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Col

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`73 Mach1 parts
« on: November 24, 2009, 01:40:46 AM »
I need an original mach speedo/tacho lens and other bits and pieces for my Mach. There is nothing in Oz and they dont make a replacement with a trip meter reset button...this is frustrating. Tim175 and other `71 - `73 owners I need YOUR help.....please  :)  regards from Australia.

Jeff73Mach1

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Re: `73 Mach1 parts
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2009, 12:25:45 PM »
Are you watching ebay?

I saw a few complete instrument clusters for $35 bucks or so and even if all you need is a lens, having a spare printed circuit and instrument voltage regulator is worth the money.

I saw a console posted (without pictures) yesterday as well.

If a seller won't ship to you, I could help you with that end of it and have it shipped to me and ship it to you, even though that adds to the cost.

You said you needed a steering wheel-is yours missing or just cracked?  There are epoxy based repair kits that work very well.  I'll be pulling my steering wheel soon to make repairs to two significant cracks.  I have done them before with a product called acraglass used in the firearms industry and the repairs can be made so that they are virtually invisible.  The epoxy comes with black and brown dyes so ginger and black steering wheels are the easiest to repair.

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Re: `73 Mach1 parts
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2009, 10:14:20 PM »
Thanks mate I will check out Ebay now. The steering wheel I have is after market and wanted to put the original one back on. I really appreciate your offer and will keep you posted.

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Re: `73 Mach1 parts
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2009, 11:42:28 PM »
I could use a cluster myself. My  trip meter reset dosent work. could also use a stearing wheel. Been watchin those for awhile.Worth there weight in gold these days..

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Re: `73 Mach1 parts
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2009, 05:27:39 PM »
I don't understand the hype about wood grain rivited steering wheels that cost a zillion dollars.   My old cracked wheel turns O'l Yeller just fine.   ;D

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Re: `73 Mach1 parts
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2009, 02:03:30 AM »
Jeff which Ebay site did you go on? I thought I was on the main one and found nothing??? Was it Ebay America?? This Dash lens reset button thing is going to be the death of me!! Don't want to put a lens in that doesn't have a reset button. G'day from Aus.

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Re: `73 Mach1 parts
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2009, 11:04:34 AM »
Okay, here is the deal.  I looked at the ebay site again and none of the lenses or clusters are the one you want.

There is a 73 Mustang in the local wrecking yard, but it is pretty much stripped at this point and what is there is not in great shape.  But I am pretty sure it has the wrong cluster and lens.  I can go by on the weekend and take a look.  It might still have a steering wheel, but I don't think so.  I'll let you know what I find next week.

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Re: `73 Mach1 parts
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2009, 01:16:59 AM »
Thanks Jeff, I really appreciate your kindness. Im also tossing up whether to buy new suspension here or over there. I have priced the Grab-a-trak from Mustangs Plus, however the freight is the killer ($350). Having said that, it is still close to the price of the local content so it is a delemour?? Grab-a-Trak certainly gets a great wrap. What do you think. Well I'm off to work (6pm) to deal with drunks and idiots so take care and talk soon. Regards and many thanks from Oz.

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Re: `73 Mach1 parts
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2009, 08:08:42 AM »
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1971-Mustang-4-speed-console-Mach-1-Ford-71-72-73_W0QQitemZ280429656906QQcmdZViewItemQQptZMotors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories?hash=item414ae8fb4a

here is a console

I'm not familiar with the suspension set up you are referring to.  I am running a stock suspension with 5 leaf 200# rate rear springs and 600# front springs with an add on rear sway bar and am fairly happy.  What are you looking to do?  I have plans for homemade subframe connectors and underride traction bars if you are interested I'll locate them and give you the links.

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Re: `73 Mach1 parts
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2009, 05:02:49 PM »
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1973-FORD-MUSTANG-MACH-1-STEERING-WHEEL_W0QQitemZ320455844912QQcmdZViewItemQQptZMotors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories?hash=item4a9ca82430

Here is a steering wheel.  The pad horn button and emblem are available as reproductions.  The cracks can be repaired with an epoxy dyed black and with some care the wheel would look like a new wheel.

It looks a little rough, therefore, it might go at a reasonable price.

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Re: `73 Mach1 parts
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2009, 10:17:52 PM »
Hit the parts yard today and the car had nothing left that could be even remotely considered useable.  Sorry.

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Re: `73 Mach1 parts
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2009, 12:18:24 AM »
Hi Jeff, Thanks for all the info. I tried to bid on the cluster however he doesn't ship outside the States! Offered $39 but rejected because of the above. I have sent him a message asking if it is possible for him to send it over if I win it. Regards and thanks again - I appreciate all your assistance. ;D

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Re: `73 Mach1 parts
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2009, 07:30:15 PM »
To Jeff73Mach1.. Hi mate, I got onto Ebay and bid for a centre console, was the highest bidder up until the last second and lost it!!! This Ebay thing is hard yakka (work) Also bid for the cluster-had the highest bid but it didnt meet the reserve..This is a hard game. Stay safe and Happy Xmas to all, Regards Col. P.S. I'm still tryin!!!!


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Re: `73 Mach1 parts
« Reply #16 on: August 26, 2010, 10:06:21 PM »
I have 3 steering wheels out in the garage bought 2 of them on E-bay got em and didnt like them. The really good ones have been selling for around $800 no way will I pay that much. My stock one that I still have is just falling apart. I could use a decent speedo cluster to my trip meter is about trashed..Hat to even think what a decent one would go for..

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Re: `73 Mach1 parts
« Reply #17 on: August 26, 2010, 10:10:16 PM »
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Speedometer-Tach-Cluster-Excellent-Condition-/290467858241?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1971-1973-MUSTANG-Mach-CONSOLE-/180550225400?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories

Saw these parts and remembered you were looking

Try using a sniping service DONT bid until the auction is about to end. The sniping services do that for you. Just google "auction sniper". Then you think what is the MAXIMUM I'm willing to pay for that item and have the sniper bid it in the last 30 seconds.

 

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