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Dash wiring and swap 1972
#1
I have a standard Idiot light dash that is complete with harness.
Also have a complete dash with the 3 center gauges and the tachometer..I do not have the harness for this dash.
I would like to use the tach instrument dash in my car.
Anyone else dealt with this? what was the solution? I don't see the harness in any of my parts books.
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#2
Been there done that Don.

I found this as I was looking for the page that listed how to convert it over....while this will tell you how to do it..I would recommend finding a donor harness.

www.mach1club.com/showthread.php?tid=1672

I did the conversion on my car last year and after a few fits of " why the hell did I ever start this" it worked out in the end. I changed over to a harness from an original tach/gauges car. I didn't want to cut mine up.

Ken

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Ken

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

08 Bullitt 4.6-5 spd black/black int


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#3
I have not done this but have to wish you Best of Luck with it! Sounds like a LOT of fun. :p

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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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#4
Don if you do it post a lot of pics. It's an idea I have been mulling over for awhile. Just didn't know if it was worth the hassle.
Jim

drive it like you stole it
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#5
I'm looking for the harness, if you read the article, it says you need parts of the harness anyway...might as well get it all.
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#6
Guys

I can say it's well worth the effort....I was glad to be able to take the tach off of my steering column and have it where it belongs and having the gauges !! But just remember that while it says on the link I added previously, you don't have to replace your old harness ,it does state for it to work you have to get a correct connector from a tach car....so instead of cutting up a good wiring harness why not just replace it? Just remember that you want the main engine feed and the under dash harness. I got through it with some help from a few guys that are on this forum and who are also on VMF...remember we are only as far away as the email.

Ken

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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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#7
Great addition. I need to add that to my list.
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#8
DON29163,
Ford used several various harnesses in 71 thru 73
You will need a 72 Mach 1 harness and even then there are a couple of different ones.
Other things to check for are...
With or with-out A/C
Drum or Disc brakes
Other options, console, map light.
You can use other year harnesses but make sure you get all the wiring and then you will have to do some modifing.
Don
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#9
check these guys out

http://midlife66.com/harnesses/welcome.html
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#10
whitesoc;15160 Wrote:Guys

I can say it's well worth the effort....I was glad to be able to take the tach off of my steering column and have it where it belongs and having the gauges !! But just remember that while it says on the link I added previously, you don't have to replace your old harness ,it does state for it to work you have to get a correct connector from a tach car....so instead of cutting up a good wiring harness why not just replace it? Just remember that you want the main engine feed and the under dash harness. I got through it with some help from a few guys that are on this forum and who are also on VMF...remember we are only as far away as the email.

Ken
Hi Ken..How much do you have to remove to get the harness out, and howlong did it take? I have 3 complete clusters 1 w/tach and 2 w/o. but have W/O harness.



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