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ngruzevs

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450SE - Cluster Query
« on: 15 May 2018, 07:05 PM »
I've just recently purchased a UK delivered 79 450SE. Viewing the cluster the speedometer has been changed at some point from MPH to KM. Viewing my cluster, is it the correct speedometer for 4.5 V8?

Additionally if I was to replace clock with tachometer, which tachometer do I need to source (whats the redline for 450SE V8)?
1971 MK2 Jensen Interceptor
1979 W116 450SE
1985 W126 280SE
1987 W126 300SE
1990 W126 420SE
2013 MK7 Golf GTI

Guillaume C

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Re: 450SE - Cluster Query
« Reply #1 on: 16 May 2018, 02:01 AM »
This speedometer is for a 280 (three small lines at 145 km/h).

The 450 4.5 have a speedometer with 1 orange small line at 95 km/h (maximum speed in first gear) and 2 orange small lines at 155 km/h (maximum speed in second gear).

The redline on tachometer for a 450 4,5 is at 5.800 rev/min.


ngruzevs

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Re: 450SE - Cluster Query
« Reply #2 on: 16 May 2018, 01:12 PM »
Thanks for the confirmation.

I'll try and source correct speedometer and tachometer (or cluster)
1971 MK2 Jensen Interceptor
1979 W116 450SE
1985 W126 280SE
1987 W126 300SE
1990 W126 420SE
2013 MK7 Golf GTI

ngruzevs

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1979 W116 450SE
1985 W126 280SE
1987 W126 300SE
1990 W126 420SE
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TJ 450

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Re: 450SE - Cluster Query
« Reply #4 on: 16 May 2018, 07:57 PM »
With the 107 ones, it depends on year as they went electronic in latter years. The proper 450 one should be fairly easy to get you’d think, I’d keep an eye on eBay.

Tim
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ngruzevs

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Re: 450SE - Cluster Query
« Reply #5 on: 16 May 2018, 09:49 PM »
Thanks Tim.

Will keep my eye out.
1971 MK2 Jensen Interceptor
1979 W116 450SE
1985 W126 280SE
1987 W126 300SE
1990 W126 420SE
2013 MK7 Golf GTI