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19FordMav72
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From: sayreville, nj
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 12-07-2001 09:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 19FordMav72   Click Here to Email 19FordMav72     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hey i am in a kinda bit of a bind.
i need to find a nother cluster for my 72 maverick
does anybody know which years fit the same cluster as the 72

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Todd Smith
1972 ford maverick 250
4 doors are better then 2
...at least i keep telling myself that

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cpmaverick
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From: Auburn, AL.
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posted 12-08-2001 05:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick   Click Here to Email cpmaverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Why do you need another cluster? All years will fit but they went to an 85 MPH speedo and a different font in 1975 or so.

I have a couple spare clusters for parts if you need something specific......

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todmeg
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From: sayreville,nj
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posted 12-08-2001 10:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for todmeg   Click Here to Email todmeg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
uhhhhh charlie we need the extra speedometer cuz we are finally putting the mav on the road! i won't bore you with the details but state farm shafted us through no fault of our own. now we are paying REALLY rediculous rates for a 1 year period. welp...if i register my mav as "antique" i can get full coverage for (not lying here) 50 bucks a year. and no state inspection. except out inspection department verifies that the odometer works. now the downside. 3500 mile annual limit. how bad is that? so as i approach the 3500 miles i may be inclined to change speedometers and than reinstall the original before i take the car through inspection! kinda sneaky huh? i paid over 30,000 dollars to the insurance in the last 20 years with a stellar record so i kinda look at it as evening things out. then next year i may go back to regular registration and insurance.

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scott
todds' dad(19fordmav72)
another Warsteiner lover. and warsteiner isn't all that expensive!
also.. you can run but you can't hide!

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cpmaverick
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From: Auburn, AL.
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posted 12-09-2001 01:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick   Click Here to Email cpmaverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just gutted an instrument cluster and have a good 1970-1973 speedo if you want it. But it would probably be easier to take a cordless drill to the speedo cable and roll it over. It'll only take about 15 minutes of your time.

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todmeg
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From: sayreville,nj
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posted 12-09-2001 06:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for todmeg   Click Here to Email todmeg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
awesome charlie! so let me ask you this...i always wondered how many miles in a hour or so can you roll back a speedo? and it won't screw anything on the speedo up?
thanks

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scott
todds' dad(19fordmav72)
another Warsteiner lover. and warsteiner isn't all that expensive!
also.. you can run but you can't hide!

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cpmaverick
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From: Auburn, AL.
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posted 12-09-2001 09:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick   Click Here to Email cpmaverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just kept in on the dial, about 120 or so. It didn't take too long, but I think I kept getting sick of it and did it over a weekend. (Whenever I was bored I went back to spinning )

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cpmaverick
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posted 12-10-2001 04:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick   Click Here to Email cpmaverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/aw-cgi/ebayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=598819522&r=0&t=0

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69maverick
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From: Thomaston,CT.
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posted 12-10-2001 06:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69maverick   Click Here to Email 69maverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Scott do you still need the cluster? I can take the one out of the comit! Its the same.
And its free to you! Just cover the shipping
that can't much! Its going this week! I did get all the things out of it I needed including the rear end!! and the steering gear box!!

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Jim B. 70 Maverick Grabber clone 302,c4 auto
Weld drag lites,Holley 600,performer intake,comp cam,MSD ignition,2.5 " pipes Still needs paint!!

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todmeg
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From: sayreville,nj
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posted 12-10-2001 09:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for todmeg   Click Here to Email todmeg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
jim i'll send you those blinkers you send me the speedo. check your e-mail for my address even trade to me... how bout you. i'll ship the blinkers you ship the speedo! by the way... did you switch to manual steering? i HATE my power steering. it is sooooo NUMB!

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scott
todds' dad(19fordmav72)
another Warsteiner lover. and warsteiner isn't all that expensive!
also.. you can run but you can't hide!

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69maverick
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From: Thomaston,CT.
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posted 12-11-2001 09:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69maverick   Click Here to Email 69maverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by todmeg:
jim i'll send you those blinkers you send me the speedo. check your e-mail for my address even trade to me... how bout you. i'll ship the blinkers you ship the speedo! by the way... did you switch to manual steering? i HATE my power steering. it is sooooo NUMB!


Its a deal! I will get it out this week probably by friday and ship it next week!
E-mail me your address and I will do the same.
My car has always had manual steering even it feels bad!! I will be doing something about it this winter?!

BTW I a friend of mine told me about this car! You my want to take a look at it?
1974 MAVERICK, 351 Clveland, Brodix heads, Hooker headers, 3 1/2" Flowmaster, Holley 850 cfm, Hurst 4 speed, 9" rear, 8 gal fuel cell, 4 wheel disc, all street legal, must sell, $2800. (631) 736-7782 Sal . Suffolk


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todmeg
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posted 12-11-2001 03:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for todmeg   Click Here to Email todmeg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
jim!!!!!! what does your car have in the way of manual steering that mine doesn't? i WANT IT!!!! want my ps pump? we gatta talk!

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scott
todds' dad(19fordmav72)
another Warsteiner lover. and warsteiner isn't all that expensive!
also.. you can run but you can't hide!

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69maverick
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posted 12-12-2001 06:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69maverick   Click Here to Email 69maverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Scott its out ! I did it as soon as I got home. I just have to find a box and It will be on its way,probably friday?

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todmeg
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posted 12-12-2001 06:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for todmeg   Click Here to Email todmeg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
jim i got your address today, and a nice lil box complete with bubble wrap from work! i'm gonna pack up your lights now! are we excited or what?

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scott
todds' dad(19fordmav72)
another Warsteiner lover. and warsteiner isn't all that expensive!
also.. you can run but you can't hide!

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69maverick
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posted 12-12-2001 07:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69maverick   Click Here to Email 69maverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm or whating!! My wife is going to get me a box from work tomorrow!

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todmeg
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posted 12-12-2001 09:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for todmeg   Click Here to Email todmeg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hey i even got out the windex and shined up the perfect amber lenses! (yer kinda on your own the the brackets)

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scott
todds' dad(19fordmav72)
another Warsteiner lover. and warsteiner isn't all that expensive!
also.. you can run but you can't hide!

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74merc
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From: Demopolis AL
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posted 12-15-2001 04:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 74merc   Click Here to Email 74merc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
while we're on the subject, my 6 cyl 74 Comet has a screw on type speedo cable in the dash, my V8 Comet has some weird kind of connector, any idea how the hell to get that thing loose?
seems like you have to pinch the side towards the speedo and it will unlatch, but I gave up on it along time ago...
I've got one stupid internal blinker light out, has been for 4 years...
gracias.

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69maverick
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posted 12-15-2001 08:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69maverick   Click Here to Email 69maverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
74Merk :"my V8 Comet has some weird kind of connector, any idea how the hell to get that thing loose?
seems like you have to pinch the side towards the speedo and it will unlatch, but I gave up on it along time ago..."

There is a grove all the way around the shaft that comes out of the gauge. And on the cable there is a white plastic clip so to speak. Just press down on one side of the white thing(the longer part of plastic tab) and it releases a tiny ball on the other side of the clamp and you just pull it off!
if it came to you could just pull it and it would come off anyway!


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Jim B. 70 Maverick Grabber clone 302,c4 auto
Weld drag lites,Holley 600,performer intake,comp cam,MSD ignition,2.5 " pipes Still needs paint!!

[This message has been edited by 69maverick (edited 12-15-2001).]

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todmeg
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From: sayreville,nj
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posted 12-15-2001 06:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for todmeg   Click Here to Email todmeg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
jim i dropped the blinkers in the mail today! wait'll you see what a great job i did packing them! bubble wrap etc etc. i hope they work out great for you. if you haven't sent the speedo yet could you include a piece of cacbl so i can hook it up to my drill for uhhhhhh odometer adjustment?
thanks
scott

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scott
todds' dad(19fordmav72)
another Warsteiner lover. and warsteiner isn't all that expensive!
also.. you can run but you can't hide!

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69maverick
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posted 12-15-2001 07:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69maverick   Click Here to Email 69maverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No problem Bud!! I just sent you an E-Mail
Telling you I didn't make the P.O. Today But I will Monday!! And I do have a small piece of cable. Let me know the Pic. Looks? I just got a new Camera last night! I had to try it out!!

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74merc
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posted 12-17-2001 05:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 74merc   Click Here to Email 74merc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
thanks man, I'm gonna try it sometime in the next week or so, gonna pull just about the entire dash so I can fix that damn cowl vent leak.
fun fun fun...

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69maverick
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posted 12-18-2001 09:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69maverick   Click Here to Email 69maverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Scott S: You have snail mail!!

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69maverick
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posted 12-18-2001 05:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69maverick   Click Here to Email 69maverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Scott I have a package!! The lights are great! You should have yours in a day or so?
Thanks again!!

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Jim B. 70 Maverick Grabber clone 302,c4 auto
Weld drag lites,Holley 600,performer intake,comp cam,MSD ignition,2.5 " pipes Still needs paint!!

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todmeg
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From: sayreville,nj
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posted 12-18-2001 07:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for todmeg   Click Here to Email todmeg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
jim send me the picture again... also if you know anybody who wants a crossmember or v/8 tranny mount i have both. glad the lights got there and you are happy with them

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scott
todds' dad(19fordmav72)
another Warsteiner lover. and warsteiner isn't all that expensive!
also.. you can run but you can't hide!

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AKBOSSMAN
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From: WASILLA , AK USA M&M #743 MCA #40857
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posted 12-19-2001 02:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AKBOSSMAN   Click Here to Email AKBOSSMAN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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WAYNE CURTIS
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MavMark
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From: Sterling Heights,MI
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posted 12-20-2001 11:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MavMark   Click Here to Email MavMark     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
74merc,

I am in the middle of a cowl repair on my '72 Grabber, and I have created a "tech article" of sorts with pictures showing how I removed my dash..I though you might like to take a look at it..

http://www.maverickcomet.com/TechArticles/TechArticles.asp

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Mark Sundquist

Sterling Heights,MI
1977 Maverick Grabber "Clone"
1972 Maverick Grabber

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