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Howdy all! I want to install aftermarket gauges in the instrument cluster on my 1967 mustang. I assume I will have to cut up the existing mounting bracket from the old cluster unless anyone has any other ideas. If anyone has done this before I could use some hints of any possible problems that may arise
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Hi Jason: I added Autometer guages for fuel, oil pressure, and water temp (see picture). I used a dremel to cut away what I needed to from the existing cluster. It wasn't too bad, but there was some cutting. I haven't got around to doing a speedo yet, but some day....
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Read this http://www.mustangdepot.com/graphics...structions.pdf and the support from http://www.mustangdepot.com/OnLineCa...ge-support.htm
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Hi Jason: I added Autometer guages for fuel, oil pressure, and water temp (see picture). I used a dremel to cut away what I needed to from the existing cluster. It wasn't too bad, but there was some cutting. I haven't got around to doing a speedo yet, but some day....

Fantastic looking interior and dash blea!

Jason - what gauges are you wanting to install?
 
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Thanks guys! I got auto-meter gauges and am changing them all, new speedometer, tach, water temp, oil pressure and fuel. I figured it might be a little work and it looks like I am right! I am a little concerned that everything will work correctly with my car but figure if I have any problems someone out there will help me! ha!
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i know this is a little old but how did your install go? do you think id be comproable on a 66?
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Thanks guys! Let me clarify, I have no problem installing the gauges into the cluster, its getting the cluster with the new gauges to fit back into the recessed area of the dash. but further investigation shows it is only the speedometer (auto meter #5895 Phantom series/mechanical) that is causing the problem. I think if I re-route the wiring bundle from the front of the vertical dash supports to behind it that may make enough room. My only other option is cutting the support or getting a speedometer that is thinner. Hopefully that makes sense.
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do you think id be comproable on a 66?
Autometer gauges in a '66 are a piece of cake. You need to cut the plated bezel off flush for fuel, oil pressure, temp, & amps/volts. Leave the speedo alone. The classic black Autometer gauges will fit like they were made for it. I did have to put a O ring around the speedo to make a snug fit.
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sweet im just wondering because i am doing a 5.0 with AOD swap into the 66 for DDing. And was looking into an electric speedometer
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