Randall Young wrote:
> > But someone told me that if I want to roll back. I just hook the
> > speedometer
> > to a drill and let 'er rip. That should set it to 00000 in no time.
> That seems to be a popular myth, but IMO it's only a myth. First of all,
> the odometer does not work in reverse (only the 1/10 digit will move
> backwards). Ok, that's not what you said. Turning it forward isn't much
> better, basically an ordinary drill motor can only manage less than 100 mph
> equivalent (roughly 2000 rpm at the speedo head). To turn it forward as
> little as 1000 miles is going to take 10 hours ...
> And even if you had a motor capable of turning the shaft at 10,000 rpm, it
> would likely destroy the speedometer.
It is my experience that the speedometers will turn back if connected to a
drill in reversed. They will also run forward with the drill. Problem is
that it is a slow painful process that is not worth the effort unless the
odometer is very close to 100000 or zero.
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