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  • I ordered a Ron Francis wiring harness and after looking at the back of the dash and seeing wires held together with masking tape I decided to remove everything and start over.







    Rusty Gillis

    Gillis Performance Restorations
    727-847-7973
    www.gillisrestorations.com

    Former NHRA SS/GA Record Holder 1969 Mustang
    Former NHRA SS/FA Record Holder 1968 Mustang

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    • I will have to enlarge the openings to fit the new 4" Speedhut speedometer and tach that I ordered





      Rusty Gillis

      Gillis Performance Restorations
      727-847-7973
      www.gillisrestorations.com

      Former NHRA SS/GA Record Holder 1969 Mustang
      Former NHRA SS/FA Record Holder 1968 Mustang

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      • I will also have to modify the dash to fit the 2 1/16" gauges





        Rusty Gillis

        Gillis Performance Restorations
        727-847-7973
        www.gillisrestorations.com

        Former NHRA SS/GA Record Holder 1969 Mustang
        Former NHRA SS/FA Record Holder 1968 Mustang

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        • I cant wait for the "after photos" !

          btw, I use Ron Francis equipment also. they are not the cheapest but real quality items & will help with some problems
          34 FORD coupe...Cleveland POWERED

          it`s nice to be important but it is more important to be nice.

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          • Originally posted by blue34 View Post
            I cant wait for the "after photos" !

            btw, I use Ron Francis equipment also. they are not the cheapest but real quality items & will help with some problems
            It will be 6 - 8 weeks before I get the custom made in the USA gauges.
            Rusty Gillis

            Gillis Performance Restorations
            727-847-7973
            www.gillisrestorations.com

            Former NHRA SS/GA Record Holder 1969 Mustang
            Former NHRA SS/FA Record Holder 1968 Mustang

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            • Nice choice for the gauges, double plus!!! Made in USA and great looking full sweep
              1970 Mach 1, my wife's first car purchased for $1800 in 1977. .30 over 351 Cleveland 4V FMX tranny. Best ET with 3:00 to 1 gears 13.9 @ 102 mph

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              • Is this your car or are you building for a customer Rusty???
                1970 Mach 1, my wife's first car purchased for $1800 in 1977. .30 over 351 Cleveland 4V FMX tranny. Best ET with 3:00 to 1 gears 13.9 @ 102 mph

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                • Originally posted by fredfordguy View Post
                  Nice choice for the gauges, double plus!!! Made in USA and great looking full sweep
                  Are Speedhut gauges NOT typically made in USA?

                  ^^2X agree that the full sweep gauges are WAY SWEET!

                  Ryan
                  Quality means doing it right when no one is looking. - Henry Ford

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                  • Originally posted by Ryan Wilke View Post

                    Are Speedhut gauges NOT typically made in USA?

                    ^^2X agree that the full sweep gauges are WAY SWEET!

                    Ryan
                    They are made in the USA. You design your own, background color, font, bezel, and other things.
                    Rusty Gillis

                    Gillis Performance Restorations
                    727-847-7973
                    www.gillisrestorations.com

                    Former NHRA SS/GA Record Holder 1969 Mustang
                    Former NHRA SS/FA Record Holder 1968 Mustang

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                    • Originally posted by fredfordguy View Post
                      Is this your car or are you building for a customer Rusty???
                      It will be my driver unless somebody offers me a lot of money!!
                      Rusty Gillis

                      Gillis Performance Restorations
                      727-847-7973
                      www.gillisrestorations.com

                      Former NHRA SS/GA Record Holder 1969 Mustang
                      Former NHRA SS/FA Record Holder 1968 Mustang

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                      • Speedhut gauges came in. Each gauge has a bag with wires, sending unit or whatever is needed to hook it up.





                        I have to modify the back side of the gauge panel.





                        Rusty Gillis

                        Gillis Performance Restorations
                        727-847-7973
                        www.gillisrestorations.com

                        Former NHRA SS/GA Record Holder 1969 Mustang
                        Former NHRA SS/FA Record Holder 1968 Mustang

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                        • I used a half round file to enlarge the hole.



                          Rusty Gillis

                          Gillis Performance Restorations
                          727-847-7973
                          www.gillisrestorations.com

                          Former NHRA SS/GA Record Holder 1969 Mustang
                          Former NHRA SS/FA Record Holder 1968 Mustang

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                          • I still have to paint the dash trim black








                            Rusty Gillis

                            Gillis Performance Restorations
                            727-847-7973
                            www.gillisrestorations.com

                            Former NHRA SS/GA Record Holder 1969 Mustang
                            Former NHRA SS/FA Record Holder 1968 Mustang

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                            • the dash looks better than before in my opinion ! nice work
                              34 FORD coupe...Cleveland POWERED

                              it`s nice to be important but it is more important to be nice.

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                              • Had to make a filler piece for the smaller Vintage Air controls



                                Sanded and painted black.






                                Rusty Gillis

                                Gillis Performance Restorations
                                727-847-7973
                                www.gillisrestorations.com

                                Former NHRA SS/GA Record Holder 1969 Mustang
                                Former NHRA SS/FA Record Holder 1968 Mustang

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