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1972 -73 SPORT GAUGE CLUSTER CIRCUIT BOARD REMAKE

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Topic: 1972 -73 SPORT GAUGE CLUSTER CIRCUIT BOARD REMAKE
Posted By: andrewok1
Subject: 1972 -73 SPORT GAUGE CLUSTER CIRCUIT BOARD REMAKE
Date Posted: 20-April-2018 at 2:17PM
NEILL Z Clap
 HAS STARTED IS MAGICAL FINGER WORKING ON THESE PRICE IS 145.00 +SHIPPING , THESE WILL BE GONE FAST LET ME KNOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE ONE-- Andy @andrewok94@gmail.com /we are only going to do 20 and 11 spoken for NOWClap
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Posted By: 72GTS351CJ
Date Posted: 20-April-2018 at 2:48PM
I'm sure I will need this next time I take the guage cluster out. So I'm in. Where and when do I send payment. Thanks -Rick-

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72GTS Clint Eastwood Special                                     


Posted By: andrewok1
Date Posted: 20-April-2018 at 2:54PM
got you down Rick


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Posted By: jversch
Date Posted: 21-April-2018 at 9:48AM
If you don’t have me down for one already, I’m in

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Jerry VerSchneider
1972 Gran torino formal roof H Code
1973 Gran torino fast back H code.


Posted By: andrewok1
Date Posted: 21-April-2018 at 10:06AM
yes i have down and will add one more so you get 2 spoert circuits ,thanks ANDY


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Posted By: andrewok1
Date Posted: 23-April-2018 at 7:22AM
HEY GUYS , These things are in demand , sport circuits , we still have the standerd cluster circuits to sell as well , last count was 15 on the SPORT CIRCUIT ,Thumbs Up GET THEM WHILE YOU CAN /Andy


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Posted By: andrewok1
Date Posted: 24-April-2018 at 1:27PM
we have 3 Sport circuits and 3 regular circuits .The Sport circuits are going FAST !!!!!!


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Posted By: californiajohnny
Date Posted: 24-April-2018 at 2:36PM
andy did chuck pa contact you? i think he's interested in a sport version... he's "raptor" on here


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JOHN
74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION


Posted By: NeillNZ
Date Posted: 28-April-2018 at 12:41AM
I have received the mech.  It was a very close fit, put not quite perfect.

While it was fitted to the frame I cut it into 4 pieces and joined it with sticky tape.  Then I went around all the edges with a black felt pen so it would scan well, here is the result:



Then I had to hack up the scan of the original circuit to fit the new shape. The differences are subtle, put it will make the fit perfect:



Now I can start tracing.  So far I've done the mask:



This is where it is at right now, finished 'board', finished mask just a lot of copper tracing to do:





Posted By: andrewok1
Date Posted: 28-April-2018 at 12:51AM
not yet Johnny


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Posted By: andrewok1
Date Posted: 28-April-2018 at 12:52AM
Thumbs UpClap very NICE  NEILL 


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Posted By: californiajohnny
Date Posted: 28-April-2018 at 3:52AM
looking good Wink andy i'll text him to contact you...


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JOHN
74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION


Posted By: andrewok1
Date Posted: 28-April-2018 at 8:15AM
THANKS 


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Posted By: californiajohnny
Date Posted: 28-April-2018 at 9:53AM
chuck says he's fine, doesn't need one???

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JOHN
74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION


Posted By: andrewok1
Date Posted: 28-April-2018 at 3:04PM
thanks  JOHNNY


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Posted By: Timustbe
Date Posted: 01-May-2018 at 12:33PM
I am absolutely interested.  Tell how to get the money to you.

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Tim Northcutt

'72 Ford Gran Torino Sport (Pearl White)
'05 Ford F150, 5.4 (Comp Yellow)
'13 Ford Mustang GT, 5.0L, 6 spd (Grabber Blue)
'16 Ford Edge, 2.0 Turbo (Black)
'02 HD Road King Classic


Posted By: Timustbe
Date Posted: 01-May-2018 at 1:15PM
Just curious.  I absolutely want and believe I need this circuit board.  My dash is dead except the speedometer and gas gauge and I really want to move the gauges that were mounted in the center dash back to the dashboard with this.  My concern/question is... if the previous owner added the gauges do you think I can bring the dash back to life with this?  Additionally, what, if anything, do I need to make this work?  Thanks in advance. 

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Tim Northcutt

'72 Ford Gran Torino Sport (Pearl White)
'05 Ford F150, 5.4 (Comp Yellow)
'13 Ford Mustang GT, 5.0L, 6 spd (Grabber Blue)
'16 Ford Edge, 2.0 Turbo (Black)
'02 HD Road King Classic


Posted By: californiajohnny
Date Posted: 01-May-2018 at 2:03PM
there is a voltage regulator on the back of the cluster but if the gas gauge is reading correctly i'd think it's ok, i believe it runs the gas,oil,and temp.


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JOHN
74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION


Posted By: andrewok1
Date Posted: 01-May-2018 at 5:06PM
TIM , Johnny is correct the voltage regular,needs replaced the circut operates directional all back lighting ,on the cluster the tach,amp,oil are wirerd indivigally ,they are all powerd thru the circuit board, 
 i have emailed you Tim AND PUT YOU DOWN FOR 1 CIRCUIT , WE WILL BE DOING PAYPAL ,ANDY


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Posted By: andrewok1
Date Posted: 04-May-2018 at 1:53PM
hey ,guys
 Neill is doing his Magic .these thing are looking super , i am hoping to go to the Carlise show , i still have 3 of the Basic Cluster on hand , 115.00 on here , Hopping the SPORTS will be done by end of month ,
 
 ANDY 


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Posted By: 72GTS351CJ
Date Posted: 05-May-2018 at 2:18AM
Carlisle sounds good to me. Hopefully they are done in time

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72GTS Clint Eastwood Special                                     


Posted By: andrewok1
Date Posted: 05-May-2018 at 5:49AM
yea ,RICK
 Neills bizzy-like a bee, NO RUSHING ,the Magic man ,I am not going to drive my Ranchero out Having trouble with TBI set up  1000 miles each way do not think i can trust it at this point , i have not been there since 1980. if they are ready, I will bring a few for he members that have ordered only ---ANDY


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Posted By: 72FordGTS
Date Posted: 05-May-2018 at 7:44AM
If you are able to bring some to Carlisle, I'd take mine that way for sure. It'd save me big money crossing the border.

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Vince

1972 Ford GTS Sportsroof - Survivor, One Family car


Posted By: andrewok1
Date Posted: 05-May-2018 at 9:48AM
OKAY, crossing the boarder you have no problem , crossing back you will need to get at the end of the line ,pretty dam long line , got ya Vince ,
 ANDY 


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Posted By: jversch
Date Posted: 05-May-2018 at 10:17AM
I’ll be in Carlisle for the show . I’ll pick up mine , if there done then .

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Jerry VerSchneider
1972 Gran torino formal roof H Code
1973 Gran torino fast back H code.


Posted By: NeillNZ
Date Posted: 06-May-2018 at 12:46AM
Been flat out with work and doing that sort of stuff you need to do around home with Winter approaching.  Hoping to have it close to finished by the end of the coming week. Kocked out a bit tonight:




Posted By: 72GTS351CJ
Date Posted: 06-May-2018 at 2:14AM
Thanks for making this happen for us. Much appreciated

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72GTS Clint Eastwood Special                                     


Posted By: andrewok1
Date Posted: 06-May-2018 at 3:56AM
HEY GUYS , 
MY BROTHER HAD BRAIN SURGERY MARCH 5TH , DID 30 DAYS REHAB , WAS GETTING BETTER ,STARTED HAVING SEIZURES LAST WEEK , THEY MAY NEED TO ADMITT HIM TO 24 OBSERVATION UNIT , AND AS MY MOTHER  IS 85 ., I AM THE TRANSPORTION FOR HER & HIM , 
THINGS HAVE AWAY OF HAPPENING , FAST 
  
 DUE TO A CHANGE IN MY LITTLE BROTHERS CONDITION ,I WILL NOT BE GOING TO THE CARLISLE CAR SHOW IN PENNSYLVANIA ,  NO WAY , 
 ANDY 


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Posted By: 72GTS351CJ
Date Posted: 06-May-2018 at 4:01AM
Sorry to hear that. Hope things get better. Family first. I'll keep your family in my prayers. -Rick-

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72GTS Clint Eastwood Special                                     


Posted By: Timustbe
Date Posted: 06-May-2018 at 5:16AM
Andy,
  You are in my thoughts and prayers.  It's always family first and blood family ranks at the top.  


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Tim Northcutt

'72 Ford Gran Torino Sport (Pearl White)
'05 Ford F150, 5.4 (Comp Yellow)
'13 Ford Mustang GT, 5.0L, 6 spd (Grabber Blue)
'16 Ford Edge, 2.0 Turbo (Black)
'02 HD Road King Classic


Posted By: californiajohnny
Date Posted: 06-May-2018 at 8:14AM
sorry to hear that andy, hope things get better


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JOHN
74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION


Posted By: gpd294
Date Posted: 06-May-2018 at 9:10AM
Sending prayers your way Andy,,,,God Bless!

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Carlos....1975 Gran Torino Squire Station Wagon restored to look like a 1973 Torino Station

Wagon my Dad bought new from McAnary Ford on June 6, 1973 in Gary,Indiana


Posted By: andrewok1
Date Posted: 07-May-2018 at 1:13AM
hey ,THANKS GUYS ,Means alot . 


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Posted By: 7T9_Tbird
Date Posted: 07-May-2018 at 4:08AM
Good luck and prayers are with you my friend.

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John
79 Thunderbird Heritage
79 Thunderbird Town Landau


Posted By: jversch
Date Posted: 07-May-2018 at 5:49AM
Sorry to hear that Andy , hope things get better soon .

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Jerry VerSchneider
1972 Gran torino formal roof H Code
1973 Gran torino fast back H code.


Posted By: Timustbe
Date Posted: 07-May-2018 at 11:52AM
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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Tim Northcutt

'72 Ford Gran Torino Sport (Pearl White)
'05 Ford F150, 5.4 (Comp Yellow)
'13 Ford Mustang GT, 5.0L, 6 spd (Grabber Blue)
'16 Ford Edge, 2.0 Turbo (Black)
'02 HD Road King Classic


Posted By: NeillNZ
Date Posted: 07-May-2018 at 8:54PM
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?


 


Posted By: Rockatansky
Date Posted: 07-May-2018 at 9:50PM
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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72 GT Ute
   


Posted By: NeillNZ
Date Posted: 09-May-2018 at 1:23AM
Progress. May not look like much but over half way done:




Posted By: NeillNZ
Date Posted: 12-May-2018 at 12:48PM
Artwork is complete. Will be ordering on Monday:




Posted By: 72GTS351CJ
Date Posted: 12-May-2018 at 1:09PM
Awesome Job!!! Thank you

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72GTS Clint Eastwood Special                                     


Posted By: 72FordGTS
Date Posted: 12-May-2018 at 2:38PM
Looks awesome!

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Vince

1972 Ford GTS Sportsroof - Survivor, One Family car


Posted By: andrewok1
Date Posted: 13-May-2018 at 5:53AM
nice job Neill 


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Posted By: Timustbe
Date Posted: 13-May-2018 at 12:18PM
I'm getting excited about this.  I'm really looking forward to reanimating my instrument cluster with this.

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Tim Northcutt

'72 Ford Gran Torino Sport (Pearl White)
'05 Ford F150, 5.4 (Comp Yellow)
'13 Ford Mustang GT, 5.0L, 6 spd (Grabber Blue)
'16 Ford Edge, 2.0 Turbo (Black)
'02 HD Road King Classic


Posted By: andrewok1
Date Posted: 15-May-2018 at 1:10AM
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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Posted By: jbach72gts
Date Posted: 17-May-2018 at 3:10AM
Please put me down for one from the next run.

Thank you.

Jon


Posted By: andrewok1
Date Posted: 17-May-2018 at 6:54AM
Jon . 
I have you down , if some one dosnt claim one ,i will let you know ,thanks Andy 352-237-7495 land line
 @andrewok94@gmail.com


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Posted By: jbach72gts
Date Posted: 17-May-2018 at 7:32AM
Thank you

I saw the ad on craigslist.

Seeing it here too gave it cred

Jon


Posted By: andrewok1
Date Posted: 17-May-2018 at 9:12AM
JON. 
 I can understand craigslist doubt , thanks 


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Posted By: andrewok1
Date Posted: 23-May-2018 at 9:08AM
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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Posted By: NeillNZ
Date Posted: 27-May-2018 at 11:22PM
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:



Posted By: andrewok1
Date Posted: 27-May-2018 at 11:45PM
Claponce again a piece of art.Thumbs Up
pure magic, 


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Posted By: californiajohnny
Date Posted: 28-May-2018 at 4:02PM
 Thumbs Up very nice work!!!

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JOHN
74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION


Posted By: 72FordGTS
Date Posted: 29-May-2018 at 7:34AM

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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Vince

1972 Ford GTS Sportsroof - Survivor, One Family car


Posted By: 72GTS351CJ
Date Posted: 29-May-2018 at 9:10AM
Great work!!!!

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72GTS Clint Eastwood Special                                     


Posted By: Timustbe
Date Posted: 29-May-2018 at 10:08AM
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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Tim Northcutt

'72 Ford Gran Torino Sport (Pearl White)
'05 Ford F150, 5.4 (Comp Yellow)
'13 Ford Mustang GT, 5.0L, 6 spd (Grabber Blue)
'16 Ford Edge, 2.0 Turbo (Black)
'02 HD Road King Classic


Posted By: goliver
Date Posted: 01-June-2018 at 11:27AM
How did I miss this?
Andy, sign me up of there is another run and put me on the list if someone backs out!
Thanks,
Geary

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Geary Oliver
Grand Coulee WA.


Posted By: jbach72gts
Date Posted: 01-June-2018 at 12:42PM
Is the link up yet?

Don't want to miss out.

Jon


Posted By: NeillNZ
Date Posted: 01-June-2018 at 10:54PM
Originally posted by jbach72gts jbach72gts wrote:

Is the link up yet?

Don't want to miss out.

Jon


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.


Posted By: NeillNZ
Date Posted: 02-June-2018 at 8:32PM
I have kept one back here to take photos and I got around to it today:

















Posted By: californiajohnny
Date Posted: 02-June-2018 at 9:00PM
very nice work!!

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JOHN
74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION


Posted By: andrewok1
Date Posted: 03-June-2018 at 12:08PM
I AM WAITING, ON THESE CIRCUITS, I WILL START CONTACTING THOSE WHO REQUESTED THESE,
 I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO GET WITH AUTO Krafters and a fewotherss about Neill &THE MAGIC HE PERFORMS WITH THESE PCB s, ANDY 


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Posted By: andrewok1
Date Posted: 05-June-2018 at 3:13AM
.         Wink  VERY IMPORTANT EMAIL ADRESSES Clap

HEY GUYS , I AM GOING TO NEED EMAIL ADDRESS FOR EVERYONE THAT HAD ASKED TO BE ON THE LIST TO RECIEVE SPORT CIRCUITS , SO IF YOU CAN BE SO KIND TO EMAIL ME AT 
andrewok94@gmail.com

 I have some of the NEILL  is going to send everyone a email with paypal  invoice 
 i have alist of everyone , this is important 


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Posted By: 72GTS351CJ
Date Posted: 05-June-2018 at 5:01AM
PM sent.

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72GTS Clint Eastwood Special                                     


Posted By: jversch
Date Posted: 05-June-2018 at 5:47AM
Originally posted by andrewok1 andrewok1 wrote:

.         Wink  VERY IMPORTANT EMAIL ADRESSES Clap

HEY GUYS , I AM GOING TO NEED EMAIL ADDRESS FOR EVERYONE THAT HAD ASKED TO BE ON THE LIST TO RECIEVE SPORT CIRCUITS , SO IF YOU CAN BE SO KIND TO EMAIL ME AT 
andrewok94@gmail.com

 I have some of the NEILL  is going to send everyone a email with paypal  invoice 
 i have alist of everyone , this is important 
PM sent , I think you have mine

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Jerry VerSchneider
1972 Gran torino formal roof H Code
1973 Gran torino fast back H code.


Posted By: goliver
Date Posted: 05-June-2018 at 10:50AM
Emailed you with info :)


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Geary Oliver
Grand Coulee WA.


Posted By: andrewok1
Date Posted: 07-June-2018 at 10:47AM
SmileHELLO EVERYONE SPORT CIRCUITS ClapThumbs Up
NEILL HAS SENT OUT PAYPAL INVOICES TO THOSE WHO SENT ME @andrewok94@gmail.com THEIR EMAIL ADDRESS IF YOU DID NOT SEND TO ME YOU MAY MISS OUT 
 please pay these invoices 
we have made 25  only of these , If you need time to get funds together please let me know 
I HAVE 7 OF THE 25 , SO PLEASE SPEAK UP NOW ,
 ANDY 352-237-7495


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Posted By: goliver
Date Posted: 07-June-2018 at 11:45AM
Done!

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Geary Oliver
Grand Coulee WA.


Posted By: andrewok1
Date Posted: 07-June-2018 at 2:52PM
thanks for your purchase Geary 


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Posted By: andrewok1
Date Posted: 08-June-2018 at 2:53AM
Sport Circuits 
we have 5 sport circuits available out of the 25 
IF YOU WANT ONE OF THEM SPEAK UP
 ANDY EMAIL @andrewok94@gmail.com or 352-237-7495 home phone 


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Posted By: jbach72gts
Date Posted: 08-June-2018 at 5:28AM
Hi Andy

PM sent.

Jon


Posted By: andrewok1
Date Posted: 09-June-2018 at 1:29PM
GOOD NEWS Thumbs Up
we have 5 circuits up for grabs as some of the Craiglist flunkies backed out 


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Posted By: Timustbe
Date Posted: 10-June-2018 at 12:48AM
Neill and Andy,
  Got mine in the mail yesterday and thank you.  The packaging alone (slipped in the piece of wood to firm up the package) was a testimony to the care you guys took in this project.  The quality of the PCB was phenomenal!  I laid them side by side and could see how well this one was made compared to the factory one.  I am absolutely confident that I will get at least 46 years out of this.  What it also did was confirm the last owner(s) did some wiring stuff and that my gauges are dead.  Oh well, one more thing to add to the punch list.  Thanks again guys, great job! 


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Tim Northcutt

'72 Ford Gran Torino Sport (Pearl White)
'05 Ford F150, 5.4 (Comp Yellow)
'13 Ford Mustang GT, 5.0L, 6 spd (Grabber Blue)
'16 Ford Edge, 2.0 Turbo (Black)
'02 HD Road King Classic


Posted By: NeillNZ
Date Posted: 10-June-2018 at 1:01AM
Originally posted by Timustbe Timustbe wrote:

Neill and Andy,
  Got mine in the mail yesterday and thank you.  The packaging alone (slipped in the piece of wood to firm up the package) was a testimony to the care you guys took in this project.  The quality of the PCB was phenomenal!  I laid them side by side and could see how well this one was made compared to the factory one.  I am absolutely confident that I will get at least 46 years out of this.  What it also did was confirm the last owner(s) did some wiring stuff and that my gauges are dead.  Oh well, one more thing to add to the punch list.  Thanks again guys, great job! 


Thanks Tim! Responses like your's is what drives me to do this.  It is immensely satisfying knowing that I'm playing apart in keeping these great cars performing at their best.


Posted By: andrewok1
Date Posted: 10-June-2018 at 1:19AM
TIM, 

thanks TIM for your feedback on the circuits and shipping /ANDY


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Posted By: andrewok1
Date Posted: 10-June-2018 at 8:24AM
HAY GUYS  OR LADYS , 
WHEN INSTALLING YOUR NEW CIRCUIT PLEASE MAKE SURE U CLEAN TERMINAL CONNECTIONS
I USED SOME 1500 GRIT SANDPAPER , ESPECIALLY THE LITTLE 90 DEGREE TERMINAL, ThIS WILL INSURE PROPER CONNECTIONS 

Image result for 1972 ranchero gt gauge cluster voltage regulator
FOLOW THESE DIRECTION TO CHECK instument Voltage Reulator
THE BASICS

 

Even though it probably doesn't seem like it to someone who's having problems with their fuel level gauge, these are actually very simple electrical devices. Understanding how they work makes it much easier to diagnose problems. Here's how the fuel gauge works:

The fuel gauge circuit consists of the sending unit in the fuel tank, the gauge in the dash, and the wiring and dash wiring (or circuit board) between them. As with most sensors, the tank sending unit is simply a variable resistor. Its function is to resist the flow of current from the ground to the gauge depending on the position of the float within the tank. The higher the fuel level, the higher the float raises, which decreases the resistance between gauge and ground. The more current that flows through the meter, the higher the gauge needle moves.


Fig. 5

The sending unit operates off a 5-volt pulse supplied by the instrument panel voltage regulator (IPVR, Fig. 5), so just running a 12V hot wire to the unit won't work, and in fact, will fry the sending unit. See Fig. 6 for the typical location on the backside of the instrument panel.


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Fig. 6

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Fig. 7 - '67-'69 vs. '70-'72 style regulator. The later style was for use with a printed circuit board. (click to enlarge)

You can test the IPVR without pulling the instrument cluster. Tilt the seat forward and pull off the orange wire from the fuel tank sending unit. When you probe the connector, your test light should flash on and off. You can also do the same test under the hood. Pull off the sender wire from the temperature sender and/or the oil pressure sender and probe those connectors...they should flash too.



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Posted By: andrewok1
Date Posted: 19-June-2018 at 9:02AM
We have 6 Sport Circuits ,that are not spoken for get them on site  160 with shipping or ebay at 175.00


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Posted By: Bensport
Date Posted: 19-June-2018 at 12:54PM
Sorry if this is redundant, or a dumb question, but I gather you are making and selling new circuit boards for the instrument cluster on 72-73 GTS? Are they all basically the same cause I had been looking at some used clusters and noticed some are a different lay out than mine. Perhaps it's just the guages are differently positioned. Will the circuit boards be the same ?

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73 GTS Sport Roof
96 F350 7.3 Powerstroke/Chip
96 Bronco 5.8 Eddie B on 35's
95 Bronco 5.8 Eddie Bauer
06 Peterbilt 335


Posted By: andrewok1
Date Posted: 19-June-2018 at 1:41PM
,Very good Question , they get abit confusing, 72-73 both use the same CIRCUIT ;ONtHIS SITE YOU WILL FIND ALL THE INFORMATION ON THE DIFFERENCES OF ALL CLUSTERS  (SPEEDOMETER UNITS ) 
 I HAVE A FEW CIRCUITS FOR SALE YET ,BUT GO THRU THE INFORMATION FIRST . 

HERES TKE LINK Andy == http://forum.grantorinosport.org/info-72-79-gauge-clusters-and-wiring_topic2933.html " rel="nofollow - http://forum.grantorinosport.org/info-72-79-gauge-clusters-and-wiring_topic2933.html  ;



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Posted By: andrewok1
Date Posted: 22-June-2018 at 2:31PM
Hay ,guys we still have at least 5 1972-73 SPORT CIRCUITS AVAILABLE 
 we are offering them here for the original price -145.00 +15.00 for shipping, 
these will not be made again this is a once in a lifetime chance, 

ALSO the 1974-76 SPORT CIRCUITS  AND BASE MODEL CIRCUITS ,
we need more members or car owners to step up to confirm your need for these CIRCUITS 

I have put lots of time into getting A contact with a professional Circuit Maker  (NEILL )
it has been a pleasure to help make such odd cars such as ours, GRAN TORINO .TORINO SPORT TORINO FASTBACK ,RANCHERO , COUGAR ,ELITE ,Montego. 
Have what was once new !!!!! replaced 43  years later,- NEW CIRCUITS 
I Myself am amazed at the time that goes into makeing ,these circuits , and their is little profit for these , TIME , SHIPPING ,packaging & CONTACTING EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU THAT REQUESTED THESE 

Neill Bryce is a true car guy , and he has put a lot out of pocket to help everyone out., 
HIS GOAL IS THE SAME AS MOST EVERYONE ON THIS SITE TO ENJOY YOUR RIDE ,ANND BE PROUD TO SHOW IT , 
PLEASE LEAVE FEEDBACK . AND CONTACT ME ANDY for future purchases 


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Posted By: Bensport
Date Posted: 02-July-2018 at 1:41PM
My guage cluster circuit board came in the mail today, thanks Andy...
WOW .. nice work. Haven't compared to original yet, but you can tell the time and expertise that went into this. Looking forward to this fall when I will install it.

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73 GTS Sport Roof
96 F350 7.3 Powerstroke/Chip
96 Bronco 5.8 Eddie B on 35's
95 Bronco 5.8 Eddie Bauer
06 Peterbilt 335


Posted By: andrewok1
Date Posted: 02-July-2018 at 1:51PM
BEN , thanks for the good words ,
 Neill , Is the Circuit Wizard ,is work shows his true passion for keeping these Old Rides Rolling. 
 If you have any questions ,YOU can reach Neill or me anytime /Andy 


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Posted By: Big Bird
Date Posted: 03-July-2018 at 2:57PM
anderwok1 wrote:
"You can test the IPVR without pulling the instrument cluster. Tilt the seat forward and pull off the orange wire from the fuel tank sending unit. When you probe the connector, your test light should flash on and off. You can also do the same test under the hood. Pull off the sender wire from the temperature sender and/or the oil pressure sender and probe those connectors...they should flash too."
 
Confused about why I have to tip my seat forward???


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The above post should be read in a "Grumpy Old Man" voice.
Almost forgot: "Get off my lawn!!!"
Randy
1979 T-Bird
2006 GMC Sierra


Posted By: andrewok1
Date Posted: 03-July-2018 at 3:02PM
your the first to catch the seat forward joke , 


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Posted By: Big Bird
Date Posted: 03-July-2018 at 3:05PM
After posting that, I started to wonder if the instructions were lifted from a truck with the tank behind the seat.

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The above post should be read in a "Grumpy Old Man" voice.
Almost forgot: "Get off my lawn!!!"
Randy
1979 T-Bird
2006 GMC Sierra


Posted By: andrewok1
Date Posted: 04-July-2018 at 10:49AM
i guess it could be taken that way , but I meant as a joke, 


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Posted By: Big Bird
Date Posted: 04-July-2018 at 12:27PM
I'm good with it either way. Struck me as odd on first read, then thought about trucks with the tank in the cab...
Probably a necessary step for them.


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The above post should be read in a "Grumpy Old Man" voice.
Almost forgot: "Get off my lawn!!!"
Randy
1979 T-Bird
2006 GMC Sierra



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