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fmjcraig

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  1. I agree on your thoughts of Ant, he breezes right through on repairs...I love to see thorough procedures on installs, but they only have so much time so we only get to see highlights...
  2. I will add pictures after some tweaking in the spring...unfortunately winter’s coming and when I lived in Florida it was car show every week, as well as two big gatherings in Daytona at the speedway, now back in Michigan ? , beautiful but bedtime for the Mustang.
  3. They got the lowering springs from Scott Drake...1" lowering
  4. I can guess where some of the '72 grille upgrades came from, a number of sources, but the lowering springs looked like a good fit...where do you think was the supplier for them, no reference in the credits, but I might want to do those on my '73. They made the grille change awfully easy looking, but I have read threads that the two grilles mount differently and the hood release lever is different in respect to the lever access in the upper grille...I'm a purist anyway and a '73 should look as a '73. fmjcraig
  5. Here is photo of plugs under passenger front seat, also noticed plug that plugs into right belt retractor socket is unplugged...
  6. Here is photo of plugs under passenger front seat, also noticed plug that plugs into right belt retractor socket is unplugged...
  7. I'll take some pictures tomorrow and send them to you
  8. Thanks for quick info...I can now make sure I have correct LEDs to do it all...seems like many members like Hi-po parts LEDs as a supplier choice, unless you have another opinion, all are welcome...fmjcraig
  9. What are the 2 bulbs by type ( number) for the center dash guages? Thanks much, haven't had my out yet to look and your info would be appreciated, fmjcraig
  10. Question...what is bulb number for the center dash gauges (2 required) don't think they are 194s and can't find any written specs anywhere for those, haven't had my center dash out yet to look...thanks for any reply regarding that...AveageJoeRestoration.com has a list for all early mustang light bulb replacement on charts, every bulb but the center dash guages bulbs, duh. fmjcraig
  11. Will do, and probably replace it first, a new switch is pretty cheap and available, and very easy to do...the switch in the car is original and seems to work and potentiometer (dimmer) cycles from out to dash map light on but being over 40 years old it can't hurt to change it out...will let you know on results. I was looking behind dash last night and am amazed that the condition of all wiring, harness tags with the part numbers, it looks as if the car was built new yesterday...absolutely no corrosion, not even dust. I did notice the plug under the passenger seat is unplugged and the fasten seat belt indicator on the passenger side dash is also unplugged, maybe the previous owner didn't like the chime or buzzer going off every time he started it? Makes me not want to plug it back in...Craig
  12. Have the tach already in cluster as it was born with, so it sounds like Elites are the better choice...I will post at a later date which ones I chose and outcome I see. I don't think you mentioned what gauge set you had unless I missed it. If you have the factory tach, the you will have a set of center gauges I assume. RCCI have a volt conversion as well for the ALT gauge which is almost always shot. If that is the bulb you're talking about not working, that should be an easy fix. There are only 2 wired in bulbs in that cluster. I was thinking you had the idiot lights from your description. Perhaps I just need to pay more attention!!! Keep us posted. Geoff EDIT: Ok my bad! I re-read your initial post and I did misread it. If your able to squeeze under the center dash, I think you can reach the bulbs. You could pull a seat out to make it way easier. If not, you'll have to unscrew the entire panel to bring it forward enough to reach the bulbs. It's a PITA for sure. Hi-Po Elite series II would be my choice, or similar. The brighter the better and should be dimmable for sure. Thanks again...will probably wait till next spring as in no hurry, only drive it to cruise-ins so far this year, but since the car needs nothing else, am looking to find things to do to on it so I will feel accomplished, right? I feel I should start with a headlight relay kit to decrease voltage loss via the length of wire from power to HL switch back out to headlights which will help, but headlights already seem bright enough, but brighter can't hurt. The kit sold by CJ Pony parts appears appropriate and plug-and-play over rocket man's style, so if anything as easier, but better advice would be welcomed...Craig
  13. Thanks for the info...so many choices, eh?...do want them dimmable for sure, Craig Yes, jpaz is correct. I should have suggested replacing the C/B in my reply. It's not hard to do as you'll have the cluster out. IF you decide to upgrade to the tach conversion, I can offer some suggestions if you PM me. I think it's been discussed here before though. Have the tach already in cluster as it was born with, so it sounds like Elites are the better choice...I will post at a later date which ones I chose and outcome
  14. Thanks for the info...so many choices, eh?...do want them dimmable for sure, Craig images upload
  15. Thanks, Hi-po parts is a seller in Gaylord, Mi and I also liked as you did the look with the LEDs...thanks, now just need good info on removal of center dash to access the three guages above the radio for their bulbs.
  16. PHi fellow mustang lovers...I want to request info on replacing LED bulbs in dash complete, instrument cluster pretty straight forward, but in replacing center dash assy guages bulbs, is there any easier way to access the 3 guages to replace them, where I can tilt forward the assy to install instead of yanking the whole thing out? Also based on your success what color works best, and brand and source? If I don't change color diffusers is white the best? The main dash LEDs are 194's, but what bulbs are the center guages types...not listed on Average Joe Restoration Chart (1445 or 1895?). Thanks for any help...Craig Collins. Couldn't find any threads or YouTube videos on how specifically at all...surprised. My email if easier is zardoz1948@yahoo.com. And yes I am the one who bought the car from Morrison Motor Cars in NC...Actually a very straight, original well taken care of survivor.
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