F4Gary said: The trip odometer mounts on the bottom of the dash. Most don't work anymore.
Actually, this one does work! Problem is, I just disassembled the speedometer to replace the odometer gear, but it looks like the problem is right at the input gear from the cable. I can see teeth on the gear, so I suspect it is slipping on the shaft. Guess I won't have an odometer.
Update: After thinking about it a bit, I completely disassembled the spedo, and found that I had put the lower gear in backwards. It now works fine. Curiously, the old plastic gear looked fine, but the teeth were not meshing with the input gear. The new metal one seems to have fixed the problem.
Vman73 said: Bill, just picked up a spare drivers side dash panel from a '76 for parts yesterday. I'll see if I've got what you need and post some pics later today.
That would be great. I guess both the speedometer and tachometer blue housing are the same, so either would do.
Where the dash was broken between the speedo and tach, I made a metal brace that ties the two together using one mount screw on each. It really stiffens the panel up great. Too bad the factory didn't employ something like that when the built the cars.
I got the dash back together -- quite a struggle getting all the bulbs and connections in place, but when I tried to start the car, nothing! The interior lights dim a bit so I know something is making a connection, but the motor does not turn at all.
I assume I must have knocked a wire off somewhere, but I have no idea where.
Anyone have any suggestions? I tried to see if the clutch switch plug was off, but I could not see it. This is a 4-speed.
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