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Thread: 87' t-bird digital to turbo coupe analog instument gauge swap

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    Default Re: 87' t-bird digital to turbo coupe analog instument gauge swap

    It's actually km/hr. I'm Canadian. We didn't get stuck with those wimpy 85 MPH speedos
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    Default Re: 87' t-bird digital to turbo coupe analog instument gauge swap

    quite so-time for a new box of contacts, also!
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    Here's a blast from the past!

    Anyone still have the info linked to in this thread? Finally swapping my sport analog cluster in place of the base digital one.

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    WOW talk about back from dead... How ya been doin???






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    I'm doing great. Thanks Tom. How are you?

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    Ohhh I've been better, I've been worse... I think it has something to do with excessive amount of birthdays...

    My Bird came home today after spending almost two years over in my mom's garage... Just mebby I'll get the 331 installed before winter...






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    The oil and gas gauges are supposedly different between analog and digital dashes. The wiring is more simplified going from the base cluster to analog then digital to analog. All the wires are there except for the amp Guage stuff, which is largely useless anyways.

    I still think the full digital cluster is way, way cooler. It has a built in trip computer.
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    I honestly dont think you could exceed the cost of a new car buy installing new *stock* parts everywhere in your coug our tbird. Its just plain impossible. You could revamp the entire drivetrain/engine/suspenstion and still come out ahead.
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    I don't have a full digital cluster. T-bird parts are hard to find around here. I have an analog cluster I salvaged from the sport I scrapped a few years back.

    It's in the car now and everything seems to be working: speedo, tach, fuel, temp, amp. I still have to get the right sender for the oil pressure.

    I did run into one problem: I shorted two wires together and now the radio, cab lights, and clock aren't working. Fuses tested ok. I have no idea where to look now. EDIT: It was a fuse after all. #8 - 15amp
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