Day 12 – Rolling back the odometer…

Normally this is illegal… But I had to – and it’s not illegal in this case.

As a tribute to the piece of heavy machinery it came from, we’re including a time elapsed odometer from the forklift on the electric car. It’ll tell you how many hours the car has been on.

Taking it apart, and reseting it! Do not attempt, it is illegal to roll these things back.

Taking it apart, and resetting it! Do not attempt! It is illegal to roll these things back.

With a little help from my screwdriver I pried the case apart. Removed some gears to let the dials spin freely, reset everything to zero, and put all the gears back in place. Making a new housing for it out of a spray paint can lid – a perfect fit! Once the casing is done, I’ll post more pictures. Still looking for the perfect place for it on the dashboard.

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~ by James on November 16, 2008.

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