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Old 05-14-2013, 03:59 PM
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1958 220S speedometer markings

Would anyone know the purpose of the three small dots on the face of the speedometer?

The "hash marks" I II and III indicate maximum speeds in first, second, and third gear.

But what does the white dot near 10mph, green dot near 20, and yellow (?) near 30 indicate?

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Old 05-17-2013, 07:59 PM
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The owners manual, a PDF of which is on-line, only says 'the red dots are recommended shift points'.
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Old 05-17-2013, 08:02 PM
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yep - shift points are clearly marked with the red "hash marks". But even the workshop manual seems to ignore those three colored dots. Could be down-shift marks, but why the different colors unless there's some color-code to the gears?

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Old 05-17-2013, 10:30 PM
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Am I crazy or colorblind? I do not see the red hash marks
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Old 05-17-2013, 11:59 PM
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I think the dots are for cars with the Hydrak clutch.

Btw, that sure is a nice looking instrument cluster and dash, do you have the ivory or black steering wheel?
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Old 05-18-2013, 12:32 PM
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yep - shift points are clearly marked with the red "hash marks". But even the workshop manual seems to ignore those three colored dots. Could be down-shift marks, but why the different colors unless there's some color-code to the gears?

Tom
I agree there must be something to them and it would be nice to find out what they are for.

Have you dropped a query to the Classic Center? You can't be the only person who is wondering about this.
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Old 05-18-2013, 04:38 PM
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I was told by a speedometer repair shop they were for calibration use. Made sense to me.
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