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Old 12/23/2019, 09:01 PM   #1
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Anyone know where i can find a retrogauge mini tach for 68 mustang?

Trying to hunt one down for a while..



Any help is appreciated!

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Old 12/23/2019, 09:09 PM   #2
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I think NPD has them.

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Old 12/23/2019, 10:21 PM   #3
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Rocketman is the manufacturer of the mini Mustang tachometer.

https://rccinnovations.com/index.php?show=menu-tach-all

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Old 01/04/2020, 12:45 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by CougarCJ View Post
Rocketman is the manufacturer of the mini Mustang tachometer.

https://rccinnovations.com/index.php?show=menu-tach-all
Scott, Thank you for the link. wow lots of good stuff. Ive never seen his website before.


The clock in my Green GT/CS(Jewel) doesn't work. Is pulling the gauge cluster hard? wondering if its worth fixing. (probably a dumb question)
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Old 01/04/2020, 03:11 PM   #5
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Sheryl,
Not a hard job, and removing the steering wheel makes it much easier. Put a towel on the steering column to reduce scratching. On a non-tack car there are basically two plugs if memory serves. The speedo cable is a bit of a bugger. If you pull the electrical connections apart and have your lovely assistant (husband) push on the speedo cable a bit from the engine compartment side you can get enough slack to use a 3/4 open end wrench to loosen the nut and remove the cable.

If this cluster has never been removed there is a "tinerman nut" on the far right where the cluster swoops down to the panel in the middle. It needs a 5/8 socket to loosen it. Of course I have a 1/4 drive 5/8 socket and a tiny two inch long racket just for this crap. You can gain a bit of access by removing the ash tray which requires a short stubby Philips screwdriver to remove the three screws. THIS nut must be REMOVED before you try to remove the cluster to gain access to the wire plugs and speedo.

If this cluster has been removed, more than likely the nut is not there. They seem to be thrown in the trash. I think NPD and other suppliers have a clock with a quartz movement. Nice upgrade and it actually keeps time!!

Good luck and do not get in a hurry!! Tomorrow is another day!!

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Old 01/04/2020, 05:06 PM   #6
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Rocketman makes the mini tachs & converts the clocks to a quartz movement which is much more reliable.

Instr cluster removal, PITA level#2:
Remove steering wheel and T/S switch arm.
Remove Heater & A/C Control panel
Remove dash ashtray & mounting bracket.
Reaching in through Htr/AC access, disconnect 2 cluster connectors, connector to W/S wiper switch, and speedo cable.
Reach through the ashtray access- there is a nut that secures the Instr panel & center dash panel to the dash. Remove the nut. (5/16" wrench IIRC)
Remove 5 Philips screws from Instr cluster (2 @ bottom, 3@ top)
Remove Instr Cluster, pulling straight back, maybe wiggling a bit. Don't scratch paint on column.
While the cluster is removed, do yourself a BIG favor:
Clean the instrument faces.
Replace instrument lenses.
Paint instrument pointers (Dayglo orange/red)
Replace ALL the bulbs with LED bulbs (I even remove the blue filter caps).
Replace the 6 volt instrument voltage regulator with a solid state unit.
Hope this helps.

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Old 01/04/2020, 06:44 PM   #7
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Another suggestion while you've got the instrument cluster removed...
...replace the ammeter gauge with a voltmeter gauge from rocketman.

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Old 01/05/2020, 09:00 AM   #8
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Absolutely. A GREAT suggestion that I overlooked to mention. I did the voltmeter conversion on my Black CS

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Old 01/05/2020, 11:31 AM   #9
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I was admiring the voltmeter also, and would do that.

Ok, but, seeing what is involved. Ill just add this to the wish list...need to focus on making sure it runs well, no melting wires, and just noticed I have 1 glitchy taillight socket
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