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Finished dash gauges..
Kuch Offline
Senior Member
#1
You all remember that I painted my dash gauges fluorescent orange this winter to match the Autometer gauges, well here they are installed and finished. I ended up removing the speedo and tach needles and removing the white paint from the undersides and replacing it with the orange. The dash lights shine through them nicely at night like this much better than simply painting the tops of the needles.


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1988 Turbo Coupe, Black/Black, 5 Speed, Moonroof,  T3/T4 50 trim, ported E6, 255LPH, Kirban, 3" DP dual 2.5" w Hooker Maxflows, MGW shifter, K&N, Gillis valve, RR cam, Koni's
1964 Ford Galaxie 500XL, 390 6V, 4 Speed, Vast and fast
1960 Ford Starliner, 292 Y Block, 3 Speed, slow and low
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84TBirdTurbo42 Offline
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crap, i want to pull my cluster like i need a hole in my head, but damn, i cant deny that. now i need to tape my needles in the normal range Tongue
Chris Perry
1984 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe. Dead, NY rot killed her
1986 Thunderbird shell, swapping parts from the 84.
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Rob H Offline
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#3
They look very nice!
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Kuch Offline
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#4
(06-04-2020, 02:29 AM)84TBirdTurbo42 Wrote: crap, i want to pull my cluster like i need a hole in my head, but damn, i cant deny that. now i need to tape my needles in the normal range Tongue
I just got a lucky shot of the temp gauge in the middle of the range. I just got back from a spirited drive and it started to go up. Normally it sits near the bottom of the normal range, but if I sit a long time running, it will rise up to near the top and the fan kicks on. I have the Autometer temp gauge in the trio, but I'm waiting for my friend to finish up a T Stat spacer for the temp sensor. Once that is done, I can hook that up and compare both gauges. I wanted to keep the factory gauge working as well to compare both.
1988 Turbo Coupe, Black/Black, 5 Speed, Moonroof,  T3/T4 50 trim, ported E6, 255LPH, Kirban, 3" DP dual 2.5" w Hooker Maxflows, MGW shifter, K&N, Gillis valve, RR cam, Koni's
1964 Ford Galaxie 500XL, 390 6V, 4 Speed, Vast and fast
1960 Ford Starliner, 292 Y Block, 3 Speed, slow and low
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BJL Offline
Moderator
#5
looks great ! glad to since a nice clean install!
i have my gauges in the cubby area too.
i ended up putting my temp sensor in the spot where the climate control switch was in the heater. and i just moved my ECT sensor for the computer in line with that hose coming out of the t-stat housing. very accurate readings now.
Brian J Larkin
88TC 320k miles
T3, FMIC ,3in stinger exhaust, gillis,
255 walbro, afpr, 5spd swap,spec clutch, sn95 5 lug,.
89 Cougar XR7 3.8SC Auto
95 Ranger Splash 3.0 auto
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ThorJrTurbo Offline
Junior Member
#6
Looks amazing!!! I love the gauges in the cubby area!
Turbo Coupe For Life

1987 Turbo Coupe, Black, 5 Speed, K&N, RR cam
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Kuch Offline
Senior Member
#7
Thanks Thor, here is the write up I did for the gauge mounts. https://turbotbird.com/thread-center-panel-gauges
1988 Turbo Coupe, Black/Black, 5 Speed, Moonroof,  T3/T4 50 trim, ported E6, 255LPH, Kirban, 3" DP dual 2.5" w Hooker Maxflows, MGW shifter, K&N, Gillis valve, RR cam, Koni's
1964 Ford Galaxie 500XL, 390 6V, 4 Speed, Vast and fast
1960 Ford Starliner, 292 Y Block, 3 Speed, slow and low
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