Jump to content

Shipwright

Members
  • Posts

    87
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Vehicle Info

  • My Car
    2008 Shelby GT500 Grabber Orange Convertible

Location

  • Location
    Canada
  • Region
    Canada

Personal Information

  • Sex
    Male

Shipwright's Achievements

Enthusiast

Enthusiast (6/14)

  • First Post
  • Collaborator
  • Conversation Starter
  • Week One Done
  • One Month Later

Recent Badges

2

Reputation

  1. Available as of June of 2017. It's pricy but it's the only one available. I ordered a set from one of their Canadian distributors. https://www.americanautowire.com/view-product/1971-73-ford-mustang-classic-update-kit-2/ Can you confirm the tach/speedo diameter as well as the fuel, volt, temp and oil gauges.
  2. Thanks for the heads up. Ill be sending him an e-mail shortly.
  3. I was looking at these gauges. the problem is that it makes the console gauges useless and I'm trying to keep the car as stock looking as possible using OEM style and size gauges. I'm not interested in modifying/creating new brackets to fit aftermarket gauges. Understood. This what I am doing. Parts are here and they look great. http://www.ohiomustang.com/store/order_page.asp?itemid=2743 Looks nice. If I get desperate I may go that way. I'm currently in contact with Dakota Digital about a custom set-up using the digital VFD3-71M-CNT carcass but installing/manufacturing analog gauges similar to their VHX style gauges. The cost will be eye watering, particularly with todays currency exchange rate but I want what I want and there aren't many options out there that don't require a lot of modification on my part.
  4. Cost isn't an issue, time is (I know that sounds strange). I know that Midlife does an awesome job from what I've read here, I just don't want to lay the car up while I have the old harness ripped out, sent across the border to the US, repaired, returned to Canada and installed on the Mach1. I'd just as soon just get a new complete kit for quick installation. Thank you very much for your words of support, it's been 7 months since her passing and I'm dealing with her loss one day at a time.
  5. I was looking at these gauges. the problem is that it makes the console gauges useless and I'm trying to keep the car as stock looking as possible using OEM style and size gauges. I'm not interested in modifying/creating new brackets to fit aftermarket gauges.
  6. Good day to all. It's been many years since I last posted here but circumstances have necessitated my return. Recently my wife, Mach1 Mama, past away from Cancer leaving me her beloved '73 Q code Mach 1. Since she bought and re-built her baby (see Travails of the Trailer Queen) I've only driven the car 3 times in about 9 years, the last time was in 2013. After her passing I've done two short tips in the "Man Magnet" and discovered a few issues that need to be rectified, the first required the complete replacement of the wiring harness. I've decide to go with the kit sold by American Autowire. The second issue deals with the dash and console gauges, I'm seriously looking at Classic Instruments for replacement gauges. however I'm confused as they offer two sets that they claim will fit a '73 Mustang but they differ in dimensions. One set has 3 - 3/8" Tach and speedo and 2 - 1/8" oil, fuel, amp and temp gauges. The other set consists of 4 - 5/8" Tach and speedo and 2 - 5/8" oil, fuel, amp and temp gauges. Which set will be a direct, no modification fit? if neither of them will fit can someone direct me to where I can find direct replacement analogue style gauges that will.
  7. At the risk of being banned and going waayyy off brand and it's more of an exotic car than muscle car take a look at the '68 - '78 Lamborghini Espada. The resemblance is uncanny.
  8. As promised here are pictures of one of our club members ’71 orange coupe. It currently has 302 but it will be replaced by a 351W. I’ll post the power numbers when he gets it on an engine dyno. He will be making to trip to Charlotte next April.
  9. @Don65Stang. Thanks for the award, it's much appreciated.
  10. Actually, to tell you the truth wearing a "skirt" has it's advantages, particularly if you're going "Regimental". I beleive it's the American equivalent of going "Commando". ;)
  11. Retired from the Canadian Navy in '09 with 26 years 286 days of service as a Hull Tech (Shipwright) attaining the rank of Petty Officer 1st Class (US equivalent of Sgt 1st Class/Master Sergeant). Served/sailed on 6 Destroyers/Frigates and 2 Tankers. Spent about 7 years total (multiple postings) at the Damage Control Division as a Nuclear Biological and Chemical Instructor, Damage Control Instructor and Fire Fighting Lighter/Instructor. I spent a further 4 years at the Canadian Forces Naval Engineering School (East) as the Hull Section Regulating PO/DC Console instructor as well as an instructor for miscellaneous trade related courses (woodworking, fibreglass repair etc...). Deployments of note include Gulf War '91 and again in '01, Adriatic (Bosnia and Herzegovina) '94. Currrently employed as a civilian Environment and Safety Inspector in HMC Dockyard, Halifax. PS. I dodged being posted as a recruiter by a hair. I would have been terrible at is as I'm not a very good liar (from my own experience when I joined). I also forgot to mention that my first military experience was the three years I spent in my hometown Highland Army Reserve Unit (called Militia in Canada). As an english speaking francophone it was strange wearing the dress uniform of a Scottish Regiment (kilt) I've got pictures to prove it.
×
×
  • Create New...