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    Posted: 04-February-2013 at 11:32AM
Found this cool gauge mod on the Maverick forum. I wonder if he could do this for a Torino standard cluster, or if he could do it in RPM x100. 




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I think a factory tach setup would be a lot easier. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote albo74 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04-February-2013 at 12:39PM
I really  like the factory sport set up with big tach and all the little pods , but ya if I had the standard dash I would at least call the guy and find out whats involved , wire wise , size ect ..  and  ask him if you can get a 140 speedo   ,  looks cool to me too . can hurt to ask .

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote unlovedford Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04-February-2013 at 1:58PM
That is a very nice look if you stay with the standard cluster. Combine it with a factory clock for a Tic-Toc-Tac.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote GranTorinoSport Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04-February-2013 at 5:33PM
Who is the outfit that put auto meter gauges into ford factory mid size gauge cluster?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Psquare75 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05-February-2013 at 2:56AM
Redline Gauge works, I think...

But it's not that hard to do.
This was in my old 77. Not my work so I can't claim it.. I would have done some things different with the wiring, but the mounting was sound.



Edited by Psquare75 - 05-February-2013 at 2:57AM
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Paul, PLEASE show me a link to THAT set up!!
Or even show me the link to the mod for this!
 
THAT LOOKS AWESOME and something I can do without an issue as long as I had some sizes and few tidbits of info!
 
 
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I agree   thats the exact kinda pic  I have been looking for.      I think I am going to do something similar on my car when it comes time.
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No link, this was in my 77 Cougar. 

The wiring IMO is the easy part. 

I know if I were doing it, Id buy another gauge cluster base. Some notes

- Can't use the 'clear plastic covers' over the cluster.. the gauges are too big
Speedo was 3 3/8"
Gauges were 2 1/16"

The later not-72 clusters are all one piece. You'll need to cut the face piece to fit a gauge in.. but they will fit. The wooden block was for strength, as he gutted the hell out of the cluster. 
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Paul this thread has come up again.
PLEASE take a little time and explain this some more.
 
Saying you cannot use the face plate? Or the face plate works but you had to take the clear plastic off the cluster itself? Why couldn't you use the clear plastic? looks like they were back far enough to clear?
 
What did you mean by using another Cluster and what different with the wiring?
 
Where do you run the Hi-Beam, Directional indicator and e-brake lights?
 


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wish I could visualize the wiring better.   Ill have to save the pic and zoom in some.
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I'm doing this mod right now on my 72.

To get all 5 of the smaller gauges to reasonably line up with the face plate I had to cut the panel shown above between the speedometer and the smaller gauges and remove some of the plastic. I believe I had to do this due to some warpage in my cluster, so it may not be necessary for all. The face plate now lines up pretty good. Still isn't perfect, but I doubt most would notice. The problem area is the fifth gauge, the one all the way to the right as you look from the front.

Below are pictures, this is still a work in progress.








I tried to do this just using the face plate, but I couldn't get it to look decent in my opinion.
I am using 2and 1/16th small Equus gauges and 3 and 3/8 Equus tach and speedometer. These don't use a bracket for mounting, instead they have a threaded housing and a "nut" that fits on the back. The bracket mounted types might have been better, but I had to go as cheap as I could.

Obviously not started with the wiring. It will be neat however.

And I am debating painting the bezels to match the face plate. Can't make up my mind on that one.

I am going to be adding turn signal lights and the hi beam indicator. Still debating the locations for those as well. Also, I don't like the lights I bought for the turn signals, they take a 9/16th hole. Problem is I can't return them and they were a bit expensive to just not use.

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If you have a standard cluster, the tach fits nice where the clock goes. Clock pod is a separate add-on piece and the clocks never work anyway.
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i took the clock delete piece off of my old standard bezel and cut and glued it behind the air vent hole on my sport bezel to eliminate the ugly ball vent (since i did an air vent "delete") Thumbs Up
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I thought abut putting a bulb in the top slot and one in the bottom up in the upper right where the fasten seat belt light goes.
 
Make the top one Blue for High Beam and the Bottom Amber or Green for the directional.
Would not have m E-Brake/brake light anymore.
The directional I would have to put 2 bulbs or a single would cross feed the system.
 
 
Simple to drill a hole in the right place and use something like these...
Your choice of colors. Would get you the Blue for High beam, Amber or green for turn signals and Red for Brake and Seat belt. 


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Spent some time tonight looking and planning this.
LOTS of ideas! My head is spinning!
 
Have an idea how to add a 6th small in the upper right.
 
Need to run the 5 in the current 5 holes.
Fuel level, Oil Pressure, Voltage, Water Temp and replace the clock with a dual input O2 Sensor Gage
IF I did the 6th hole I have 3 different gages I COULD put in... Fuel Pressure, Oil Temp or Tranny Temp.
 
 
 
 
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back to the shop starting this build!
Doing this so that I can make a simple "plug n play" set up for the masses and sell them.
 
Pinning it so I have it at the for front to reference.
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Please keep us updated, im about to start the same mod. I picked up 4 original rally clusters with tach etc last year but i really want to do one like you are doing with new modern gauges for better accuracy, new wiring, etc.
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check my thread in the Project section.
 
I am hot and heavy in to this and working on it.
 
Still the same admin/moderator REGUL8R just needed a 2nd account for more picture space.
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