Q: Safequard Speedo (442) with Rally Gauges (444)
I have a line on a speed warning set up for my Bird. Mine was missing when I got the car, and PHS listed it as being installed on my Bird. Needless to say, I’d like to have it back. I just recently installed rally gauge’s in my car, and the speed warning is standard style. I called a speedo shop ( in Hemmings ) and asked if I could “combine” the two unit’s into one. The gentleman said no problem, $65, an hour labor. It seems to me I only need to change the face of the speedo from non rally to rally style. Do you all agree ? Can this be done ? If not, then I’ll keep holding out for what I want. I remember asking about changing a `67 to a `68 face, and I was told no way. But these are both `68 speedo’s.
A: If I recall correctly (memory check needed), in the years of our beloved Firebirds the option books stated that Rally Gauges and Speed Minder were not available as a combined option. Check the option lists elsewhere on the First Gen Firebird site, or wait until tonight so I can dig out my 1968 Accessories and Options brochure – I’ll look it up for you.
A: I checked the order sheet for 1968 and it says nothing about availability of speed minder with Rally gauges. I also checked the Pontiac Accessory Group catalog and it does list a separate option for both but no footnotes stating this not available with that etc.
It is group 44 and option codes are:
Safeguard Speedo 442
Rally gauges 444
so if you had both, the group 44 # would be 446
I have heard of speedminder rally gauge sets for sale but they are very hard to find.I did see a 1968 Firebird at a local show years ago that had the speedminder,rally gauges and headrest buckets.
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