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sed0007
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question re 356 speedos

Post by sed0007 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:29 pm

356 speedos have a 'green zone' between like 25 and 45 mph. I know what the green zone on the TACH means, but am curious to know what the green zone on the speedo denotes....any one care to conjecture? vw freak here, former 914-6 owner, also 2 ghias, 1 beetle, 1 van and a 411 too!... :?: :?:

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Re: question re 356 speedos

Post by Moss64C » Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:16 pm

I was told years ago it had to do with speed limits around town in Germany....

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Re: question re 356 speedos

Post by FJCamper » Fri Apr 04, 2014 3:26 pm

Hi Sed0007,

Because the VW did not have a tach, the green zones were there to indicate shift point speed in gears.

I don't have one in front of me right now to look at, but I remember the max speed in each gear actually corrosponded to the synchro shift point. You could shift there without the clutch. I actually did this the first time I found out about the green zones. It was a lot of fun.

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Re: question re 356 speedos

Post by Jadewombat » Sat Apr 05, 2014 7:32 am

Bugs had these shift points, too. My '71 Super had slight I, II, and III marks on the speedo. I want to say 4th gear was 45mph.

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Re: question re 356 speedos

Post by Lars S » Sun Jun 01, 2014 12:30 am

Moss64C wrote:I was told years ago it had to do with speed limits around town in Germany....
I agree, green zone is in town speed limit ....digits I, II, III (if any) are shifting points.



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