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mustang68mustangs
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posted 12-02-2001 11:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustang68mustangs   Click Here to Email mustang68mustangs     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Has anyone ever installed aftermarket gauges like autometer in their 67 or 68 dash bezel.Whats involved and what sizes fit? It looks like I have to remove the whole metal assembly that holds the stock gauges.
Have you guys ever used Auto meters electric speedos.

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Ken
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posted 12-02-2001 03:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken   Click Here to Email Ken     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Try this link, its right off of our own Sam's (Sam's Place) web site .....
http://www.geocities.com/~mustangs68/inst.html .....it don't get no better than this .

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unklshu
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posted 12-02-2001 04:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for unklshu   Click Here to Email unklshu     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I tell you what , I also did the gauge change in my 68, but I didn't do as nice a job as that.
I used autometer gauges and put in a ne Speedometer, tach and vacumn gauge. I believe the 1st 2 are 5 inch gauges and the other one is 2 1/8. I have yet to put in a new gas gauge because no one can tell me which one will work with my old car.
I also run a 3 piece cluster under the radio that has oil preasure, volts, and temp, these are 2 5/8 inch gauges.

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JAAZZY
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posted 12-03-2001 01:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JAAZZY     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have an Autometer gas gauge in my 65. It hooks right up to the stock sending unit. You adjust it to read full after it is installed. It has worked fine for many years now.


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Originally posted by unklshu:
I tell you what , I also did the gauge change in my 68, but I didn't do as nice a job as that.
I used autometer gauges and put in a ne Speedometer, tach and vacumn gauge. I believe the 1st 2 are 5 inch gauges and the other one is 2 1/8. I have yet to put in a new gas gauge because no one can tell me which one will work with my old car.
I also run a 3 piece cluster under the radio that has oil preasure, volts, and temp, these are 2 5/8 inch gauges.


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mustang68mustangs
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posted 12-03-2001 09:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustang68mustangs   Click Here to Email mustang68mustangs     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Ken that is a very good link.I think Im gonna try to find another metal back piece so I dont have to cut mine up .
Ukishu that is correct about the gas gauge I believe the 73-12 ohm for pre 79 that works I bought one, an auto meter sport-comp and never used it because I went with a fuel cell which had a GM sender in it 0-90 ohm.

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mustang68mustangs
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posted 12-03-2001 09:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustang68mustangs   Click Here to Email mustang68mustangs     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Ken that is a very good link.I think Im gonna try to find another metal back piece so I dont have to cut mine up .
Unkishu that is correct about the gas gauge I believe the 73-12 ohm for pre 79 that works I bought one, an auto meter sport-comp and never used it because I went with a fuel cell which had a GM sender in it 0-90 ohm.

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mustang68mustangs
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posted 12-03-2001 10:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustang68mustangs   Click Here to Email mustang68mustangs     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I dont know why my replys arent showing up but ill try this again.
Ken thanks for the link its really good except I cant find VDO or Auto meter 2 1/8" gauges only 2 1/16 or 2 5/8".I'm gonna try to find another back piece so I dont have to cut mine up.
Unkishu the fuel gauge for pre 79 73-12 ohm will work with the stock sending unit Auto Meter.I bought a 2 5/8 for mine but ended up going to a fuel cell that has a GM sender 0-90 ohms.
Again thanks for the replies!
Bob

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67resto-coupe
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posted 12-04-2001 01:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67resto-coupe   Click Here to Email 67resto-coupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
anyone got any links for tach and speedo upgrades for 67-68's? i'm particularly interested in white face/blue backlit guages....thanks....jeff

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mustangs68
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posted 12-04-2001 06:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jeff,
in some 68's the "globe" around the light is blue some are clear.I'll look around and see if I can find the box with the spare INST Cluster parts and get you some photo expamlea of them.
As for the white face gauges I saw somewhere these for sale to fit the orginal speedo ect..guys anyone remeber who sold them?

Oh BTW, Welcome to Mustangsandmore!

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67resto-coupe
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posted 12-05-2001 01:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67resto-coupe   Click Here to Email 67resto-coupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
well, i know that haneline and jme make kits that are fitted with autometer guages. i think they use a 5" speedo and 5" tach, with the supporting guages in 2 1/8. only thing is that the jme piece is in the $700 range, complete bolt in piece, though and haneline is maybe around $300, can't remember. i was just thinking i may want to try to save my money and do the fitting myself, know what i mean? thanks for anyone's do-it-yourself tips on the speedo and tach.
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Greenstang
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posted 12-05-2001 01:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greenstang   Click Here to Email Greenstang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I saw a 68 with Auto meters in it at the last mustnags Plus car show. It looked like they would fit in nicely, either pulled from their case, or sitting in the bezel with the gauge ring sticking out forward of the chrome bezel.
It's on my list of things to play with...
the $700 that JME wants could go towards a t-5 swap pretty nicely.. or the fiberglass leaves/panhard combo, or etc. etc.

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mustang68mustangs
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posted 12-06-2001 04:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustang68mustangs   Click Here to Email mustang68mustangs     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
just a small correction. But no one makes 2 1/8 gauges only 2 1/16 or 2 5/8 . I guess a 1/16 wouldnt make much difference though.

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