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Old 24-05-2013, 08:59 AM   #1
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Hi im doing the st170 box conversion an I see this on the net
http://www.highperformancepontiac.com/t ... converter/
has anyone seen anything like this in the UK



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looks brilliant i would buy one for a mtx if available so i could use original clocks
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I got an email back from Abbot about the Cable X an they seem to think it will be fine they supply the right push fit to fit the stranded fiesta speedo an they wont $514.95 delivered witch is about £341 then there will be import tax to go on top
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sounds expensive but when you compare to buying and installing digital dash etc plus it keeps the car looking original inside etc
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yeah should work out about £400 ish witch is expensive really but will get to keep original clocks seems like the only way to go for me have bin looking at digital dash lay out but really don't like the look of any of em an really wona keep the car looking OE going to be hard with a 2.1 Zetec turbo with 6 speed box under the bonnet but even that im trying to get that looking like its has always bin there is hard work lol
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www.speedycables.co.uk can convert the clocks, but they arent cheap by any means.

I have one of those Abbot-X boxes if you're interested ? I used it on my car for a few years until I ditched the old mechanical clocks.
Mine has a short cable, about 16" long to old Ford clocks fitment. Again, the cable I had made by speedycables.
Abbot X werent able to supply me with one as they werent familiar with the car.

On my car it worked fine up to about 100mph, after that it stopped working. Not sure why, might have been the cable route was too tight and too difficult for the motor to turn, as in order to fit it behind my dash, I had to do a full 180deg turn

Also read this thread. Not sure if they ever got a working unit yet.

http://ls1tech.com/forums/conversion...-solution.html


Only other option might be to see if the box can be converted for a mechanical output. Not always easy though.

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Yeah something that goes on the back of the Speedo would be good so what would you be looking for your one
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