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Re: How to replace standard gauges to Rally
« Reply #40 on: January 16, 2018, 09:20:31 PM »
Fixed the pics thanks to Box's tip.




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Re: How to replace standard gauges to Rally
« Reply #41 on: April 30, 2018, 05:24:07 AM »
Someone else just requested this link, but of no use as is. Can someone 'repair' it? I tried and it didn't work.

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Re: How to replace standard gauges to Rally
« Reply #42 on: April 30, 2018, 05:56:58 AM »
I did using the photobucket fix thing... I'll switch them to Flicker.




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Re: How to replace standard gauges to Rally
« Reply #43 on: May 01, 2018, 01:14:26 AM »
I am really looking forward to seeing the repost of pics as well. Great post to read!
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Re: How to replace standard gauges to Rally
« Reply #44 on: May 01, 2018, 07:03:00 PM »
Not sure what is going on, I can see the pictures just fine. Can others please check?




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Re: How to replace standard gauges to Rally
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Re: How to replace standard gauges to Rally
« Reply #45 on: May 01, 2018, 09:25:07 PM »
Can't see a one.
79 Trans am 301 (work in progress) LS swap n progress
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See the recurring theme???

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Re: How to replace standard gauges to Rally
« Reply #46 on: May 02, 2018, 04:13:41 AM »
You should start to see them slowly, I moved 2 to Flicker and will move few every night.




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Re: How to replace standard gauges to Rally
« Reply #47 on: May 17, 2018, 06:56:55 AM »
New poster, former lurker here. Just got a '72 Esprit and excited to get working on it!

Had my fingers crossed that you could get the pictures back up. The previous owner messed up the wiring trying to do the gauge swap so I have no oil pressure, engine temp, or voltage displays on the dash (also knocked out the headlights, so that's another adventure). Fantastic write up, thanks for posting. Hoping to get to the wiring late summer/fall.

I'm more of a wiring diagram person, does anybody know of a reliable wiring diagram for the instrument cluster? Still trying to find my way around these forums and I didn't see anything for a '72.

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Re: How to replace standard gauges to Rally
« Reply #48 on: May 17, 2018, 07:49:15 AM »
Welcome to TAC, I've been trying to restore the pics but I don't have some of them and trying to get them back from photobucket has been a challenge. I will resolve soon and I'll upload a wiring diagram as well.




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Re: How to replace standard gauges to Rally
« Reply #49 on: May 19, 2018, 03:37:57 AM »
Photobucket links are working again....so far, not sure what has changed.

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Re: How to replace standard gauges to Rally
« Reply #50 on: July 09, 2018, 11:42:39 PM »
I decided to change out the dummy lights in my 71 Firebird and install a set of Rally gauges I put together from a hodgepodge of gauge clusters I had. I am using the original Speedometer and installed it into a new housing (It has the Brake only light). The housing was one that had a 16 pin receptacle. I had a functioning 8K tach, and used that, I got the clock to work as well. Tomorrow I plan on installing the gauges and will post how it goes.
Thanks for the great post!

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Re: How to replace standard gauges to Rally
« Reply #51 on: September 05, 2018, 02:41:55 PM »
What a great post.  Thanks for your time.  I have a 70 Esprit and have the  gauges ready to go in.  I think I could tackle it if there were pictures. 

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Re: How to replace standard gauges to Rally
« Reply #52 on: September 05, 2018, 06:22:42 PM »
I see the pics, can you not see them? I moved half to Flickr but stopped once Photobucket restored the pics. 




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Re: How to replace standard gauges to Rally
« Reply #53 on: September 11, 2018, 11:47:01 PM »
I got tied up with a lot of other stuff to fix, replace and repair on my 71, but I did manage to finish up the rally gauge conversion. Everything worked great with no issues! I am very happy with the "New" rally gauges. I even got the clock to work properly and it has been keeping pretty accurate time. I had a set of Rally gauges that I cleaned up and put on new lenses. I used the original speedometer in the Rally housing so it kept the single "Brake" light. I did install a new printed circuit board and made sure all the lights worked as they should. The original gauges had a 12 pin connector, but my rally gauge housing had the 16 pin connector. That wasn't really hard to change, just had to re pin the 16 pin connector which wasn't to hard to figure out.

 All in all it was a pretty easy conversion to do as this thread topic really serves as a great guide! Thanks Jack for taking the time to write this thread!





Here is a pic of before-


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Re: How to replace standard gauges to Rally
« Reply #54 on: September 24, 2018, 06:27:37 AM »
Finally got around to replacing the sending units over the weekend. I noticed in the pictures that the temperature sending unit is on the side of the engine, but mine was up on the top in the very front of the intake manifold. Is this where it is supposed to be or did somebody mix and match parts at some point?

Pretty sure my wiring is a mess after the previous owner tried this swap as the oil pressure gauge and temperature gauge have the needles pointing in the completely opposite direction that they should, so it would not surprise me if things were put back together wrong.

Re: How to replace standard gauges to Rally
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Re: How to replace standard gauges to Rally
« Reply #55 on: September 24, 2018, 07:29:05 AM »
The location does not matter as it's all connected and the same coolant is going through the manifold. In my 72 I have 2 sending units one for mechanical and the other for the factory gauges.




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Re: How to replace standard gauges to Rally
« Reply #56 on: October 31, 2018, 02:07:41 PM »
Thanks for all of your hard work on this subject.  Going to start my conversion soon, if I have any questions I hope you'll be available to bail me out!

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