Interior and Upholstery 140 Mph Ford Motorsport Guage On 88

BlakeusMaximus

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Hey guys I'm new to the forum. I had a question. I have an 88 GT and I'm wondering why the bottom of my 140 mph Speedometer says FORD Motorsport on it. I've owned 4 fox body's and none of them or anybody that I've known that has had Foxbody's says that on the speedo. Just curious. Kinda cool. I know that they came with 85 speedos from the factory.
 
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TOOLOW91

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Hey guys I'm new to the forum. I had a question. I have an 88 GT and I'm wondering why the bottom of my 140 mph Speedometer says FORD Motorsport on it. I've owned 4 fox body's and none of them or anybody that I've known that has had Foxbody's says that on the speedo. Just curious. Kinda cool. I know that they came with 85 speedos from the factory.
You sort of answered your own question . Due to government standards or something they were all 85mph until mid year 1989 . Motorsport sold 140 and 160 speedos that dropped in the cluster . They fetch decent money too .
 

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Aftermarket speedo you could purchase.

They are cool, but now knowing the speedo has been changed, it would be difficult to know if the mileage on the car is correct
 

BlakeusMaximus

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Yeah I know they were 85 until 89, I guess my question was why I had that one. Did the factory put it in? Aftermarket? If it's aftermarket when did they make those. I was curious about the mileage due to having that speedo. When were they available for purchase. I bought another one and both my original and the other one I bought show over 100k. Do it had to be a long time ago. Just curious.




Aftermarket speedo you could purchase.

They are cool, but now knowing the speedo has been changed, it would be difficult to know if the mileage on the car is correct
 

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Not original but could be purchased and dealer installed or installed after the fact. It could have been installed 20 years ago...or 2 years ago.

I installed a 140mph speedo in my 88 myself, but took care to disassemble the odometer and match the miles up. This was critical to me. Now to someone else, it may not matter and they just slap it in and keep driving
 

BlakeusMaximus

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I bought another one because my original one started making noise, jumping around everywhere. That one is doing it too. I replaced the cable and speed sensor, properly lubing the cable. How do you repair the gauge? I've cleaned it and still does the same thing. Does it need to be rebuilt? I'm out of ideas.
 
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