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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rockatansky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07-October-2017 at 7:03AM
isn't there supposed to be a clip along the roof line that holds the separate shoulder strap?
 
that's what i remember as a wee lad
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote foote500 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07-October-2017 at 8:48AM
If that little elastic loop is not all stretched out.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 72FordGTS Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-October-2017 at 4:08PM

The elastics on mine our stretched out too.  What I do with mine, is wrap the should belt around the hook on the roof.  Adjust it so that when you clip the shoulder belt to the roof mount it is snug.  Works fine for me.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote foote500 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11-October-2017 at 1:12AM
I will give it a try.
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So this morning it was foggy out and I had to have the headlights on, gas gauge, oil pressure, and temp gauge all went out, when I put on the brakes two of them would come back. Once the fog burned off and I could turn the headlights off, they all worked again. So, most likely a voltage problem, would the attached link be the correct regulator I need to fix this problem?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-1969-1973-Mustang-Instrument-Cluster-Voltage-Regulator-Solid-State-Quality-/262472190735?hash=item3d1c8fcb0f:g:GYAAAOxyx0JTfOQ8&vxp=mtr
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rockatansky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15-October-2017 at 2:52AM
as i recall from dickering with dash clusters there are at least a couple maybe 3 different regulators?
 
that ad states 
 

Will also fit:

Ford 1969-1970
Mercury 1969-60 With Instrument Package
Fairlane 1969-1971  Without Tachometer 
Fairlane 1972-1972  With Rally Pac 
Torino 1969-1971  Without Tachometer 
Torino 1972-1972   With Rally Pac 
Lincoln 1970 
Mustang 1969-1973
Cougar 1969
Falcon 1969-1970

i take the 72-72 with Rally Pac to mean GT dash so it should be the right one?

IIRC the terminals are reversed and won't work w/o a bodge, and one regulator was a different size altogether.
worst case a couple 9v battery pigtails can be used to reverse the polarity if you need to
 
too bad the Gauge Clusters & Wiring sticky doesn't go into more detail about the regulators
 
maybe do a little more research into catalogs for the different variations to compare
 
you might also want to do a headlight relay upgrade Wink
 


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You may also have a bad ground.
The above post should be read in a "Grumpy Old Man" voice.
Almost forgot: "Get off my lawn!!!"
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Originally posted by Big Bird Big Bird wrote:

You may also have a bad ground.
that's what i was thinking
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Where would I even start?
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hard to say for sure i've seen a lot of strange electrical issue in my lifetime.
there is a ground for the dash wiring harness on the left by the parking brake unit right near the bottom edge of the plastic dash housing where it meets the top edge of the kick panel, screwed into the metal body there.
you could check the headlight grounds (2) on the core support each side near the headlights one on each side, but usually if one of those is bad...you'll have a dim head light on the side thats bad!
don't forget the one from the rear of the engine to the firewall

 check the one(s) in the trunk they ground the tail light harness and fuel sender wiring


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Big Bird Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15-October-2017 at 6:55AM
Somewhere there is a bad ground in my thunderbird.
Some days I have a working gas gauge and instrument cluster.
Then I hit a bump. Out go the lights (and gauges).
Been trying to figure out where the problem is for 14 years.
Kinda used to it now.
The above post should be read in a "Grumpy Old Man" voice.
Almost forgot: "Get off my lawn!!!"
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Does anyone have the quartz clock upgrade, and if so how do you change the battery?
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I have it in my car.  It's powered by the car, using the stock two wire plug.  There shouldn't be a battery.
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When I had APT Gauge Guys restore my cluster they did a quartz conversion. When I take the battery out for the winter, clock keeps running.
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Originally posted by foote500 foote500 wrote:

When I had APT Gauge Guys restore my cluster they did a quartz conversion. When I take the battery out for the winter, clock keeps running.
????Shocked
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rockatansky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20-October-2017 at 11:38AM
it could have a small back-up battery on the board?
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Originally posted by foote500 foote500 wrote:

I am trying to find a front license plate bracket
There is one being parted, it appears to have a front license plate bracket on it.
 
 
This next seller says that he has 1972 gran torino and ranchero parts for sale, he might have the front license plate bracket that you are trying to find.
 
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