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Im glad that some have still kept with the original 2 dial gauges. I like them both in their own right on the respective cars that they came with.
Yep, I think they look OK too. I'm not one for trying to make the car something it's not, ie yet ANOTHER Mexico or RS clone. I quite like any base model car that has been hopped up but still retains some base model features or looks. Gives the car more "attitude" in my opinion.
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Here's a thread on here where someone over your way made a tasteful upgrade of a two clock pod James. 

There's someone else on here that made a nice job upgrading them with mk2 Cortina gauges too. Will see if I can find that.

 

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4 hours ago, Vista said:

Here's a thread on here where someone over your way made a tasteful upgrade of a two clock pod James. 

There's someone else on here that made a nice job upgrading them with mk2 Cortina gauges too. Will see if I can find that.

 

That was an interesting build thread I hadn't seen before thanks. You dont get many Australian build threads here. As you know im very pro 4 door LOL. But I almost had a seizure and burnt the Australian flag though when I saw the first image with the big wheels but he corrected that pretty quick and the transformation was quite profound. A dark colour like that could benefit from more chrome not less but each to their own. I can see why you remember the thread though, those instruments! I have never seen gauges like that before. A four in one? Wow. I think with a different dash trim set up and chrome highlight trimming around the cluster that it would work really well. A more tradition dimmer green illumination would help too.

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Speed Hut - not cheap though - just shy of $700 US!............. I think I still prefer my RS2 binnacle as an overall collection !

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10 minutes ago, Vista said:

That looks absolutely brilliant! If I had regular gauges in a Mk1 I would do that rather than chop the dash for 6 dial ones. Perfectly matching ancillary gauges too from the same cluster Im guessing? I would put a bit of chrome paint on the indicator light squares as well.

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On ‎06‎/‎01‎/‎2019 at 16:28, RWL81P said:

ive got to admit, my pal told me about that gordon murry build. and to be honest they may be doing a great job but there videos bored the life out of me. it wouldve been finished a year ago if they stopped talking rather actually doing the car up. i watched the first 3 vids skipping through them. not watched the rest.

I'm with you on this one, although I have watched all the episodes I did skip bits. I enjoy seeing the before during and after pictures, not the before, during, during, during, during, during, during, during, during, during, during and during pictures!!! It is interesting though especially when he went to Cosworth, but boy can he go on.

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