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    I was talking to a friend of mine and he asked me if I was going to rollback the odometer on my build as it is essentially a new car. It was a total frame off restoration and I was wondering if there is a practice or standard that is acceptable.

    Thanks in advance.
    1976 TR6 originally white now Porsche Voodoo Blue
    Frame off resto started May 2015
    Tshirts and TA boxes replaced
    Diff braced and reinforced
    Engine and head rebuilt
    Header and Intake ported
    SS exhaust
    Floors repaired, new metal at rear bumper mounting points
    New Rockers
    AAW wiring - GM alternator
    Complete suspension and brake rebuild, poly bushings

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    I rolled mine back. Yes, it was essentially a new car, but my real reasoning was that since the speedo was not working for much of the car's life, the dial reading had no real significance anyway.

    Contrary to common belief, it's not illegal to roll the odometer back in most if not all states. What is illegal is to fail to disclose that the odometer reading doesn't reflect the true mileage on the car.

    Ed
    For just a little more, you can do it yourself!

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    • #3
      +1 on Ed's comment. You must disclose that the odometer is not correct if you sell the car. Otherwise you are committing a crime.
      1976 TR-6 BRG - CF57239U
      Carbs by Poolboy
      Rear Camber Kit, Rear Hubs by Goodparts
      Gear Reduction Starter by TSI
      Distributor by British Vacuum

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      • #4
        Interesting question. When I rebuilt my engine, I did not reset the speedometer. It has since rolled over, for the 2nd time, so maybe I should have. The gauges should go to 1 million before zeroing out, like Jags.
        I remember when I replaced the speedo with new, rebuilt, zeroed instrument, I waited to install it until the original zeroed out for the first time. There have been only very short periods of time, that the speedo was not working. so the 200,000+ miles on the chassis is accurate.
        CF1634U+O Pimento/Chestnut
        2nd owner, since 1975
        Now in Fair Oaks, CA

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        • #5
          +1 on ed_h’s comment. I used the same reasoning. Before things got so crazy on eBay, I got a spare speedometer for short money. My plan was to refurbish my original and roll back the odometer, But I didn’t dare try it on the original. So I did it on my spare. Warning it is not simple matter of “rolling” the digits to where you want them. You have to disassemble the entire assembly and reassemble it back in the zero positions the allof the little gears and pawls. Send the family and the dog out for a walk before you try it.

          cygan

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          • #6
            Yeah, I’m with Cygan to a point. When I did my resto I didn’t roll it back because it is a PITA and you can actually break the speedo and also because I didn’t replace everything on the car so I wanted some kind of actual miles record for those items for my son. When I did the resto the odometer worked and read 66k and I thought that based on condition of things, that seemed real. It’s got 78k on it now so the things I did replace or rebuild have 12k miles on them.
            I72 Pimento w/overdrive

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Anthony View Post
              I was talking to a friend of mine and he asked me if I was going to rollback the odometer on my build as it is essentially a new car. It was a total frame off restoration and I was wondering if there is a practice or standard that is acceptable.

              Thanks in advance.
              Acceptable would be to leave it alone and document when it was done.
              JMO...
              I'm really not that interesting...

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