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Imp58Alpes
Posted 2013-10-11 5:03 AM (#402853 - in reply to #400481)
Subject: RE: Your dash at night



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T-34
Posted 2013-10-11 12:46 PM (#402914 - in reply to #325750)
Subject: Re: Your dash at night



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A question here.
Last winter I changed all dash lightbulbs (2w) and thought that this wold be nice bu I was very dissapointed, I had very "weak" light so now I wonder how strong bulbs can I use. Is it okay to use 4w or do the going to ruin and melt "
the surroundings"?
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ttotired
Posted 2013-10-11 7:37 PM (#402996 - in reply to #325750)
Subject: Re: Your dash at night



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Best to hunt up l.e.d lights

It will be brighter, without the heat

I think Neil did a thread on this a year or so ago

To make it brighter without the melt, you might have to repaint the inside of your gauges or at least clean in there

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T-34
Posted 2013-10-12 11:41 AM (#403099 - in reply to #325750)
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Okay. May be better with led. light but I think you will miss the "dimmer" function. Not sure but I think so.
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wizard
Posted 2013-10-12 1:08 PM (#403110 - in reply to #325750)
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Magnus, the speedometer light bulbs should be of type "57" that is like 3,36 watts, so, yes a 2 watt would be too weak. You could mount 5 watt bulbs and not give them full power by the rheostat.......
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1960DesotoAdventurer
Posted 2013-10-12 7:16 PM (#403169 - in reply to #325750)
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Does anyone have a picture of the 1961 Plymouth dash lit up at night? I was wondering if they glow green.
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jimntempe
Posted 2013-10-17 7:38 PM (#404345 - in reply to #403110)
Subject: Re: Your dash at night



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wizard - 2013-10-12 10:08 AM

Magnus, the speedometer light bulbs should be of type "57" that is like 3,36 watts, so, yes a 2 watt would be too weak. You could mount 5 watt bulbs and not give them full power by the rheostat.......


That will "work" the rheostat hard and possibly burn it out.
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brdtee
Posted 2019-03-02 2:59 AM (#578757 - in reply to #325750)
Subject: RE: Your dash at night



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Does anyone have a picture of 1957 Chrysler dash at night?

I am restoring mine and as I have never seen it lights on I have few questions:

1) What color the lighting should be? White, green?

2) Are the letters in speedo and other gauges just white or do they have fluorescent/phosphorous effet on them, I mean do they glow green at night?

3) What paint/technique you have used when re-painting the numbers and letters to the plexiglas?



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Phil_the_frenchie
Posted 2019-03-02 9:25 AM (#578760 - in reply to #578757)
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A little enhanced
On the last pic, the triangular tape must be green, for the pic i put what i have ...
Other explanations here http://www.ch300imp.com/compteur_us.htm

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brdtee
Posted 2019-03-02 6:46 PM (#578789 - in reply to #578760)
Subject: RE: Your dash at night



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Phil_the_frenchie - 2019-03-02 4:25 PM

A little enhanced
On the last pic, the triangular tape must be green, for the pic i put what i have ...
Other explanations here http://www.ch300imp.com/compteur_us.htm


Imperial has a different style setup than Chrysler which has letters and numbers on the plexiglas covers. Here's what Chrysler gauge/clock bottoms look like. Background color has been green? Blue? Blueish green?



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BigBlockMopar
Posted 2019-03-24 6:50 AM (#579807 - in reply to #325750)
Subject: RE: Your dash at night



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Quick pic of the dash of my '62 NY Wagon;



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normsclassicradio
Posted 2019-03-25 2:27 PM (#579888 - in reply to #325750)
Subject: RE: Your dash at night



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1964 Dodge 880 at night.
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