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Old 03-07-2007, 12:31 PM
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I am concidering getting new modern gauges (not digital)for my 77 coupe to include the speedo and tach.

My eyes are getting older and at night it's really hard to see them well.
I love to drive at night without the tops!

My question, is this frowned upon by everyone since it would not be original equipment?
I have replaced all the bulbs and light switch and they work fine.

Has anyone done this and have any pictures that I could see?
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Old 03-07-2007, 12:39 PM
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One of the guys changed all the lamps to LEDS. Seems that would be a cheaper/easier alternative.
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Old 03-07-2007, 04:48 PM
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If you can't read the 6" diameter C3 speedo and tach, you might reconsider your decision to keep driving. I only look at the other gages ocassionally, anyway, so that's no big deal. The least expensive alternative [and probably the one with highest resale value] is to leave them alone. That said......it's your car.
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This is my 82 with LED's throughout the dash, center, and cluster. Brighter, whiter, and more clear than the yellowish OEM's.



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These would be perfect? Where did you get the LED's? Were they hard to wire in?
Thanks
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Originally Posted by hot77rod View Post
These would be perfect? Where did you get the LED's? Were they hard to wire in?
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I am thinking the same, please give more info!
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Old 03-08-2007, 10:15 AM
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Originally Posted by hot77rod View Post
These would be perfect? Where did you get the LED's? Were they hard to wire in?
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I am thinking the same, please give more info!

Try here: http://www.whitegauges.net/products_list.php?catID=4550

They also do white gauge face overlays hot77rod, maybe that would make it easier to see your gauges?
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Here is the E-Bay link to a Seller that has the 4-Bulb white LED's. They have the resistor built into the housing.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2pcs-...QQcmdZViewItem

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Originally Posted by Big2Bird View Post
One of the guys changed all the lamps to LEDS. Seems that would be a cheaper/easier alternative.
The best thing I ever did. Nice n bright
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Good list bluthundr, thanks mate. Saves me trying to work out all the bulbs I need!

Well done that man
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Incandescents get old and dim before they burn out. The LEDs sound like a great upgrade, though.
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Incandescents get old and dim before they burn out. The LEDs sound like a great upgrade, though.
Yep, will be doing that when I have my dash out and installing the white gauge overlays from whitegauges.net. They just purchased an '82 cluster (with oil temp) from eBay so they should have the '82 cluster overlay available some time
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This is my 82 with LED's throughout the dash, center, and cluster. Brighter, whiter, and more clear than the yellowish OEM's.



You need to get that LED light out of the "GEN" socket or your alternator won't regulate properly.
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How hard is it to wire in the LEDs inplace of the bulbs?
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do you have any pictures of that light up? im thinking i may want to change over to all led too.
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How hard is it to wire in the LEDs inplace of the bulbs?
They just plug in.
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Originally Posted by hot77rod View Post
I am concidering getting new modern gauges (not digital)for my 77 coupe to include the speedo and tach.

My eyes are getting older and at night it's really hard to see them well.
I love to drive at night without the tops!

My question, is this frowned upon by everyone since it would not be original equipment?
I have replaced all the bulbs and light switch and they work fine.

Has anyone done this and have any pictures that I could see?
If you dont care about what other people think maybe try something along this route. www.whitegauges.net .Im happy!!!
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