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  • mch
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    I cant bother with the authority speaker. If indeed the daughter who sold me her parents car, what difference does it make if she is accurate, or in error. I just shared a story. Obviously this is an emotional event.
    Moving forward, the gentleman in Ohio shared his story too, to me in a PM. His pictures did show a full set of gauges that had significant water damage. Speaking with another vendor, he shared his ability to silk screen a new gauge and then service the speedo to correct the 120 to a 160mph. Currently, Ill wait to see what my trusty supplier Dave Thibeault can come up with.
    So, a story shared is a story shared. I am just looking for a true 160 speedo for a 64 Super Hawk as was so clearly written days ago by Xcaliber.

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  • Skip Lackie
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    Originally posted by jnormanh View Post
    That surely sounds like a baloney story to me. Of all the cars I've insured, some high performance, some grocery getters, I've never had an insurance company ever look at any one of them.

    To the extent an insurer would care, the VIN tells the whole story anyway.

    The one car I have insured as a "classic car" with J.C. Taylor, they did ask for a single side profile photo. They didn't ask, and I didn't offer that it has twice the HP it left the factory with.
    I will not disagree that it may be baloney, but it was a common belief about 30-40 years ago. Back around that time, I bought a slightly used Z-28 and insured it as my daily driver. The agent on the phone asked whether it had 4-wheel disc brakes. I said no, but couldn't figure out why they would care. I later heard that that particular run of Camaros only used 4-wheel disc brakes on the 1LE option built for racing. I doubt that -- although it is true that the 4-wheel disc option was only available with the 350 (instead of the 305), a 4.11 rear, bigger sway bars, etc. So that may have been what they were confirming. The 350 by itself (available separately) was indicated in the VIN, but not the other stuff.
    Last edited by Skip Lackie; 08-20-2018, 01:59 PM.

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  • Hawklover
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    Yes indeed no super hawks in 1962
    Originally posted by studegary View Post
    No such thing as a "62 Super Hawk".

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  • WCP
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    mch, purchase a 160 mph faceplate for the 120 mph unit and have it installed and the unit re-calibrated to 160mph. SI or Jon Myer have the faceplates. Bezhawk on this forum may be able to help with the conversion.

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  • Hawklover
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    My treat..........Bio Nardino.......may I pour?? :-)...additionally I'll "spring" for two Cohiba Behike 56's...it will be a very mellow enjoyable day for the two of us.:-)
    Originally posted by tsenecal View Post
    I think a "shot of Grappa" might do us all good. The 60% version.
    Last edited by Hawklover; 08-18-2018, 10:02 AM.

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  • tsenecal
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    I think a "shot of Grappa" might do us all good. The 60% version.

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  • Hawklover
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    LOL......the only "problem" here is your foolish insecurity, not one person on this board is speaking for you, I suggest you return to school and delve into the definition of "opinion"...at this juncture it's time for a trip to Birravina for a shot of Grappa.
    Originally posted by mch View Post
    you are correct Xcalibur, I just want a speedo and not an "authority" to speak for me or others. I suppose my request with the aforementioned information was just too amateurish for such an authority
    BTW I was informed of a 62 Super Hawk being parted out as this car was the victim of a Ohio flood event years ago. The appearance of the speedo and other gauges were just damaged beyond my needs. This forum does provide great assistance from many of not most.
    thanks
    Mark

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  • studegary
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    Originally posted by mch View Post
    you are correct Xcalibur, I just want a speedo and not an "authority" to speak for me or others. I suppose my request with the aforementioned information was just too amateurish for such an authority
    BTW I was informed of a 62 Super Hawk being parted out as this car was the victim of a Ohio flood event years ago. The appearance of the speedo and other gauges were just damaged beyond my needs. This forum does provide great assistance from many of not most.
    thanks
    Mark
    No such thing as a "62 Super Hawk".

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  • jnormanh
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    Originally posted by mch View Post
    Members, I am looking for a 160mph speedo for my 64 Super Hawk. Seems the original owner changed it to a 120mph for insurance reasons
    That surely sounds like a baloney story to me. Of all the cars I've insured, some high performance, some grocery getters, I've never had an insurance company ever look at any one of them.

    To the extent an insurer would care, the VIN tells the whole story anyway.

    The one car I have insured as a "classic car" with J.C. Taylor, they did ask for a single side profile photo. They didn't ask, and I didn't offer that it has twice the HP it left the factory with.
    Last edited by jnormanh; 08-18-2018, 10:16 AM.

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  • jclary
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    Well shucks!... Sometime in the early 1980's, I stuck a 160mph speedometer in my 4 speed '62 Hawk. I probably paid over twenty bucks for it at a swap meet. The original speedometer was working just fine (I might still have it). The reason for the change...It was COOL!!! Nothing more complicated than that! You shoulda seen the crowd that gathered around it at the NASCAR spring race in 1988 when I was invited (along with a crowd of vintage cars) to participate in the parade lap before the race.
    I'm sad 'bout letting go of that car, but now, wishing I had kept that speedometer.
    Great memories.

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  • mch
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    you are correct Xcalibur, I just want a speedo and not an "authority" to speak for me or others. I suppose my request with the aforementioned information was just too amateurish for such an authority
    BTW I was informed of a 62 Super Hawk being parted out as this car was the victim of a Ohio flood event years ago. The appearance of the speedo and other gauges were just damaged beyond my needs. This forum does provide great assistance from many of not most.
    thanks
    Mark

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  • Xcalibur
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    Ah, come on, guys; the fellow just wants a speedo.

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  • 64V-K7
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    With Hagerty, you just tell them the car, the coverage and the value amount online. Hit submit.. No face time, no application, fast insurance for a daily driver. Fairly reasonable. I've used them for years, up to 3 cars at a time

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  • Hawklover
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    As the Bard wrote, "Methinks thou dost protest too much" Candidly I proffered an opinion, you seem to be a way bit too thin skinned.."Methinks"...how can you say I speak for you??.....kind of a silly thing to suggest. The amount of capital that you invested into this car is your business. You can assume anything you want concerning the previous owner. I am quite sure once the car is finished you will post pictures so that the assembled masses on this board can go ooh and ahh and give you a warm and fuzzy feeling.
    Originally posted by mch View Post
    Hawklover, you need never to speak on my behalf; again.
    for IvoryDan a& TWC Champ, Regarding the information I was told by the daughter, when the car was purchased and delivered new in CA, at that time for reasons unknown, the owner changed the speedo as he either thought, was told, or otherwise that the 160 speedo would cause his insurance rates to increase. Since I was not there, I am receiving the information from the daughter to be what it was.
    This is a totally rust free car with 54K original miles. I had the car totally disassembled for the outcome I wanted. Other than carpet & headliner, the interior is in great shape. A/C is very cold & the car drives fast & straight. I think by September this will be another concours winner.

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  • tsenecal
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    When I placed insurance on my Hawk, the agent asked a list of standard questions regarding standard equipment, and any modifications that were added. Obviously, a street legal race car, would be more risk to insure, than a grocery getter. The list included standard performance add ons, and the last one on the list, whether it had a parachute. I can see where a 160 mph speedometer could portray the car as "high performance".

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