I'm looking at a 560 sl with 66K original. The car is 100% and clean. the only problem is the dash is metric, how much would it be to change over to standard. Also the dealer wants 9,900 with both tops and brand new tires. What do you guys think?
If its that simple i can live with that. What about the tranny gear for the speedo would that have to be changed or is it just the face plate alone?This is a tough one. I have no idea what the cost would be to totally convert it to register miles instead of kilometers and to reset it to miles.
If you just want a reading in MPH and KPH I " think " that replacing the face plate would work as the US model has the markings for both.
Other things to consider in the purchase are the maintenance items. The timing chain system needs service. Guides deteriorate due to age and heat cycles.
There I go thinking again.
I agree why mess with something that works, i just don't want to be bothered with figuring out my speed.the smaller hash marks are the recommended transmission shift points. i think the larger hatched area highest speed when held in 1st gear (i.e. down hills)?
and why bother changing the speedo? if it works, no need in messing with it.
Having lived in Germany 15 years, I'm pretty sure the hash marks are a quick reminder that you're exceeding what I recall is Germany's speed limit within towns--50 km/hr.
I believe that is correct. I shall ask my father, he knows this stuff.Having lived in Germany 15 years, I'm pretty sure the hash marks are a quick reminder that you're exceeding what I recall is Germany's speed limit within towns--50 km/hr.
Can any of our German or European friends confirm?
Comparing your picture with a dual reading face plate it appears the KM markings are in the same place. Once the speedo is out changing face plate is pretty simple. Here I go thinking again but I think the way the miles/kilometers register is controlled by the odometer gears. There is a thread on replacing them in the EGv107. It would be a good idea to change them anyway as they will fail eventually and new gears are only $70.00.If its that simple i can live with that. What about the tranny gear for the speedo would that have to be changed or is it just the face plate alone?
Nothing wrong with cheap, that would be my first choice. I'll look for the thread and see what i can find. Thanks everybody.Wasn't there a guy on PeachParts board that was selling stickers to go on the speedometer a few months ago? You might just want to replace the gears, keep the metric scale, and have a "cheater" scale on the speedo faceplate. That could be your lowest cost and easiest option, but I'm known for looking at the cheapest fix first.