I will soon be getting my first car, a '78 242 volvo. The car is in good shape, exept the odometer is not working. I grabed a dash from a 260 at the junkyard. Got lucky; all of the gears in the speedomiter/ odometer look good. Now when I get my car, I can replace the gears and hopefully have a working odometer. Anyhoo, I when I have the thing dissasembled, I would like to reset the thing so that it recordes "my" miles on the car (kinda like having a new car, but uh, not). Now, I have glanced at the dmv's odometer fraud pages to see if this is illegal , but they seem to be about selling a car with less miles then are relly on the car. I never plan to sell this car, hell, I wouldn't let anyone else drive in it, so it's not illegal, right? The car has some 200,000 miles on it, but the odometer has 60,000 (hey, a good selling point! Just don't tell anyone it hasn't moved in 15 years! ). Anyone know if it is illegal to reset an odometer even if you are not selling the car? I gess I could just leve it at 60,000 and let it go from there, but seeing it pass it's first mile would be very cool.
Any and all info appreciated. Thanks!
PS: Spellcheck doesn't work, sorry for any errors