Author Topic: Introduction and a question  (Read 1840 times)

Tomdeg

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 16
    • View Profile
Introduction and a question
« on: April 02, 2021, 04:47:17 PM »
Hello All,
Long time lurker first time post. After being on my bucket list for over 35 years, I finally purchased a GT350. As a young man, one of my co-workers had (and still has) a ‘65 GT350. I was a Camaro/Corvette guy at the time and the ribbing back and forth was constant :) . We have remained friends and he helped me with the purchase on this car.
It is 6S2228, Sapphire Blue 4 speed car. Originally a stripe delete, 10 spoke but the stripes were added during a repaint in the 80’s. A T-5 was installed by the previous owner. Both the T-10 and 10 spokes are in the garage. The car also came with chrome Magnums and Torq Thrust.... too many choices


I do have a question that I can’t find during a search. What is the correct bulb for the tach? The one I pulled out was burned out and I’m not sure it is correct. I replaced it with a 1895 (same as dash bulbs) ad was so dim I couldn’t see anything. I don’t want to put the wrong bulb in for fear of damaging the tach.

Looking forward to being part of this great community,

Tom


jk66gt350

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 168
    • View Profile
Re: Introduction and a question
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2021, 04:52:29 PM »
I do not have the answer to your question but just wanted to welcome you to the forum.  Congrats on your purchase - great looking car!

silverton_ford

  • SAAC Member
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 892
  • Been dreaming of a Shelby since I was 7.
    • View Profile
Re: Introduction and a question
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2021, 05:03:01 PM »
Welcome!  Very nice car!  Looks great!

Chad

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 277
    • View Profile
Re: Introduction and a question
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2021, 06:18:47 PM »
Congrats!  I love Sapphire Blue

JWH

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 293
    • View Profile
Re: Introduction and a question
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2021, 07:17:00 PM »
Wear the Magnums when you go somewhere fancy like a wedding or a steak dinner and the Torque-Thrusts when you are feeling like the most bad a** kid on the street! That is a great color and great looking car. Congrats on the new purchase and welcome to SAAC and the forum.
Jeff

2112

  • SAAC Member
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 3059
  • Fox Island, WA
    • View Profile
Re: Introduction and a question
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2021, 07:30:13 PM »
Beautiful.

Love the Torq Thrusts!

Based on the vegetation, I assume year-round driving?

rraceme

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 60
    • View Profile
Re: Introduction and a question
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2021, 09:53:01 PM »
Welcome Tom!  Love your Sapphire Blue car. I don't have an answer for you about the bulb but someone on this amazing forum will enlighten us!  Thanks Fred
SFM 6S2227

s2ms

  • SAAC Member
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 559
    • View Profile
    • 6S1757 Info
Re: Introduction and a question
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2021, 10:00:29 PM »
Welcome, great looking car!

I have an 1895 in mine as well. They are not the brightest bulbs in the world but good enough at night. At least that's what I remember the last time I actually drove it at night...
Dave - 6S1757

TA Coupe

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 218
    • View Profile
Re: Introduction and a question
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2021, 02:47:06 AM »
You might try replacing out with an SMD bulb like this one.

https://lamptech.com/lamp-1895-led-equivalent-miniature-light-bulb/

Do a little research decide for yourself. A lot of car guys are switching over to them.

        Roy

Tomdeg

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 16
    • View Profile
Re: Introduction and a question
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2021, 08:06:13 AM »
Thanks for all the kind words and responses.
I'll check out the led's

Thanks

chris NOS

  • SAAC Member
  • Sr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 379
  • 5S241 actual owner
    • View Profile
Re: Introduction and a question
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2021, 09:15:52 AM »
Welcome and congratulations !!!

mark p

  • SAAC Member
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 787
  • south NJ - Philly 'burbs
    • View Profile
Re: Introduction and a question
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2021, 09:23:56 AM »
Wear the Magnums when you go somewhere fancy like a wedding or a steak dinner and the Torque-Thrusts when you are feeling like the most bad a** kid on the street! That is a great color and great looking car. Congrats on the new purchase and welcome to SAAC and the forum.

^^^ +1 on that. Looking forward to more pix and details.
"I don't know what the world may need, but a V8 engine's a good start for me" (from Teen Angst by the band "Cracker")

66 Tiger / 65 Thunderbird

SFM6S087

  • SAAC Member
  • Sr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 436
    • View Profile
Re: Introduction and a question
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2021, 09:12:26 PM »
Had my car restored by Jim Cowles. Assume he installed correct bulb. Tach unreadable at night. Thought the bulb was bad until I tried it in closed garage at night with garage lights off. Close look at tach revealed dim glow. If you want to be able to read your tach at night I suggest an LED bulb.
Steve

greekz

  • SAAC Member
  • Sr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 423
    • View Profile
Re: Introduction and a question
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2021, 10:15:11 PM »
Congratulations on your purchase and welcome.  Hope you have many years of fun with your '66.  Love the Sapphire Blue!
SFM 6S1134  '67 GT-350 #2339

427hunter

  • SAAC Member
  • Sr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 392
  • Caretaker of 1969 gt500 #602 and 1966 gt350 #853
    • View Profile
Re: Introduction and a question
« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2021, 11:31:28 PM »
1895 - welcome ! Your car is a beauty !
“You keep using that word, I do not think it means what you think it means”

Inigo Montoya

“This life’s hard, man, but it’s harder if you’re stupid”

Jackie Brown


2000 hours of my life stolen by 602 over three years