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#2425746 - 12/30/17 09:59 AM 68 Road Runner Speedo Lens Lettering-Some With or Without???
440PURSUIT Offline
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Registered: 12/17/04
Posts: 1414
Loc: DC, MD Suburbs
Why do some RR, GTX, Coronet 68-69-70 Speedo lenses have the switch calloouts on the lower lens?

Different Suppliers? There is only 1 part # for the lens in the 68 Parts Book???

I recall using my as bought in '97 lens. when googling pics I see Hemi Cars, AC Cars, GTX etc with either lettered or non-lettering


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1969 Hemi Charger R/T,
1969 Charger RT Clone
1969 Charger Pro Tour Project
1971 Barracuda Convert
1970 440 6pack Superbird,
1968 Fury I Police Pursuit 440 Super Commando 2 door sedan (Black/Blue)
1969 Dart GTS 340 Convert
1967 Barracuda Convert
1968 Barracuda Coupe
1972 Road Runner 340-4
1972 Charger Rallye 400-4
1972 Charger w 383
1972 Sebring Plus 440-6 Clone
1967 A100
1969 Coronet Pro Street
2009 Challengeer SRT8 stick
2006 Dodge Magnum 5.7
2017 3500 Dually

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#2425751 - 12/30/17 10:04 AM Re: 68 Road Runner Speedo Lens Lettering-Some With or Without??? [Re: 440PURSUIT]
440PURSUIT Offline
pro stock

Registered: 12/17/04
Posts: 1414
Loc: DC, MD Suburbs
Ive also noticed that the Speedo #'s on the Lens appear larger and crisper on the "non-Switch Lettered" lens
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1969 Hemi Charger R/T,
1969 Charger RT Clone
1969 Charger Pro Tour Project
1971 Barracuda Convert
1970 440 6pack Superbird,
1968 Fury I Police Pursuit 440 Super Commando 2 door sedan (Black/Blue)
1969 Dart GTS 340 Convert
1967 Barracuda Convert
1968 Barracuda Coupe
1972 Road Runner 340-4
1972 Charger Rallye 400-4
1972 Charger w 383
1972 Sebring Plus 440-6 Clone
1967 A100
1969 Coronet Pro Street
2009 Challengeer SRT8 stick
2006 Dodge Magnum 5.7
2017 3500 Dually

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#2425774 - 12/30/17 10:43 AM Re: 68 Road Runner Speedo Lens Lettering-Some With or Without??? [Re: 440PURSUIT]
RJS Offline
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Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 5652
Loc: JERSEY
From what I remember it was an early (with) and late (without) thing.
Mainly because it was too cluttered with the writing.
Ron

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#2425794 - 12/30/17 11:15 AM Re: 68 Road Runner Speedo Lens Lettering-Some With or Without??? [Re: 440PURSUIT]
440PURSUIT Offline
pro stock

Registered: 12/17/04
Posts: 1414
Loc: DC, MD Suburbs
my Car was built 11/6/67
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1969 Hemi Charger R/T,
1969 Charger RT Clone
1969 Charger Pro Tour Project
1971 Barracuda Convert
1970 440 6pack Superbird,
1968 Fury I Police Pursuit 440 Super Commando 2 door sedan (Black/Blue)
1969 Dart GTS 340 Convert
1967 Barracuda Convert
1968 Barracuda Coupe
1972 Road Runner 340-4
1972 Charger Rallye 400-4
1972 Charger w 383
1972 Sebring Plus 440-6 Clone
1967 A100
1969 Coronet Pro Street
2009 Challengeer SRT8 stick
2006 Dodge Magnum 5.7
2017 3500 Dually

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#2425815 - 12/30/17 11:33 AM Re: 68 Road Runner Speedo Lens Lettering-Some With or Without??? [Re: RJS]
A12 Offline
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Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 18058
Loc: N.E. OHIO, USA
Originally Posted By RJS
From what I remember it was an early (with) and late (without) thing.
Mainly because it was too cluttered with the writing.
Ron


Again as in the FMVSS regs for non or low reflective areas in front of the driver FMVSS NO. 101 called for the controls to be identified (labeled) effective (1-1-68) but NOT illuminated until (9-1-72) Maybe Chrysler decided to meet the phase in '72 illuminated regulation early in '68 and found it to not only be a little confusing (as Ron stated), not cost effective and redundant with only having to highlight in white the control name above the control. Which brings up the question if the white paint was slightly reflective and we've been using the incorrect paint forever for the labeling?????


Edited by A12 (12/30/17 11:35 AM)

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