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MG MGF Technical - Changing Dial Faces
|Has anyone changed the dials (tachometer/odometer/fuel/water temp) in their MGF/TF. I really don't like the ones in my Trophy 160, and have had some new ones designed, incorporating the Trophy 160 logo and a couple of other little changes. The prototypes were delivered to my house last night, but upon taking to the car with a screwdriver, I noticed a couple of problems:|
1) I can't seem to disconnect the electric mirror/dash rheostat controls from the plastic trim
2) I can't get the instument cluster out of the binnacle without (it seems) removing the steering wheel
3) The instrument cluster appears, at first glance, to be a sealed unit.
Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated.
send me your email address and I will send you the instructions from the manual.
I've mailed it to your e-mail address.
|The instrument cluster is indeed sealed from the front Paul :o(|
I don't know whether you can gain access to the instrument faces from behind though - if not, then you'll be forced to undo the plastic welding of the plastic anti-glare screen.
Look forward to seeing your designs though :o))
|If you need instructions for removing the steering wheel, Email me and i'll send them through.|
The SP Cheetah had custom instrument faces so it is possible. How they did it however is another matter.
|Are you sure the window is sealed Rob, I have the manual, of which I have now sent instructions for removal to Paul, and it states Service Repair Instrument Pack Window no. 88.20.06, four clips secure window and it has a picture of the window removed from the chassis.|
|You must be able to remove it to fit the after market chrome instrument surround.|
|Ahhh, something else I may desire, so many things so little money.|
|Tell me about it!|
I took delivery of my second hand Jaguar chrome ash tray from E-bay yesterday and fitted it last night.
It looks the dogs! - and only paid £18!!!
I modified the inside bit of the original unit to fit the chrome one - which makes it look like new.
Lots of other shiny baubles temting me now.
|>>Are you sure the window is sealed Rob, I have the manual, of which I have now sent instructions for removal to Paul, and it states Service Repair Instrument Pack Window no. 88.20.06, four clips secure window and it has a picture of the window removed from the chassis. <<|
You may be right Chris, but certainly all the instrument packs that I've seen (I've seen a few now) have that plastic screen welded to the whole unit. Perhaps there is an age issue - or perhaps there is a repair kit, which is what is referred to in the service repair instructions???
Well, I'm confused. If there is a way of removing and replacing the 'window' then I too would very much like chrome instrument rings! But I have never seen these for the MGF.
Talking of silvery bits - you haven't even scratched the surface... there is a whole BRM parts catalogue to be plundered (I should know ;o) - see http://www.mgf.ultimatemg.com/BRM_concept.htm ) :o)
|I believe Chrom design do the Chrome kit for the MGF Instrument panel.|
go to the Shop and select MGF, lots of goodies there.
|Whilst browsing Chrom-design, take a look at the twin windscreen defroster example, scroll down to the second picture, has anyone seen that red and white MG dash badge for sale anywhere.|
Where did you get your bespoke dials made? Sounds tempting !!
|Chrome instrument pack trim is indeed there Chris. Not quite what I'd want though; I'd be more keen on instrument rings - the item shown is a little OTT, IMO.|
|Not got round to doing any more on this yet, but will hopefully over the weekend.|
Dials made by Mook at Skewer (www.skewer.co.uk)
This thread was discussed between 10/04/2003 and 11/04/2003
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