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Old 07-14-2017, 11:35 AM
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Just bought this 67 coupe. In good shape except the gauges aren't working (I knew when I bought). I was wondering if it's as simple as just putting in a new printed circuit card? Any ideas would be appreciated.
 
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check fuse and connector for printed circuit first. If printed circuit is cause you should see break in it. Speedo is mechanical not electric.
 
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Old 07-17-2017, 02:37 PM
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check fuse and connector for printed circuit first. If printed circuit is cause you should see break in it. Speedo is mechanical not electric.
Thank you. Speedo works...bounces a little but works. I need to get behind the dash and check that stuff. Thanks.
 
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Slowroll, do you know if there is a relay for the dash gauges?
 
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Old 07-20-2017, 01:20 PM
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no relay for gauges or dash lights. Wiring diagrams suck for lack of a better word until the mid late 70's. It's just a road map with a bazillin little lines.
 
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no relay for gauges or dash lights. Wiring diagrams suck for lack of a better word until the mid late 70's. It's just a road map with a bazillin little lines.
Thanks. Makes sense. I went ahead and bought fuses and a new circuit card so I'll have the replacements if I need them while I'm in there and have the dash out.
 
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Finally got to take it for a spin and get some gas. Runs great.

Last night I had tried to start it and it wouldn't. After buying a new battery today and that not working either, I found out one of the many wires running to the battery was loose. Cranked right up after.
 
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Couple of updates. Had the power steering belt tear and car overheated. Did an oil and filter change and added some coolant to the radiator but I don't see a coolant reservoir. I'm not sure how much to add and if this system self bleeds or What?

Secondly, got a new circuit card and gauge overlay to clean that up but I cannot seem to get the instrument panel off. Front is loose and lifts up but I can't see where it's still attached in the rear and the shop manual doesn't seem 100% clear. Any ideas or tips and tricks?? After the overheating incident, I want to get these gauges working so I notice those issues in the future before overheating happens. Thanks
 
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Old 08-29-2017, 05:06 PM
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speedo cable still connected? The other would connector in cluster. It's a PITA to climb under dash to see why.

Radiator - no overflow - closed system. There is a line on tank for full cold. About 2 inches below lip of filler should be good.
 
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Old 08-29-2017, 05:31 PM
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By tank do you mean radiator? I don't see any fill tank. Any chance You have a pic? I figured I would disconnect Speedo cable once instrument panel was loose. Really feels like bottom rear of assembly is still bolted down somehow.
 
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