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I would like one as well, let me know when and where to send money!

 

PM sent

 

Thanks

Paul

73 Grande

351C 2v

Now 4v Carb/Cam/headers/T5

 

Gasoline is for washing parts.

Alcohol is for drinking.

Nitomethane is for racing!

 

 

Work in Progress photos here:

Last Update: 4/23/16

 

http://s1270.photobucket.com/user/therocket366/library/?sort=3&page=1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Got the prototype today from Rocket366. Dang. Very nice. Fit perfectly in the opening.

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73 Grande H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

 

- Jason

 

 

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Update;

 

I notified the first five interested parties that I have a map light for them.

 

They can ship 5/13/17

 

Thanks

Paul

 

 

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73 Grande

351C 2v

Now 4v Carb/Cam/headers/T5

 

Gasoline is for washing parts.

Alcohol is for drinking.

Nitomethane is for racing!

 

 

Work in Progress photos here:

Last Update: 4/23/16

 

http://s1270.photobucket.com/user/therocket366/library/?sort=3&page=1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hi, I know this is an older thread but is there anyway I can get the STL file for this so I can make my own? Trying to help a friend finish his '71  

 

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Hi, I know this is an older thread but is there anyway I can get the STL file for this so I can make my own? Trying to help a friend finish his '71  

 

Thanks

 

Wow! No introduction whatsoever, but you want to use a file that a guy here has spent a lot of time on so you can cut out the middle man and make the product yourself...  

Do you walk into restaurants and ask for their recipes so you can cook their signature dishes yourself? 

I'm sorry if I sound harsh but man, you got balls! 

How about dropping the guy a private message and ask him if he makes one for you, like the rest of us?

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Hey Guys (And Gals)

 

I was lucky to get an original Map Light from a member here for cheap.

 

Instead of installing it and be done I decided to clone it and make it

available to anyone who would like a clone.

 

The ML is made of .125 ABS with camera case finish which is slightly thicker than the original but I tried to keep the

dimensions the same as the original within reason.

The clone uses the repop lens available from OMS and others

and uses a T10 LED and socket.

 

The original I got was slightly too wide to fit in my car with a repop dash pad so I made that dimension slightly smaller.  

To accommodate the LED socket the clone is slightly taller than the original with no fitment issues.

 

The prototype needs the switch mounted and will be finished tomorrow

and will be sent to 73 Pony for fitment and review.

 

Unfinished Prototype Photos:

 

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I have a larger investment in this than I thought I would and need to to know the interest level before I order more parts and material?

 

I will sell them for 79.00 delivered to US via paypal through this site or ebay

with returns available.

 

Thanks Everyone

Regards

Paul

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Hi, I know this is an older thread but is there anyway I can get the STL file for this so I can make my own? Trying to help a friend finish his '71  

 

Thanks

 

Wow! No introduction whatsoever, but you want to use a file that a guy here has spent a lot of time on so you can cut out the middle man and make the product yourself...  

Do you walk into restaurants and ask for their recipes so you can cook their signature dishes yourself? 

I'm sorry if I sound harsh but man, you got balls! 

How about dropping the guy a private message and ask him if he makes one for you, like the rest of us?

You were right on with that. It looks like that was his one and only post, so his reasoning for wanting the file was obviously BS. Chances are he would have started selling them on eBay.

 

 

“If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.”

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You were right on with that. It looks like that was his one and only post, so his reasoning for wanting the file was obviously BS. Chances are he would have started selling them on eBay.

 

Not trying to start an argument, but throwing out an alternative theory because it happened to me once. Several years ago, I signed up to the P-38 pistol forum to ask a question of "the experts". I found a post by a guy that answered a similar question and seemed to know what he was talking about so asked him his advice. Some other guy jumped on and blasted me because "He was the guy that knew everything and I should have asked him". I don't have time for a bunch of drama and egos, so my second, and last, post was telling the group just that and they had just lost a member. I never went back. Not the same situation here, but close. I've seen other car websites drive off other new people because they were attacked right out of the gate. I would hazard a guess that everyone here has asked a bonehead question at some point in their life, innocent though it might be. When you get ridiculed for it, do you hang around for more, or walk away?

Yes, I try to assume the best of people until proven otherwise, but is that such a bad thing?

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Is anyone e still selling the map lights? Have never received a reply from  Paul (Rocket366).

 

I'm still around.

 

Production may resume this summer.

 

PM me if you are interested so I can have a list of all interested parties.

 

Thank you all for your patience!

 

Thanks Paul

therocket366@hotmail.com

73 Grande

351C 2v

Now 4v Carb/Cam/headers/T5

 

Gasoline is for washing parts.

Alcohol is for drinking.

Nitomethane is for racing!

 

 

Work in Progress photos here:

Last Update: 4/23/16

 

http://s1270.photobucket.com/user/therocket366/library/?sort=3&page=1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thought you disappeared! Welcome back. My map light is still working great!

73 Grande H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

 

- Jason

 

 

082-hot-rod-power-tour-2017-1970-1970s.jpg

 

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I am way late to this party. I wish I would have found this thread 6 months ago. I did not have the option of buying one from someone. I saw one on ebay a few months ago for about $300. I thought that was a little crazy for a light and I wanted to spend that money on other stuff. I purchased a light online that came off of a 73 mercury cougar and cannibalized the electrical hookups which (I believe) are similar to the mustang. I designed it all on the computer and uploaded the file to xometry.com and for about $45 they 3d printed it and sent it back to me. I dont have a 3d printer yet. I went with black ABS plastic to be a little heat resistant. The lens which scott drake reproduces fits perfectly in it. I found a rocker switch on amazon that fit what I needed and it works great. 

 

Switches:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M071FJ4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

LED Lights:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B078MLRNCX/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

73 Merc Cougar Light:

https://secure.cougarpartscatalog.com/71maplight.html?attribs=84

 

 

PM me if you are interested and I can email you the file for you to print yourself. Like I said before I do not have a 3d printer and I won't be printing these for anyone. I'm not in this to make money, just trying to help out anyone who needs a map light like I did. 

 

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Do I understand you correctly that you bought one from a 71-73 Cougar because you didn't have one?  Or does the Mustang version not lend itself to a bulb upgrade?

 

So if I have one already, seems I just need to change the switch and leds.

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Do I understand you correctly that you bought one from a 71-73 Cougar because you didn't have one?  Or does the Mustang version not lend itself to a bulb upgrade?

 

So if I have one already, seems I just need to change the switch and leds.

 

I bought the one from the cougar with the intention of taking the electrical wires and hookups to use on the part that I designed. The cougar map light assembly was about 2 inches short of the empty space and did not have a switch. I designed the part after that part so I could use the electrical clips and from what I can tell its very similar to the mustang on the inside. I did upgrade the bulb to an LED and then the designed part included a spot for the switch that I chose. Hope that makes sense

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Do I understand you correctly that you bought one from a 71-73 Cougar because you didn't have one?  Or does the Mustang version not lend itself to a bulb upgrade?

 

So if I have one already, seems I just need to change the switch and leds.

 

I bought the one from the cougar with the intention of taking the electrical wires and hookups to use on the part that I designed. The cougar map light assembly was about 2 inches short of the empty space and did not have a switch. I designed the part after that part so I could use the electrical clips and from what I can tell its very similar to the mustang on the inside. I did upgrade the bulb to an LED and then the designed part included a spot for the switch that I chose. Hope that makes sense

 

Excellent!

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