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The 76 cluster completely crumbled and disinergrated.
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In the top right corner of the 72 Rally Cluster there are 2 square holes, I assume they are for lights?  Can anyone fill me in on what goes there?  I have 2 empty holes on the cluster I bought for converting from my standard gauges...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote californiajohnny Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-February-2015 at 9:13AM
you may not need them, i think mine was door ajar and the other was fasten seat belts lights

you did get a sport cluster bezel to go with the cluster right?


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ranchero Fan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-February-2015 at 11:26AM
Fasten seat belts & warning light for the emergency brake. But mine is a '73 with lighting convenience group option(underhood light, glove compartment light, ashtray light, & lights on reminder buzzer).
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rockatansky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07-February-2015 at 2:25AM
those two warning lights changed from year to year and could possibly be different in the same year depending upon options, or they could be left unused 
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back on the first page of this thread look at the printed circuit info, for 74-76 they were for Brake Warning & Low Fuel, note that the OP is stating that there are 6 total printed circuits used over the production life of the series, have you determined which printed circuit you have? 

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In my 75 the two lights were Seat Belts and Low Fuel Economy.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote bdaugette Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09-February-2015 at 2:01AM
Interesting stuff.  I will think about what to put there, if anything.  I may consider putting the brake light, and possibly the high beam light, just so there is something in the holes.  They don't have lenses in them, so I will have to work something up for that too...


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Hey guys and gals, I am new to this sight and I  think I'm on the right topic and have found some input on the web, but it was all overwhelming. I have a 72 gts with a factory tach that I am almost finished with.  Problem is that my tach doesnt work with my msd 6al ignition.  Ive installed the tach adapter per msd instructions but the tach still just jumps up and down slowly.  I even found this solution in an older forum but when I click on the link I am routed to Amazon to buy a pair of mechanix gloves??  Any help would be appreciated 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tom72torino Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30-March-2016 at 7:38PM
Hello!
I will replace a 72' standard to a sport cluster.
Who of you has that made and could give me infos/ pictures...everything. What have to do and to be aware of.
Basically fits the 12 pin connector of my standard for the sport cluster? Is only the pinout different here?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BackInBlack Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31-March-2016 at 10:01AM
I've been thinking about building a replacement cluster and use some descent gauges.  Has anyone attempted that yet?
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Originally posted by BackInBlack BackInBlack wrote:

I've been thinking about building a replacement cluster and use some descent gauges.  Has anyone attempted that yet?
 
Yes, some folks have done this.  I don't recall who, but they basically used modern gauges custom fitting them to their original clusters.  I seem to remember seeing a couple of them in the Project section.  Maybe, they'll chime in.  I'm planning on doing this with my 79 T-bird.  EDIT:  Found this post
 
 
Carl has also started a project to build clusters from scratch for our cars, that would accommodate modern gauges.  Here's Carl's post.
 


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Thanks, Yes.
 
The thread about could I do this, yes you CAN do it but.
As I said in my new project I am making it all out of NEW materials, new wiring and new gages.
Making it as a consumer installable piece.
 
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Does anyone have the right pinouts of the 72 standard and sport gauge connectors. I mean where the cables goes to or an wiring diagram. I'm converting from standard to sport and wants to know which pins i must change. Thanks Thomas
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OK, here's a question no one asked and never spoke on.....What to do about the pigtail hanging out the firewall in the engine compartment for the sport cluster. I don't want to cut it off and just splice wires in. Is there anyone selling pigtails? Or does anyone have another way to save this plug?



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I may have this harness but worse case find another harness, and use a 4 ping trailer weatherpack connector.
Or buy crimp connectors and heat drink the four together.
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Kinda timely as I will soon need to replace the taillight connectors on the Torino soon I thought I'd help us both. While not stock, I do feel these are better connectors

 
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