Date Added: Friday 23 September, 2005
When I opened the packet, I though is this all, a couple of pieces of floppy plastic with some wires...
Fitted the dials with vintage rings and chrome needle caps, really you have to have these, the whole set up is just incomplete without them. Took about 2 hours to fit because there is lots of tea involved. Wired the dials and fed the wiring through a hole I drilled above the oil guage. Cable tied the transformer to the dash and tapped off ill+ and ill- from the wiring loom via a soldered joint. Put the control beneath the steering wheel and its still stuck fast there. Painted the dial needles with red nail varnish after scraping off the white paint first. They look the dogs when lit up, and I much prefer the blue setting to the green.
One word of warning, my fuel guage now wont move at all, so be careful when removing them. Use two levers, placing them on the retaining screws for leverage so not to damage the faces. The original faces do have to stay in place and are not removed. The instruction on the packet says you dont need to remove the needles, you do, and its just a generic box instruction.
As said before, the actual illuninated area should be a few mm larger as the sides of the dials that are not illuminated show up as dark shadows at night. Also, you need to get blue coloured lamps in the binnacle, as the mileage readings will still glow green.
Overall, a very good product, but be careful when fitting. 4/5 because of the out of alignment of the indigo against the dials, but a must have item for the flash ones about town.
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]