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Gauge question #2
#1
Ok, this is gauge question#2, good responses on gauge question number 1. Question number 2 is, would anybody on here, excuse my langauge, bastardize their Mustang by using Cougar parts. I have a 73 XR 7 Mercury Cougar Coupe(parts car) that had full instrumentation, tach, speedo, oil, volt and temp gauges. All of the gauges worked fine plus I have the complete wiring harness. The harness is in pretty good shape besides somebody hacking in the radio wires. Could I or should I pull the whole dash out of the Cougar and install it in my 73 Mustang to get full intrumentation if it is possible??????

my current rides
1973 Mustang Coupe
1989 Mercury Cougar XR7
1973 Mercury XR7 Cougar Convertible(sold)
1966 Mercury Comet 202
1985 F150 4x4
1962 Ford Fairlane 500
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#2
This has nothing to do with gauges but I have a 351C from a cougar. Many parts are interchangeable and the gauges might be. I'll let someone else confirm or deny this.

Jayson
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73 Mach 1 Mustang
89 Dodge Shadow ES
94 Jeep Wrangler

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#3
Im not sure how much work would be required to put a full cougar dash in your stang', but even if it is easy I wouldn't do it. It doesn't look as nice IMO. The 3 gauge cluster from the center dash of the cougar might be easy to mount somewhere though. That's what I would do if it covers your needs. I'm not possible the gauges are interchangeable, so don't go by my word.
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#4
I think it would be easier to find a 3 gauge pod from a mustang. However, I also have a 71 cougar 351c in one of my Mach 1s.

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My Mustangs:
71 M-code Mach 1, Medium Blue/White Sport, 4R70W, 3L50, Factory Ram Air.
72 Q-code Mach 1, Pewter/Black Sport, 4-spd, 3L25.
65 Convertible, Britney Blue/White/White, more modified than original.
05 Convertible, Legend Lime/Tan/Tan, future classic??
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#5
you can make anything fit/work. I don't like the cougar dash as much as the mustang. I wouldn't but it is your car and your choice.

'Mike'
73 Convertible - 351C/4V CC heads/4bolt/forged flat tops/comp 270/rhodes/mallory unilite/tri-power/hookers/glasspacks/c6/3.50 limited slip/Gear Vendors/Global West sub frames, strut rods and shelby style traction bars/ Rear sway bar/tilt steering (not original)

Pics of modifications included in:
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#6
With the original mustang gauge pods on eBay every single day. Even the tach dash ones on there often. Why would one do that.
I just looked on eBay and you can get a brand new repo for $180 and there was a nice used one for $100. Also there was at least two tach clusters and wiring harness.

72 Q Code Mach 1, 351C, Toploader.
69 Torino GT Convertible, 351W, FMX
03 Anniversary Harley Davidson
31 Deluxe Tudor
91 F350 Lariet Crewcab 4x4, 460, automatic
2012 Escape 4x4
92 Feature Edition Mustang
82 F100 Shortbed
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#7
I decided against doing this, it was just a idea and not a very good one at that.

my current rides
1973 Mustang Coupe
1989 Mercury Cougar XR7
1973 Mercury XR7 Cougar Convertible(sold)
1966 Mercury Comet 202
1985 F150 4x4
1962 Ford Fairlane 500
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#8
[img]ss[/img]Here is an original one with 2 inch after market gauges.


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72 Q Code Mach 1, 351C, Toploader.
69 Torino GT Convertible, 351W, FMX
03 Anniversary Harley Davidson
31 Deluxe Tudor
91 F350 Lariet Crewcab 4x4, 460, automatic
2012 Escape 4x4
92 Feature Edition Mustang
82 F100 Shortbed
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#9
oldmountainfarm;38871 Wrote:[img]ss[/img]Here is an original one with 2 inch after market gauges.


Did you have to do any cutting to make the aftermarkets fit the pods?

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Ken

73 Convertible 302-4v-3spd yellow /white int

08 Bullitt 4.6-5 spd black/black int


All I ask is a chance to prove that money can't make me happy
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#10
No, didn't cut a thing because I have the original gauges just needed the wiring harness. I just cut a small piece of metal and ran it from one gauge to the other and used the same screws that hold the original gauges in. The original gauges are oblonged so you want to make sure you get all black gauges and not chrome because a little of the chrome would show. I finally found the gauge and tach wiring harness on eBay but have not got around to changing them back out.

72 Q Code Mach 1, 351C, Toploader.
69 Torino GT Convertible, 351W, FMX
03 Anniversary Harley Davidson
31 Deluxe Tudor
91 F350 Lariet Crewcab 4x4, 460, automatic
2012 Escape 4x4
92 Feature Edition Mustang
82 F100 Shortbed
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