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Re: Does this make my car a bus?

Postby Swift » Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:06 am

Did some research and found out that the correct hubodometer for the tyre size of my Laser (175/65R14) is 546 revolutions per km.
Guess what I discovered among my collection? A Chicago Rawhide hubodometer I got a few years ago on the cheap, is 546 revolutions per mile. If you substitute the units for kilometres, it should be correct, so I went about mounting it and seeing the results.
I can report that so far my car's trip odometer has read 127km and the device on the wheel is reading 131 miles (kilometres). Sometimes the car's speedometer goes haywire at higher speeds and such a thing happened on this trip, so the car's odometer may be out of whack. I shall keep observing.
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Re: Does this make my car a bus?

Postby Swift » Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:58 pm

Update. Car reading 245 km. Hubbo 252. Overstating about 3% over car odo, which already overstates real distance (I think).
Just thought of using my Garmin's GPS trip meter. :idea:
Edit: it is now October 1st and I have finally got around to testing against GPS odometer and hubbo has read 112km to GPS 110km.
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Re: Does this make my car a bus?

Postby Swift » Sun May 28, 2017 10:12 pm

Put this MILES version onto the 92 Fairlane. It's manufacturing date is 1973 and it still works.
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Re: Does this make my car a bus?

Postby Swift » Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:39 am

Wacked this chunky ACCU-TRAK onto the Laser a few weeks back. Attracted attention from other motorists.
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Re: Does this make my car a bus?

Postby Swift » Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:10 pm

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