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    Default Wtb: marquis 140 speedometer

    I want to buy a mercury marquis 140 speedometer PayPal ready. Or does anyone know what year they came in. I need one ASAP I didnít even know they existed picture was taken by Grand Marquis Gt if yíall know where thereís one at let me know.
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    Based on everything I've seen around here, those speedometers are believed to have come in Marquis models between '80-'82. Of course, who knows how many police package Mercurys actually made it out and how many still exist at this point.

    Fun fact about these, there's an early and late style. Your picture shows the late style.

    Here's an early one:


    Earlier models have the triangular turn signal indicators versus arrows, a counter-weighted fuel gauge with a wider sweep, a smaller hi-beam indicator with no pictogram, and text based warning lamps (different positions too). It also appears the shift indicators have a sleeve over them for AOD cars vs SelectShift cars. That might be a '80 only thing though.

    I won't lie, I certainly opened mine up to ensure everything was good inside and needed to make a small adjustment to the gas gauge since it was contacting the hash area, so I got to really look at the differences between the later cluster setups and early models.


    The real issue you'll run into is 1.) Availability, and 2.) Cost. I didn't get mine cheap, to be fair, but they're not easy to come by.


    Not trying to derail, just rambling. Best of luck in your search.

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    +1
    Extremely rare. Everything KW said matches what I've read about them.
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    May want to check out https://www.bobsspeedometer.com/

    They can probably convert to whatever speed you’d like. Then you could have a 200mph one...

    I think the easiest (cheapest?) way would be a get a Canadian version and have them convert to MPH. They are like 110ish MPH... which is about all I’d ever really want to do in a box.
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    a member here had two of them.
    he sold one to tom.
    these are unobtanium. i think it was minnesota that used the grand marquis police car for 2 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lincolnmania View Post
    a member here had two of them.
    he sold one to tom.
    these are unobtanium. i think it was minnesota that used the grand marquis police car for 2 years.
    Here in Texas 70mph is the speed limits but most people drive 85 on the highway since Texas is so big. i think this is like 95 mph haha. I really donít need 140 but 100 or 120 would do just fine. Also my suspension is fully rebuilt so I some what trust it. Whatís the difference from the Canadian version. I need to look in to that
    https://www.bobsspeedometer.com/1/120/index.asp
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    Canadian clusters read like 180 KPH or roughly 110 MPH. IIRC, there's also a yellow stripe that starts after 120 KPH that goes to the end of the gauge. Essentially you'll just have MPH in the minor range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kodachrome Wolf View Post
    Canadian clusters read like 180 KPH or roughly 110 MPH. IIRC, there's also a yellow stripe that starts after 120 KPH that goes to the end of the gauge. Essentially you'll just have MPH in the minor range.
    Do you have any pictures of how it looks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elias View Post
    Do you have any pictures of how it looks
    This is a 1983 non-police Canadian cluster:



    As you can see, it goes to 180km/h (about 110mph), but the main unit is km/h.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kishy View Post
    This is a 1983 non-police Canadian cluster:



    As you can see, it goes to 180km/h (about 110mph), but the main unit is km/h.
    I can’t see any pictures
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    That looks so freaking bad ass
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    If anyone has one please dm me or know how has one let me know price I really want one.

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    Just a reminder that the odometer measures in kilometers not miles. Could probably be changed over.
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    i assume you are after the 140 speedo specifically and not the 85?
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    Quote Originally Posted by marquis_82_withneons View Post
    i assume you are after the 140 speedo specifically and not the 85?
    Yes the 145

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