Re: [DML] Odometer removal legality
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Re: [DML] Odometer removal legality



my guess (with no experience to back it up) is that you can prob claim either "estimated mileage" or note that actual mileage is unknown due to broken/replaced speedo (or perhaps a mix of both statements?)

Kevin Abato
Vin# 16680
www.grenexmedia.com 

-----Original Message-----
From: "Michael Conrad" <mike@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 20 Feb 2010 00:52:49 
To: <dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [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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