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It is a Rostra unit but I think it is just branded for Dakota Digital (or vice versa). They are exactly the same as far as I can tell. Works great.
 

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I like the clean look when the dash comes to mind. Ignition key is under the dash along with the headlight switch, dual USB charger, seat heater controls, and gauge lighting control. Also under the dash is the clamp mount for the Fitech controller as well as a phone holder. Dash pushbuttons are for horn, fan over ride and hazards. Engine start as well. I no longer have to tell passengers how fast we are going. They get to look for themselves.

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Comp style dash I installed in a completed MKII back in 2012. Scott

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10 years later and I still do not know why Factory Five will not offer a competition dash layout for 427 S/C modeled roadster. I made my own and I have a CAD file if anyone is interested.
Kind of off topic - but, I too was hoping to stray from the factory five vintage gauge package a bit and go with an improved Tach (like yours with the progressive shift lights), ditch the clock, and add an oil temperature gauge.

Did you order the vintage gauges and swap them out using Speedhut or forego the gauges with the kit, get the credit, and just buy what you wanted from speedhut directly?
 

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Kind of off topic - but, I too was hoping to stray from the factory five vintage gauge package a bit and go with an improved Tach (like yours with the progressive shift lights), ditch the clock, and add an oil temperature gauge.

Did you order the vintage gauges and swap them out using Speedhut or forego the gauges with the kit, get the credit, and just buy what you wanted from speedhut directly?
I received a gauge set from FFR "which are already speedhut gauges" as part of the 15 year anniversary package but I did not like the set for my setup. I end up working with Speedhut and changed a bunch of things. Tach. with shift lights was mostly done to get redline at 12 O:Clock. Changed the oil pressure sender to the 3 wire. Replaced the clock with oil temp. and changed to F from C. Speedhut is great to work with and really took care of me.

I would just go with Speedhut if you want to be specific about your needs.
 

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If you are looking for the Speedhut gauges with the LED indicators, take a look at the Revolution gauges. All gauges in the group have LED's in them for low and/or high set points. The tach is really nice, as there are multiple LED's for shift lights. Let me tell you, there is no doubt those are illuminated when you get close to red line (or wherever you have your setpoints at). I programmed my water temp for low and high temps. Light stays on until it's safe to play. Comes back on when the temp hits the high setpoint as well. The best thing is that they plug right into the latest wire harness from FFR.

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I received a gauge set from FFR "which are already speedhut gauges" as part of the 15 year anniversary package but I did not like the set for my setup. I end up working with Speedhut and changed a bunch of things. Tach. with shift lights was mostly done to get redline at 12 O:Clock. Changed the oil pressure sender to the 3 wire. Replaced the clock with oil temp. and changed to F from C. Speedhut is great to work with and really took care of me.

I would just go with Speedhut if you want to be specific about your needs.
Good to know. I'll probably just go gauge delete then when I order my kit, and order from speedhut directly. I like the FFR gauge and will probably copy their style - but I have just enough differences that I think ordering new will help. Big fan of the revolution tach.
 

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If you are looking for the Speedhut gauges with the LED indicators, take a look at the Revolution gauges. All gauges in the group have LED's in them for low and/or high set points. The tach is really nice, as there are multiple LED's for shift lights. Let me tell you, there is no doubt those are illuminated when you get close to red line (or wherever you have your setpoints at). I programmed my water temp for low and high temps. Light stays on until it's safe to play. Comes back on when the temp hits the high setpoint as well. The best thing is that they plug right into the latest wire harness from FFR.

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I always wondered how strong those LEDs would be on a roadster during the day. Good to hear they will be noticeable. I'm still undecided on revolution smaller gauges - then again I can be a sucker for bells and whistles when it comes to gauges.
 

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If you want to play around with gauge designs, go to the speedhut website. While visiting my son during his graduation from Air Force Basic Training, he designed our gauges while we were waiting for dinner one evening. Picked everything about them. He was shocked when he came home 4 months later and his design was sitting there in the box from Speedhut.

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OK, since I got mentioned back in post #38, guess i better throw mine into the mix.



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Kept mine straightforward but used almost none of the F5 switches. Coyote trouble light. Bought themed push toggle switches from Amazon for High Beam and Hazard. Added Oil temp gauge and Fuel pressure gauge. Have Cig Outlet under dash, along with 3 under-dash disc lights, linked to a trunk strip light. Russ Thompson Turn Signal and heated seat switches. I wish Speedhut would figure out what they are doing with dimming the LED backlight for the gauges, though.




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I like the fuel pressure gauge you added. I want to do the same. Did you use the Factory Five vintage gauges and find one to match? That's what I'm trying to do and am unsure which one would match. Any sugestions?
 

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Like it says. When searching, there are tons of old posts, but none of the pictures are up (photobucket doesn't link, file missing, etc...).

I have the carbon fiber dash with the autometer gauges. I only get one shot at this and wanted to see what others have done in general with their dash layout. I picked up the Ron Francis wiring and I'd like to add USB chargers, and some stereo equipment.

Is there anything you wished you added/moved?

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Pretty basic, plus two, fuel pressure and oil temp .
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When ever I see a Cobra at a show or in public, I always go look at the dash. Most of the time, the exterior is pretty much the same, with only little differences. It is the interior and the dash where you can see what people were thinking.
 

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10 years later and I still do not know why Factory Five will not offer a competition dash layout for 427 S/C modeled roadster. I made my own and I have a CAD file if anyone is interested.
I need to make my own as well.
Do you still have your cad file? I want to get least height of dash to make it easier to get in and out.
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Funny... looking at other dashboards in this thread, I now realize how HUGE the speedo and tach are :)

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