[DML] Odometer removal legality
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[DML] Odometer removal legality

Hi, I was wondering if anyone knows anything about odometer legal issues  
for classic cars.

I popped an angle drive a few weeks ago (probably the result of taking the  
car out of a warm garage and then leaving it in a below-freezing parking  
lot for a few hours, and having frozen moisture in things).

The car is already over 100K mi (so the reading is no longer a literal  
count anyway), and I've been meaning to make my own electronic instrument  
panel for quite a while, and figured this might be a great opportunity.   
What I plan to do is measure revolution counts of the rear axle with an  
electronic sensor, and use that for an electronic spedometer and odometer  
and fuel economy calculations.

I am planning to put in my own instrument panel, and I want to preserve  
the old one in case I ever want to reverse this.  However, the odometer is  
built in.

Does anyone know^H^H^H^H have vague non-legally-liable hints about the  
legality of simply removing the odometer from the car?  I knows its  
illegal to falsify the mileage reading, but what if you simply don't make  
a mileage claim?  Since the car is over 107K, I don't think it'd affect  
the value of the car much, and I don't ever plan to sell it anyway.

Thoughts?  Insights?  War stories?

-Mike C


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