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Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 9:35 pm 
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i wanted to know if ef-el instrument needles would fit on eb sports dash . i wanted to have the light coming through the needle like the efs the old ebs had metal needles while the efs were plastic clear any ideas.
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Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 10:05 pm 
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I think EB ones are longer but give it a go. Or make your own plastic ones.
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Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 8:09 pm 
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na they don't the hole is to big but ones off the early pulsar will fit on tacho and speedo i think it is round the 88 mod
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Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 9:23 pm 
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Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 11:37 pm 
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Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 1:22 am 
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might try to modify the ef ones i need the small needles as well need to find damaged dash first thanks for the help
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Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 3:01 am 
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heyo,

We make and install white dials to EA-Ed, EF-EL clsuters. The EF's have a clear piece of plastic the directs light into the needle to light it up. The EA-D's do not. So they probably wont light up as the mechanisums will obstruct most of the light at the center of the dial in the EA-D cluster. Also, the EF needles are 8mm shorter then the EA, so it may look a bit funny.

On the up side though, most needles have more or less the same diameter hole for teh metal pin that comes out of the guage movement, so u just need to find another cluster with aprox the right length needles and they should just swap over. Be careful of the shorter needles (like on the fuel, temp etc) most cheap skate car manufactures (like Holden) like to cut corners and use bi-metal strips to move the needles, which have a plastic shaft which are much thicker then the metal pins of the proper movements that Ford use in the Falcon clusters.

hope this helps
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Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 12:43 am 
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yeh i like the white dash i put one in already the tacho and speedo lights up blue the the others shine through white looks ok the blue just needs to be a bit brighter but i comes through really blue it looks good the needle would finish it off i think . i might go to some car yards and check some cars.
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