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#31 OFFLINE   Conrad D. Conelrad

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 10:02 PM

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A good example of unfussy Ford instruments. Why are so many rev counters x100 when x1000 is so much more sensible?

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 10:07 PM

Sadly the battery is flat on the GT6....

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 10:08 PM

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A good example of unfussy Ford instruments. Why are so many rev counters x100 when x1000 is so much more sensible?


I remember driving Punto with a x100 rev counter once and getting totally confused between it and the speedo. I am a bit simple though, to be fair.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 10:10 PM

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And having 2 light settings is a nice touch as well

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 10:50 PM

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A good example of unfussy Ford instruments. Why are so many rev counters x100 when x1000 is so much more sensible?


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Posted 01 September 2012 - 01:34 PM

I miss the look of the Mondeo's dash at night - simple to work with, but just stylish enough.

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 05:35 PM

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 08:35 PM

My older cars have cool Smith's clocks and soft (ie: rubbish) white lighting, but I ain't got no night timey photies of them at present. Here's the Mental Murena. Note bonkers kilometrage.

PS: I am such a saddo that I sometimes go and sit in my heaps at night, as they look and (for some reason) smell groovy then.

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 08:42 PM

Sadly the battery is flat on the GT6....

http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj190...


You beat me to it! :lol:

My GT6 Mk1 dash looks like that pretty much all the time, working or not. :?

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 08:49 PM

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 08:32 PM

Late to the thread as usual:

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 08:49 PM

Sadly the battery is flat on the GT6....

http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj190...


Granada looks like that when it wants to, which is quite often and totally random. Otherwise, it's a bit feeble, with the instruments buried down deep tunnels. And the smaller ones work like the lights, ie when they want and only then. I've run out of petrol a couple of times... :(

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 08:54 PM

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 09:14 PM

I just assumed you had to buy a Charleston if you wanted a 2CV with a light up speedo :)

Here's a shot of the Herald gauges I posted on Club Triumph a while ago. Again it's massively exaggerated, in real life they're of the glow worm variety.
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Posted 02 September 2012 - 09:18 PM

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 09:19 PM

I should be going to bed right now, not outside to take photos of my flamin' dashboard.
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Posted 02 September 2012 - 09:37 PM

Rarely drive mine at night and had forgotten what colour the display was. Not too bad.

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 03:19 PM

What the frig have you got, mate? It's redlined at nine and a half!

Some kind of VTEC Honda?

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 05:41 PM

I am quite disappointed with the wank fonts that modern manufacturers seem to be using here on the dials, they may as well be using comic sans. Also I find 20mph spacing looks a lot better than 10, less cluttered. I miss the BX and its tongue in cheek digital dash typeface, although the Subaru at least succeeds in looking mean and serious like all old Jap cars.

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 06:07 PM

Also I find 20mph spacing looks a lot better than 10, less cluttered.

I hate 20mph spacing. The problem is crowded speedos going up to 150+ when 99.9% of them will never even get near a hundred. One of the modern Astons has a horribly designed speedo, the difference on it between 20 and 30 and 40 is the width of a human hair, which must make town driving a pain in such a powerful car. What I'd like to see is an analogue speedo which only goes up to 100, after which a digital one takes over.

I like what VW do with their non linear speedos. It's in 10s up to 100, then 20s.

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 06:32 PM

Some kind of VTEC Honda?


Yes it's an Integra, probably why there is a red tinge to the lighting.

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 08:37 PM

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The engine redlines at 90mph. YEAH!

Oh and the 4WD in the middle goes all bright green when you turn it on :)

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 09:20 PM

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 08:18 PM

The mighty 205

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 08:20 PM

And the 407 I know gluten for punishment with the compulsary warning light where they made any other way?

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 08:25 PM

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 08:38 PM

Sorry if these are small they are off my phone I get to drive alsorts of cars at work so I just snap when I can first one up Bentley GT

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and DB9 not at night though.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 09:19 PM

Still with the arse about face rev counter! Quite like those.
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Posted 04 September 2012 - 09:31 PM

They take a bit of getting used to but they do look good and at night light up a blue colour most of the switches and stuff are off a Volvo but id still have one maybe when the 205 gives up :wink:




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