoe said:
Interesting. I could swear my old '77 El Camino had the 85MPH speedo. I also seem to recall other late '70s cars I've driven having the 85 limit...I must be getting old.
My 77 olds cutlass supreme brougham definitely had a 85 mph speedo . I guess gm though of the sporty camaro as a preformance car ( and still had hopes of 100 mph + speeds ) My friend had a 77 Monza mirage and it had the 305 V8 4 speed and definitely had a 85er . We had the 305 out within a year and a L79 / Muncie in it . We almost had the speedo back to "0" again once .
 
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