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1/28/17 10:06pm - Original Message: 'Success! Finally got the dash out, but. . .'
BillHanna
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Cana, VA - USA

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When I got the driver's side dash out, I found that it was broken in the middle.  Looks like someone tried to glue it but it didn't hold.

Also, the blue mount for the tachometer was broken (new one is $90.00!) -- anyone have a spare?  Or I may just try to glue this back together.

The reset for the odometer was just stuffed behind the dash; anyone know where this mounts to?

You guys and gals have been extremely helpful with this project.  I really appreciate it. 



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1/28/17 10:19pm - Reply: 'Re: Success! Finally got the dash out, but. . .'
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The trip odometer mounts on the bottom of the dash.  Most don't work anymore.


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1/28/17 11:24pm - Reply: 'Re: Success! Finally got the dash out, but. . .'
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BillHanna said:

The reset for the odometer was just stuffed behind the dash; anyone know where this mounts to?




Down under and to the left of the steering column.  There's a mounting hole for it.  The knob will be pointing straight down.


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1/29/17 1:24pm - Reply: 'Re: Success! Finally got the dash out, but. . .'
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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.

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1/30/17 5:21pm - Reply: 'Re: Success! Finally got the dash out, but. . .'
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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.



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1/29/17 1:53pm - Reply: 'Re: Success! Finally got the dash out, but. . .'
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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.

Thanks again!



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1/29/17 8:46pm - Reply: 'Re: Success! Finally got the dash out, but. . .'
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Bill, you have a Private Message.

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1/30/17 5:15pm - Reply: 'Re: Success! Finally got the dash out, but. . .'
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73shark said:
BillHanna said:

The reset for the odometer was just stuffed behind the dash; anyone know where this mounts to?




Down under and to the left of the steering column.  There's a mounting hole for it.  The knob will be pointing straight down.


With the dash out, I don't see any mounting hole for it.  Could someone send a picture so I can figure out how this goes?  I may have to make a mount for it.
Thanks!


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2/1/17 6:09pm - Reply: 'Re: Success! Finally got the dash out, but. . .'
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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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