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Ken
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From: Prospect, Ct. M&M Member No. 31 MCA Member 49299
Registered: Jun 99

posted 05-17-2002 11:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken        Reply w/Quote
Can someone tell me the diameter of the original Shelby tachs in the 65's ?? I know theres no way of mounting a 3 3/4 Autometer up there, it hits the windshield !!!

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Ken
1965 Springtime Yellow Coupe - 302GT40-4spd
Edlebrock RPM Air Gap - 670cfm Holley Street Avenger
and much, MUCH MORE !!!
My 1965 Photo Page
1995 5.0 Laser Red - 5spd - Coupe

Ken
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From: Prospect, Ct. M&M Member No. 31 MCA Member 49299
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posted 05-19-2002 07:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken        Reply w/Quote
.....TTT !!!!

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Conciousness - that annoying time between naps.

Ken
1965 Springtime Yellow Coupe - 302GT40-4spd
Edlebrock RPM Air Gap - 670cfm Holley Street Avenger
and much, MUCH MORE !!!
My 1965 Photo Page
1995 5.0 Laser Red - 5spd - Coupe

SteveLaRiviere
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From: Saco, Maine
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posted 05-22-2002 06:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
Do you mean in the blister that sits in the middle of the dash?

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Ken
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From: Prospect, Ct. M&M Member No. 31 MCA Member 49299
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posted 05-22-2002 07:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken        Reply w/Quote
No Steve, I believe those were in the 66's. In 65 I think it was just the tach screwed to the top of the dash .

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Conciousness - that annoying time between naps.

Ken
1965 Springtime Yellow Coupe - 302GT40-4spd
Edlebrock RPM Air Gap - 670cfm Holley Street Avenger
and much, MUCH MORE !!!
My 1965 Photo Page
1995 5.0 Laser Red - 5spd - Coupe

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 05-22-2002 08:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
You don't want to use one of those? They look pretty cool.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 M code 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 open
'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip

MCA Member # 47773

"Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd."
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Ken
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From: Prospect, Ct. M&M Member No. 31 MCA Member 49299
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posted 05-22-2002 09:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken        Reply w/Quote
I'm torn between these mounting options:
1. The Shelby Tach on top of the dash (sorta ruins a good dash pad).
2. 3 3/4" Autometer Sport Comp. on the steering column (offset to the right).
3. Same Autometer on the floor hump sorta up under the dash (kinda tough to see without really taking your eyes off the road).

I don't really know how those 66 Shelby Tach pods attach to the dash !!! Does anyone have any preferences as to where they put their tachs in their 65's ??

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Conciousness - that annoying time between naps.

Ken
1965 Springtime Yellow Coupe - 302GT40-4spd
Edlebrock RPM Air Gap - 670cfm Holley Street Avenger
and much, MUCH MORE !!!
My 1965 Photo Page
1995 5.0 Laser Red - 5spd - Coupe

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 05-22-2002 09:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
I certainly wouldn't ruin a good dash pad.

What about a Rally Pac?

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 M code 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 open
'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip

MCA Member # 47773

"Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd."
- Voltaire

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 05-22-2002 09:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
Look how cool Mike's {kcode} dash looks:

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 M code 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 open
'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip

MCA Member # 47773

"Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd."
- Voltaire

V8 Thumper
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From: Phoenix, Arizona
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posted 05-22-2002 09:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper        Reply w/Quote
The 'Shelby pod' mounts in the depression between the two humps on the dash, right in the center. It's got a 'teardrop' shape and sports a tach and an oil pressure (or maybe fuel pressure?) gage, the tach being the larger of the two. I've seen them advertised, I think Branda has them. You can probably see a pic of it on the website

Oh hey! Steve to the rescue again

[This message has been edited by V8 Thumper (edited 05-22-2002).]

Ken
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From: Prospect, Ct. M&M Member No. 31 MCA Member 49299
Registered: Jun 99

posted 05-22-2002 09:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken        Reply w/Quote
I know, Mike's set-up looks GREAT Steve . But how do they attach....might end up ruining the dash pad too ???
Thumper....I've seen them in a few catalogs for only around $20.00 !!!
Decisions, decisions, decisions ?!?!?
And I still haven't gotten an answer to the original question !!!

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Conciousness - that annoying time between naps.

Ken
1965 Springtime Yellow Coupe - 302GT40-4spd
Edlebrock RPM Air Gap - 670cfm Holley Street Avenger
and much, MUCH MORE !!!
My 1965 Photo Page
1995 5.0 Laser Red - 5spd - Coupe

65racecoupe
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From: Tempe, AZ,
Registered: May 2002

posted 05-23-2002 05:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65racecoupe        Reply w/Quote
OK, I have to get a shelby dash tach now. There is no other option. That interior is kick *** .

Do you think it would look better with GT or 66 instrument bezel, the one with the circular guages? I kinda like it with the long guage, which is what I have but thinking of converting.

I also wanted new seats for my front, but I might change my mind and keep the stock. That standard interior looks great with the dash. Nice Pic.

How much would that set up run complete with guages? What guages are those, TACH and what else?

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