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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)
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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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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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1964 Dodge 880 at night.
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ABloch
Posted 2019-09-14 9:37 PM (#587533 - in reply to #325750)
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I went with the green as well.



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1960fury
Posted 2019-09-15 4:19 AM (#587539 - in reply to #587533)
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My 61 Fury. The green glowing transluscent buttons are hard to beat

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BigBlockMopar
Posted 2019-09-15 2:43 PM (#587549 - in reply to #325750)
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Hard to focus at too
You'll need a steady hand or doorpost to rest your phone/camera against for it to focus properly in the dark.

In addition to my '62-NY wagon dash pics earlier, here's the dash of my '60 NewYorker at night;







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ABloch
Posted 2019-09-15 10:12 PM (#587574 - in reply to #325750)
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Astrodome is the best dash. EVER!
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57burb
Posted 2019-09-15 10:33 PM (#587581 - in reply to #325750)
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chipplake1
Posted 2019-09-15 10:37 PM (#587583 - in reply to #325750)
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What about interiors?!



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Lancer Mike
Posted 2019-10-07 12:53 AM (#588500 - in reply to #587583)
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My 58 De Soto:

I recently installed green LEDs to replace the white bulbs - totally different look!





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56D500boy
Posted 2019-10-07 1:36 AM (#588502 - in reply to #588500)
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Lancer Mike - 2019-10-06 9:53 PM

My 58 De Soto: I recently installed green LEDs to replace the white bulbs - totally different look!


Looks good.

Tell us more. (as in which bulb type and where from?)

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Lancer Mike
Posted 2019-10-07 11:30 PM (#588545 - in reply to #588502)
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Hi, Dave:

I ordered the BA9s LEDs from SuperBrite.  I bought several whites, a red for the headlight brights indicator, and several greens.  I didn't know at the time whether to go with the whites or the greens for the instruments.  I had a '58 Plymouth with the green lights so I tried greens on the De Soto.  All of our cars are a little different, but the De Soto dash was moderately easy to remove and get behind to replace the light bulbs.  LEDs do not dim, however.  They are either on or they are off.

I have forgotten the price already, but it wasn't a big ticket for all the bulbs.  SuperBrite is usually running a promotional offer on the website and you can usually get ten or fifteen percent off the listed price by entering a code.  

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56D500boy
Posted 2019-10-08 1:23 AM (#588549 - in reply to #588545)
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Thanks Mike.


So these guys:

https://www.superbrightleds.com/moreinfo/ba9s-ba7s/ba9s-led-bulb-1-l...

In addition to colours, they mention beam angle, i.e. 90 deg and 120 deg. Do you have a suggestion?



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Lancer Mike
Posted 2019-10-08 8:53 PM (#588588 - in reply to #588549)
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Those are them!  I chose the wider beam.  I don't know if it would make a big difference in our dash pods, though.

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