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White Face Gauges
#1
All,

Just wondering if anyone has used these white face gauge overlays?

http://www.whitegauges.net/categories/Fo...ce-Gauges/

If anyone has and could take a quick picture that would be great. I want to see how they look installed and if they make a big difference. I'm getting tired of looking at my old gauges and how dull they are. I already bought new LED's from Hipoparts and I'm getting a new instrument cluster circuit board from CJ PonyParts. If there is anything else I need to get, please let me know. Thanks!

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#2
I'd suggest you also pick up some new sockets for your bulbs, mine were quite corroded and caused a few issues when trying to get my LEDs to work. Also note that your LEDs will most likely have polarity, so they'll only light when wired in the correct orientation, your best bet is to bench check the cluster before putting it back in the car.

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#3
73StangCoupe;164687 Wrote:All,

Just wondering if anyone has used these white face gauge overlays?

http://www.whitegauges.net/categories/Fo...ce-Gauges/

If anyone has and could take a quick picture that would be great. I want to see how they look installed and if they make a big difference. I'm getting tired of looking at my old gauges and how dull they are. I already bought new LED's from Hipoparts and I'm getting a new instrument cluster circuit board from CJ PonyParts. If there is anything else I need to get, please let me know. Thanks!
I used that company's set on my 71 Camaro..Fit perfect..looks great..You do have to be wary of lint debris etc when installing so it doesn't get trapped under the decal..I actually wet down a piece of glass on my work table (keeps lint dust down) & did the install over it..The Camaro is tucked away for the winter otherwise I would grab a pic.

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#4
Check out Ron Evenson's videos on the installation of the white face gauges. There are a couple of videos on the installation and one of the installation of the LEDs.
http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-3rd-v...sportsroof
Haven't heard much from Ron recently. He has a cool green and gold sportsroof.

Steve
73 Mach 1 Blue Glow/Argent Q Code C6 Auto
73 Mach 1 Blue Glow/Argent Q Code 4 Speed
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(02-03-2014, 03:18 PM)MechEng Wrote: I'd suggest you also pick up some new sockets for your bulbs, mine were quite corroded and caused a few issues when trying to get my LEDs to work. Also note that your LEDs will most likely have polarity, so they'll only light when wired in the correct orientation, your best bet is to bench check the cluster before putting it back in the car.

Thanks for reminding me. I already have a few boxes of new sockets that I bought a while ago. I did read about the polarity, they only work one way. For the bench test, can I use my battery trickle charger to power the lights? Thanks again...

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(02-03-2014, 03:25 PM)Boss1Ray Wrote: Many relevant discussions/threads on our site:

http://is.gd/aK1Lf4

I had to use a URL shortener is the reason the URL looks weird and text doesn't look like

(http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-ETC) (Just an example - not a working link!)

Ray

Ray

Thanks Ray... I'm still wondering how you do those links. Great info!!

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(02-03-2014, 08:27 PM)Steve73QMach1 Wrote: Check out Ron Evenson's videos on the installation of the white face gauges. There are a couple of videos on the installation and one of the installation of the LEDs.
http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-3rd-v...sportsroof
Haven't heard much from Ron recently. He has a cool green and gold sportsroof.

Thanks... Great videos, now I know how they will look. I'm going to pull the trigger and pick these up. This is really not fair... Ron has his bride (I'm assuming) working on his car. He does have a very cool car...

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(02-03-2014, 08:31 PM)73StangCoupe Wrote: Thanks for reminding me. I already have a few boxes of new sockets that I bought a while ago. I did read about the polarity, they only work one way. For the bench test, can I use my battery trickle charger to power the lights? Thanks again...

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I would be a little wary of the trickle charger but for short bursts you might be okay. Just don't leave it connected for long. You might do better to use a little 9v battery. I have a 12v power supply that I hooked up. You can mark the circuit board with the positive and negative and check each bulb instead of trying to power the whole cluster.


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(02-03-2014, 10:14 PM)MechEng Wrote:
(02-03-2014, 08:31 PM)73StangCoupe Wrote: Thanks for reminding me. I already have a few boxes of new sockets that I bought a while ago. I did read about the polarity, they only work one way. For the bench test, can I use my battery trickle charger to power the lights? Thanks again...

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I would be a little wary of the trickle charger but for short bursts you might be okay. Just don't leave it connected for long. You might do better to use a little 9v battery. I have a 12v power supply that I hooked up. You can mark the circuit board with the positive and negative and check each bulb instead of trying to power the whole cluster.


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Once again... thanks for the advice. This forum and its members are a valuable resource with one goal in mind... keeping our beautiful cars on the road. Very cool...

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Does anyone have pics of these installed in the car?
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#9
I've got them on my 72, The previous owner of my car installed them, I'm at work at the moment but can post a few pics when I get home in the morning, for you..

Anything is possible, It just takes time and MONEY....
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pegasus;164924 Wrote:I've got them on my 72, The previous owner of my car installed them, I'm at work at the moment but can post a few pics when I get home in the morning, for you..
That would be great, thanks! I was thinking of upgrading to some after market gauges until I stumbled across these!
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