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Old 08-16-2002, 12:21 PM   #1
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I want to eventually have the governor removed on my Bonnie. I know it'* electronically done through the computer, but my question is what about the speedo'* meter?? As far as I know, it'* not good to restrict the needle, but it will hit the steering columm hump after 200 . What can I do to prevent any damage caused by it ? I know I can cut down the needle.. but in order for it to reach all the way around, the needle will probably be only a 2 centremetres long ( which in that case.. I might as well take the needle off ) . And I rather not go that way.


I know on my Cavalier.. I just simply have a kill switch for the speed sensor.. when the governor is about to kick in.. flick the switch.. the needle goes to zero.. you know you're going faster then the governor would allow you.. you just don't know how much more
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Well there is going to be a pillar pod offer up on my site within the month and on that unit you could put on an alternative speed dial. That way you could switch off the main one and leave on the pod one.

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Killing the cluster'* gauge will NOT effect the RPM limiter. there is 3 units used to control speed: 1) The ECM of course; 2) the Transmission Governor in the transmission; 3) Vehicle Speeed Sensor on the transmission extension housing.
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for some reason i don't think it hurts the needle when it gets buried... since it'* not driven by a cable and just by electronics i don't think burying it for a few seconds is going to do any harm...
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I have to agree with Greg on this one. I've buried a couple of speedo'* and they have always worked perfectly after. I wouldn't worry about it.
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I forget about my bonneville without going out and looking, but I know on my moms saab convertible and my dads 2002 sable there are actually pins sticking out at the 120 MPH mark (180 MPH on the Saab ) for the needle to "rest" on if it ever was buried. I highly doubt it would hurt it at all in any car, regardless.

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As far as I know, it'* not good to restrict the needle, but it will hit the steering columm hump after 200 .
I hope we are talking KPH here! Otherwise, If your worried about your needle hitting the column hump at 200 MPH .... Well, ummm, I wouldnt worry about it getting that high unless you plan on replacing Tony Stewart'* Grand Prix with your Bonneville and letting him drive that for NASCAR :P
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I forget about my bonneville without going out and looking, but I know on my moms saab convertible and my dads 2002 sable there are actually pins sticking out at the 120 MPH mark (180 MPH on the Saab ) for the needle to "rest" on if it ever was buried. I highly doubt it would hurt it at all in any car, regardless.

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As far as I know, it'* not good to restrict the needle, but it will hit the steering columm hump after 200 .
I hope we are talking KPH here! Otherwise, If your worried about your needle hitting the column hump at 200 MPH .... Well, ummm, I wouldnt worry about it getting that high unless you plan on replacing Tony Stewart'* Grand Prix with your Bonneville and letting him drive that for NASCAR :P
I wish it was 200 MPH.. then I wouldnt be bitchin and moaning ha haha... it'* kmh.... humm... stock car Bonneville.... Maybe it'* time to take my car up North to visit a friend who does stock cars... ( what'* under the hood ??.. 350 bored out 40 with 2 4 barrel carbs twin turbo'd ... and NAWZ ?!?!? ha ha ha ) I wish...
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>>I hope we are talking KPH here! Otherwise, If your worried about your needle hitting the column hump at 200 MPH .... Well, ummm, I wouldnt worry about it getting that high unless you plan on replacing Tony Stewart'* Grand Prix with your Bonneville and letting him drive that for NASCAR :P

>>I wish it was 200 MPH.. then I wouldnt be bitchin and moaning ha haha... it'* kmh.... humm... stock car Bonneville.... Maybe it'* time to take my car up North to visit a friend who does stock cars... ( what'* under the hood ??.. 350 bored out 40 with 2 4 barrel carbs twin turbo'd ... and NAWZ ?!?!? ha ha ha ) I wish...

Actually, it is possible for a Bonneville to go over 200MPH. This my be old news for some, but, what-the-hell.

p.*. there are pics too.

http://www.poc-uk.org/HTML/Articles/...Salt_Flats.htm
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