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MaddMike

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With our beloved but notoriously useless rear glass and near useless rear view mirrors for Mach 1 fastbacks - I am looking for a good and affordable rear view camera system incorporating and replacing the rear view mirror. Anyone have first hand experience and or recommendations?
 

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There are a few active threads about the same topic (just in case you don't get too many direct replies to this one).
 
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I bought the Awesafe 10" mirror/rear view/dash cam. I've not yet installed it, but when I tested it, I think it will be a good choice. Downside is finding a keyed 12V power supply. I bought a cigarette light type adaptor that I'll wire in somewhere under the dash. That way I can still use the supplied 5V 2A adaptor. Next issue is where to place the camera so you don't get blinded by lights at night (thanks Eric) ...... if you drive it at night that is. If you need the number I'll try to look it up.
 

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With our beloved but notoriously useless rear glass and near useless rear view mirrors for Mach 1 fastbacks - I am looking for a good and affordable rear view camera system incorporating and replacing the rear view mirror. Anyone have first hand experience and or recommendations?
I purchased, but hasn't been installed yet as restoration is still in progress Master Tailgaters OEM Rear View Mirror with 4.3” LCD Screen and Waterproof 170° Backup Camera Kit for $130. I chose a full hard wired system, rather than wireless signal driven, because when I've made that choice in the past for speakers, they always eventually fail, but hard wires last a lot longer. The mirror itself looks like a good match, my only concern is it will feel too big for the windshield when its installed. I wont know until that time, but I'm sure I'll adjust to it if it does. I like that the screen is in the rearview itself. https://www.mastertailgaters.com/collections/rear-view-mirrors-with-lcd/DVR_No
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I am on the road until this evening and this evening I will go ahead and post links to a couple of youtube.com sites where did the recording it to show our back up cameras. In our case I used a Garmin Drive 51 GPS which has an option for up to four cameras one of the cameras hooked up to a rear back up camera and another is for a front view from the front bumper. The cameras are said to be wireless and that is true with respect to the video signal. The cameras are said to be wireless and that is with respect to the video signal only they do require a wire for power according to the radio transmitter enter power the camera itself. There are two different ways that I got power to the truck for the wireless camera and receiver and I have video coverage on that as well which I will post once I get your hotel this evening
 
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I am finally in our hotel for the evening. I did not get into the wiring for the power for the trunk for the backup camera and transmitter for the wireless video signal transmission. Also, on both of our 73 Mustangs we do not have the center vertical bezel mounted gauges (we are using Dakota VHX analog gauges in our instrument panel). If you have center mount gauges our approach will not work out for you. In shrt, we have Garmin Drive 51 GPS units in our Mustangs, with the optional backup camera. Be care to get the backup camera kit with the receiver needed for the display unit. There are to different backup camera kits. One has the GPS power cable with the video radio signal reception, and costs more than the supplemental camera 2-4 kits. The Camera 2-4 add-on units have only the additional camera and additional camera transmitter.

To get power back to the trunk for the camera and video transmitter. One way was where I ran an auxiliary wire from the fused side of a 20 amp fuse on the fuse block back into our trunk. On the other Mustang I got a headlight relay from RocketMan (mini kit) and set up the headlight relay to power the headlights and parking lights on any time the car is running. Then in the trunk I merely tapped into the parking light circuit to draw the 12 volts needed for the backup camera circuit. No need to run a new wire to the trunk, plus now I have running lights on all the time.

Here is the YouTube on our GPS Drive 51 unit installed. I hope all that helps.

 
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