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 Post subject: Pics of blue led dash - EL Falcon
Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 8:07 pm 
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Has anyone got pictures of a Blue LED dash kit on an el falcon??
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 Post subject: Re: Pics of blue led dash - EL Falcon
Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 8:42 pm 
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You'll be better off with an EF cluster.

Here's a Police one I modded a few years back.

 

 

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 Post subject: Re: Pics of blue led dash - EL Falcon
Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 9:08 pm 
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here is a pic of my el xr8 dash, i put white ef needles in

 

 

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 Post subject: Re: Pics of blue led dash - EL Falcon
Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 9:24 pm 
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Krytox howd you get your cluster so bright and get the light so consistent over the whole thing?

most blue led clusters ive seen are all dark and blotchy.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Pics of blue led dash - EL Falcon
Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 9:33 pm 
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alfy wrote:
Krytox howd you get your cluster so bright and get the light so consistent over the whole thing?

most blue led clusters ive seen are all dark and blotchy.

Thats what i wanna know too :lol:. It looks very well done indeed!! Love the way the needles light up, they're nice and bright.

Heres mine, they are a bit brighter than whats in the picture, couldnt get the camera to work properly in night mode or whatever the f**k it is lol
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 Post subject: Re: Pics of blue led dash - EL Falcon
Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 11:39 pm 
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alfy wrote:
Krytox howd you get your cluster so bright and get the light so consistent over the whole thing?

most blue led clusters ive seen are all dark and blotchy.


x3. If I could get it to look like that, I'd actually do it.
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 Post subject: Re: Pics of blue led dash - EL Falcon
Posted: Wed May 06, 2009 2:50 pm 
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I don't think he will let out his secret....maybe after you give him some beers??

 

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 Post subject: Re: Pics of blue led dash - EL Falcon
Posted: Wed May 06, 2009 4:02 pm 
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I wouldn't mind a decent scan of that police facia so I can use it when I redo mine.. (police has many more speed increments and looks better)

He probably has the 8LED globes I used in mine..

The normal single LED lights look terrible and splothy.. the ones I got had 8 led's per globe pointing out and up all around and they nice and bright.

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 Post subject: Re: Pics of blue led dash - EL Falcon
Posted: Wed May 06, 2009 6:24 pm 
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The secret it quality LEDs, I'll post a pic of mine tonight if I remember.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Pics of blue led dash - EL Falcon
Posted: Wed May 06, 2009 6:26 pm 
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Meh, No secret.

I modded the globe holders, soldered in resistors and bought some 3500mcd blue led's

For more brightness I hardwired 4 more inside the cluster so the light traveled around the perspex.

Now tho, these things are upto around 30,000 MCD. thats bloody bright, but they're around $4ea.

I did mess around back then and installed red led's and it gave that nice looking purple fading into blue look as in the tech doc, but didn't look like that.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Pics of blue led dash - EL Falcon
Posted: Wed May 06, 2009 8:04 pm 
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the problem is with the blue dashes, you've still got an orange trip computer (if you've got a fairmont) which sucks cause you cant even change the filter behind it like with the trip/clock and the cluster lcd! I had a look and the only way I can figure out how to do it is unsolder the lcd screen itself!

 

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 Post subject: Re: Pics of blue led dash - EL Falcon
Posted: Wed May 06, 2009 8:08 pm 
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the problem is with the blue dashes, you've still got an orange trip computer (if you've got a fairmont) which sucks cause you cant even change the filter behind it like with the trip/clock and the cluster lcd! I had a look and the only way I can figure out how to do it is unsolder the lcd screen itself!



Wrong, you can remove the filter very easily.

No un-soldering required. you just need to remove the entire plastics around the pcb to get to the lcd.

as for the Trip computer/CC they're relatively easy, same again, undo them and replace the filter.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Pics of blue led dash - EL Falcon
Posted: Wed May 06, 2009 8:14 pm 
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my pic under krytox's shows the blue led on the odometer. i took the pic out in the pitch black driveway, would show up brighter if i took it inside with the light on. pics are from my phone. mine uses a 10000mcd blue led from jaycar, u can get blue in 15000mcd now too. my dash photographs blotchy, but is very even colours. u can see the odometer and clock easily during the day
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 Post subject: Re: Pics of blue led dash - EL Falcon
Posted: Wed May 06, 2009 8:53 pm 
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Sorry to hi jack the thread a bit but instead of posting a new topic, has anyone done the blue LED cluster conversion using custom white dials in the cluster?

Im interested to see how the white background would light up since im in the middle of making up my own white dials using the tech doc, just a little unsure of how even the lighting would be.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Pics of blue led dash - EL Falcon
Posted: Wed May 06, 2009 10:47 pm 
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you can get a perfect dispersion of light using the Narva plug and play LED's.
i did so with my old EF.
(excuse the crappy old camera phone pic)

 

 

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