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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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Re: Does this make my car a bus?

Postby Swift » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:42 pm

Here are a couple of shots I took the other day, one on a truck trailer and the other on a coach.
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Re: Does this make my car a bus?

Postby Swift » Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:52 am

My latest acquisition on the right. NOS dated 3/81. Would look great on a Leyland Leopard or Atlantean.
Oldy (actually newer but used) on the left is ex Westbus Northmead where a kind mechanic gave me several old ones no longer required in the late 1990s. Probably come off a Volvo B10M.
I painted the edge black to mimic an Engler hubbo.
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Re: Does this make my car a bus?

Postby Swift » Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:56 am

Ok, I know there has been no replies lately, but a helluva lot of views, so I have to assume there's interest in my hobby, so here's the latest. Here it it is since the TX3 alloys went on the Laser a couple of months ago.
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Re: Does this make my car a bus?

Postby BanksfielderIdiot823 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:12 pm

Swift wrote:Ok, I know there has been no replies lately, but a helluva lot of views, so I have to assume there's interest in my hobby,


You know what, it's a really good hobby. Interesting too because not every day does one see a hubodometer fixed onto a car's wheel; shows anything is possible when you got the tools. And you can certainly see that interest in the amount of views, so keep 'em coming.
Just forever waiting for a Volgren Optimus, let alone a Volgren Optimus Volvo B9TL, to cruise by Edensor Park...
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Re: Does this make my car a bus?

Postby Swift » Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:35 pm

The results of my latest trip.
GPS 114km.
ODO114km
HUBBO 117km

Good news in the car's odometer is very accurate, but the hubodometer is reading too fast. No good.
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Re: Does this make my car a bus?

Postby Swift » Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:34 am

BanksfielderIdiot823 wrote:
You know what, it's a really good hobby. Interesting too because not every day does one see a hubodometer fixed onto a car's wheel; shows anything is possible when you got the tools. And you can certainly see that interest in the amount of views, so keep 'em coming.


Thanks. I can't help being completely besotted by the things. Heaven is driving beside one on a truck or bus, especially with the unit slightly off centre and the pendulum inside swinging wildly. It just does it for me. :D

Well, the car is now a car again...for now...
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Re: Does this make my car a bus?

Postby Swift » Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:06 pm

I have a bit of a purpose doing this. I want to wind it up to 2000 km for a guy I'm giving it to. It's reading 1353km.

First pic with the wheel off just for fun, as I have seen buses with the wheel removed and the hubbo still on. :)
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Re: Does this make my car a bus?

Postby Swift » Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:01 pm

After one round trip between the central coast and Sydney and a few local runarounds, I got it just shy of the target.
I then fitted this old ratty one in it's place. :!:
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Re: Does this make my car a bus?

Postby Swift » Sun May 12, 2019 10:10 am

Here's one I found fitted on a parked trailer.
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Re: Does this make my car a bus?

Postby Swift » Thu May 23, 2019 3:38 pm

Here's another one. I decided to give it a wipe.
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Re: Does this make my car a bus?

Postby Swift » Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:14 pm

Here's a few I have run into including one literally as I was crossing the road, fitted on a Randwick council Volvo garbage truck (third picture).
I had enough time to pull out the phone and take the shot, before the truck drove away.
Note the more modern electronic one in the second pic. The reading moves with the wheel but the LCD readout rights itself according to position.
I don't like them. I only like the traditional mechanical ones.
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