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sorry to hear that andy, hope things get better
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Sending prayers your way Andy,,,,God Bless!
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hey ,THANKS GUYS ,Means alot . 
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Sorry to hear that Andy , hope things get better soon .
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On a somewhat related subject.  If some of the dash lights are burnt out would that effect anything else?  I mean, if a bulb isn't working could it/would it potentially result in an incomplete circuit thereby preventing other lights or components, i.e., temp, oil pressure, or amper gauge, from working?  I'm probably going to go with the LED upgrades, if you think they'll work, with the circuit board.  
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Originally posted by Timustbe Timustbe wrote:

On a somewhat related subject.  If some of the dash lights are burnt out would that effect anything else?  I mean, if a bulb isn't working could it/would it potentially result in an incomplete circuit thereby preventing other lights or components, i.e., temp, oil pressure, or amper gauge, from working?  I'm probably going to go with the LED upgrades, if you think they'll work, with the circuit board.  

The impedance of the globe elements will not effect the operation of any of the other elements on the circuit.

Or in other words if one or more bulbs were blown(open circuit) or one of more bulbs were replaced with LEDs(below standard current draw) the operation of the gauges and other warning lamps will not be affected.

However, the bit I cannot see by looking at the circuit is where the power for the instrument illumination comes from. If it is like the Australian Fords of the same period there will be a facility to dim the lighting and that dimmer is a rheostat.  Replacement LEDs typically draw much less current than the original incandescent bulb so what you may find is that the dimmer does not work like it did because the load is significantly less than what the dimmer is designed for.

Did the Torino come with a dimmer for the instrument illumination?


 

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Yes instrument lamp rheo is built into the headlamp switch,

makes sense that the dimmer may not be calibrated to load with LED's

maybe a ballast?
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Progress. May not look like much but over half way done:


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Artwork is complete. Will be ordering on Monday:


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Awesome Job!!! Thank you
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Looks awesome!
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nice job Neill 
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I'm getting excited about this.  I'm really looking forward to reanimating my instrument cluster with this.
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ALL SPORT CIRCUIT ARE SPOKEN FOR 25 OF THEM ,Neill WILL MOSTLIKLY DO ANOTHER RUN DOWN THE ROAD ,I WILL CONTACT THOSE WHO HAD CONTACTED ME OR NEILL ONCE THEY ARE AT MY HOUSE IN FLORIDA , I EXPECT TO HAVE THEM BY END OF THIS MONTH /ANDY -352-237-7495 LAND LINE ##
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Please put me down for one from the next run.

Thank you.

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Jon . 
I have you down , if some one dosnt claim one ,i will let you know ,thanks Andy 352-237-7495 land line
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Thank you

I saw the ad on craigslist.

Seeing it here too gave it cred

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GOOD NEWS TORINO PEOPLE, 
THE SPORT CIRCUITS ARE IN GETTING MADE ALL SHOULD BE GOOD IN AWEEK NEILL, will be setting up a paypal link , all will be shipped from My home in OCALA ,fL 34481, I HOPE TO HAVE THEM HERE BY 1ST OF JUNE ,tHANKS ANDY /MY HOME ## 352=237=7495 , FEEL FREE TO CALL IF YOU WANT 
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There was a delay in the production but I have now taken delivery of the circuits. cut them out, attached the rivets and inspected them. I will be sending them to Andy tomorrow, Tuesday May 29th.  I ran out of daylight to take photos today. I'll take some better photos on Friday. In the meantime here is a not so good indoor photo:



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Claponce again a piece of art.Thumbs Up
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 Thumbs Up very nice work!!!
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Looks awesome Neil!  This looks to be better quality than OEM.  Have you considered talking to Auto Krafters or another part supplier to see if they'd carry this product?  I am not sure what kind of production capacity you have, but with that Auto Krafters looking for new 1972+ Torino parts it might be worth talking to them.



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Neil!  You have done a great job and I am that much more excited about getting mine.  Andy, thanks for coordinating this for the rest of us.  Now to focus on the latch pillar seal, Neil?
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How did I miss this?
Andy, sign me up of there is another run and put me on the list if someone backs out!
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Originally posted by jbach72gts jbach72gts wrote:

Is the link up yet?

Don't want to miss out.

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They are currently in transit to Andy.  He will be waiting for them to arrive. Best not to sell any before he has them in his hands.
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I have kept one back here to take photos and I got around to it today:

















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