Custom Gauge Clusters

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  1. Maverick_Ian90

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    Does anyone have custom gauge clusters they'd like to share? The factory gauges on mine are shot and I'd like to get some ideas in the materials/gauges used out there. My end game is to have a tach, speedo, oil, water and volt meters.

    Also, what, if any, are some experiences with AutoMeter.com? They're a name that keeps coming up, but I want to know some experiences anyone here have had.
     
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    What exactly is “shot” on your cluster? It only consistes of a speedo and idiot lights.

    The following is the popular mod.

    The red ones my buddies early cluster sporting a new tach, speedo rolled back to 0, 65-66 Mustang fuel gauge and LED bulbs, all tested and ready to install.
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    The blue ones for my 75, sporting a new tach, 71-73 Mustang fuel gauge, early speedo and late needles. I still have to purchase some LED’s & test all the lights for proper operation.
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    Here’s the link to the tach kit.
    https://www.facebook.com/jacks.tachs/

    Otherwise the sky’s the limit, I had considered these.
    New Vintage USA
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    I will still be using there 1969 Series oil pressure, water temp and volt gauges mounted in a custom console to complement the above pictured tach conversion cluster.
     
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    The speedo works, but only when I spin it with my hands. The cable was horribly installed. Also, the gas gauge doesn't work at all and the printed circuits on the back are starting to fall apart. I am thinking of switching to an electronic speedo.
     
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    If you keep a eye on the classifieds here or place a want ad you can find good condition affordable clusters. I just purchased one for $63 to my door.
    When you do the tach conversion you need to install a different fuel gauge and a 2nd speedo needle too.
    When we did the tach conversion on my friends early cluster he used some strategically placed super glue to repair his printed circuit.

    It’s all going to hinge on how much you want to spend vs time spent converting & reconditioning yours.
     
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