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AJMgearhead
04-26-2011, 04:19 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1989-1996-Ford-Thunderbird-white-face-gauges-89-96-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem58866f54b8QQitemZ38021 2565176QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccesso ries

I love the white gauge look, just not the fact that they cost a lot. I saw these and figured I'd get some opinions. I feel like they have a big potential to throw off the speedometer and tach readings if placed wrong. What's everyone's opinion?

KMT
04-26-2011, 05:48 PM
It easy to juke with the readings/pointers on any of the gauges if you're not careful.

I got a set of overlays that don't rely on removing the pointers. I had to redo one gauge due to bubbles, but otherwise, once they laid nice and flat, they look great. I love 'em :)

AJMgearhead
04-26-2011, 05:56 PM
Yeah with these, they slide over the pointers so removing them isn't necessary.

sdw
04-26-2011, 09:46 PM
When I bought my guage faces from here http://www.customgaugefaces.com/

I wasn't happy with how the numbers were lit when I placed my LED strips in behind.

Scott was fantastic to work with and we were able to come up with a modified speedo. See attached.

I can't say enough good things about Scott.

Regards

Sean

AJMgearhead
04-26-2011, 10:11 PM
When I bought my guage faces from here http://www.customgaugefaces.com/

I wasn't happy with how the numbers were lit when I placed my LED strips in behind.

Scott was fantastic to work with and we were able to come up with a modified speedo. See attached.

I can't say enough good things about Scott.

Regards

Sean

Yeah I'm sure they're nice. I just don't want them that bad to spend 100+ on them so I figured the sticker kind would be good

sdw
04-27-2011, 01:40 AM
If you check out the website you will see they are $30.00 if you cut them out of the sheet or $45.00 if Scott does.

You won't find a higher quality product or person to deal with i assure you.

Regards

Sean

AJMgearhead
04-27-2011, 12:31 PM
If you check out the website you will see they are $30.00 if you cut them out of the sheet or $45.00 if Scott does.

You won't find a higher quality product or person to deal with i assure you.

Regards

Sean

Good deal, I'll have to contact him. How did you calibrate the speedometer? 200mph certainly isn't stock lol

RalphP
04-27-2011, 09:24 PM
Good deal, I'll have to contact him. How did you calibrate the speedometer? 200mph certainly isn't stock lol

Look again - MPH <> KPH :p

120MPH = 200 KPH approx.

RwP

davec73
04-27-2011, 09:46 PM
I just ordered mine and I am going to get them in when I get home, I will post pics when I am done

AJMgearhead
04-28-2011, 10:34 AM
Look again - MPH <> KPH :p

120MPH = 200 KPH approx.

RwP

:rolleyes: Didn't catch that one