<VV> Odometer Reading

Ramon Rodriguez III corvairgrymm at gmail.com
Sat Oct 5 00:50:31 EDT 2013

My two cents:  Back when I had my first Corvair about ten years ago (a 65
monza coupe with powerglide) I had a speedometer cable get noisy.  I found,
much to my amusement, that when it was annoying me I could actually
disconnect the speedometer cable under the dash easily while driving down
the road, and put it back on and tighten the nut while still driving down
the road to put the speedometer back into action.  This might sound
reckless, but in all honesty it was easier than putting a CD in a car
stereo. I didn't have to take my eyes off the road even for a second to do
it... it was that easy to find it by feel.  In my case it didn't matter as
the title showed "not actual mileage" anyway.

So someone could (for example) take one of the cars from that "NOS" car
auction this past week and put a couple thousand miles on it without the
speedo cable disconnected (using a GPS as a speedo), then sell it as a
fully documented <100 mile car ten years later.

Ray R.

On Fri, Oct 4, 2013 at 11:41 PM, Smitty <vairologist at cox.net> wrote:

> Smitty Says;  I know from experience having run three Vairs past 100 K
> miles that the odometer will just keep on trucking with all numbers in
> alignment.  I also know that the numbers on the wheels were painted on
> without any kind of primer.  The paint is so fragile it will literally fall
> off from breathing on it..  Being aware of this I have as carefully as
> humanly possible reset some wheels to reflect the true mileage of a car
> when replacing the speedometer due to failure.  I have never been
> completely successful in doing so without knocking off at least a couple of
> paint flakes.  Looking for missing paint on the wheels would be a good
> indication that the mileage has been tampered with.
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