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DONNIE1
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From: conover nc
Registered: Jun 2002

posted 10-26-2002 01:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DONNIE1   Click Here to Email DONNIE1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Let ne run this past the experts..My 66 gauges are so dim, oil/amp INOP, along with temp...With my lack of experience at going into the dash setup., and of course going against the laws of "original" I am thinking about electronic water/oil/volt gauges..I have a guy that can install these for me..your thoughts please, and experience with installing problems..thanks...DB

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DONNIE1
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From: conover nc
Registered: Jun 2002

posted 10-26-2002 01:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DONNIE1   Click Here to Email DONNIE1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am speaking of installation of those 3-gauge mounting panels for below dash, like whittney sells...(forgive me) so., what would be the best route...

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mustangs68
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From: Hampton,Virginia,USA MCA#39406 M&M #12
Registered: May 99

posted 10-26-2002 02:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
DB here's something we done to our '68
Click here

sam

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DONNIE1
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From: conover nc
Registered: Jun 2002

posted 10-26-2002 03:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DONNIE1   Click Here to Email DONNIE1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Now that is what I call "cool".,dern near CHILLY....you guys are good!. thanks..we're talking 250.00 here,tho...I will sure print this out (if I may) for my binder..regards.donnie1

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brockjoe
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From: Sioux City, Iowa
Registered: Oct 99

posted 10-26-2002 06:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for brockjoe   Click Here to Email brockjoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
verry coool sam, i have wanted to do the same type of thing with a tach and my 71's dash

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Joe
71 Coupe
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73 Coupe parts car.
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Jeff
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From: Moore, OK USA
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 10-28-2002 02:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jeff   Click Here to Email Jeff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by DONNIE1:
Let ne run this past the experts..My 66 gauges are so dim, oil/amp INOP, along with temp...With my lack of experience at going into the dash setup., and of course going against the laws of "original" I am thinking about electronic water/oil/volt gauges..I have a guy that can install these for me..your thoughts please, and experience with installing problems..thanks...DB

Before going to that expense and trouble, try this:

a. Remove cluster
b. Remove backshell from cluster; clean the interior and paint it stark white (inside after masking blue lens). Clean blue lens.
c. Replace all panel lamps with new lamps.
d. Reinstall cluster and check out how much better the panel illumination works.

95% of the light loss is in deteriorated lamps (blackened ones) and in dirty backshells. Cleaned and relamping it should restore it to like new condition. While not like modern cars, it is acceptable to most folks. Good luck!


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DONNIE1
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From: conover nc
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posted 10-28-2002 02:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DONNIE1   Click Here to Email DONNIE1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks to the cowboy from OK...will do just that..somewhere you can see a pic of my car..in Gallaery DONNIE1

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