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sport trac cluster questions and odometer swap??

ok i got this sport trac cluster off ebay and i was under the impression that i could swap the odometer out with the one i have in my truck but after completely dismantling the sport trac cluster Iím not sure if i can or not. well i know i can but is there any downsides to it? it looks like I have to remove the needle for the speedo, so will it be off when i go to put it back on?


my other option i thought of was changing the current odo in the sport trac cluster to something close to what my truck reads now. but Iím not sure how to do that. i guess if all else fails ill just start off at 200 miles.

in a pic below you can see the odo and a motor that drives it, is there any way i can apply power to that motor and make the odo go up?




any other ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.

here is a pic of the cluster if anyone want to see it :)
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I remember a guy did this to his 02 ranger and he just pulled the whole ODO out and rolled it back. I dont know for sure the specifics but if you wanna bring it up on the 17th we can figure it out.
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good write up bob
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^those are the gauges from my 99, had Nick roll the set he sold me to 69001
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thanks for the link bob, looks like that is what i need to do.


does anyone know if my gear selector will work in the new cluster?
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does anyone know if my gear selector will work in the new cluster?
Your gear indicator should swap right in, no worries.
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ok thanks bob, as i type im getting ready to try that process for the odo, hope it works. or rather i dont mess it up. lol
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ok thanks bob, as i type im getting ready to try that process for the odo, hope it works. or rather i dont mess it up. lol
you just remended me that i sill have to put thoes gauge covers on my truck.

hmmm...i think they are still under my seat..
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Very nice zach, i like the font better on your cluster than mine.

btw- you going to paint that blue like you said when u called yesterday?
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at least you have a 1/2 tank of gass to.
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This is one of the mods on the 'to do list' that is already way too long.
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well i might be screwed... was going real good. then i messed up one of the tabs on the motor that drives the odo. it might be fixable, but we will see.

i do have the odo rolled to 56k so that is cool, now if only i wouldnt have broke the tab


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Very nice zach, i like the font better on your cluster than mine.

btw- you going to paint that blue like you said when u called yesterday?

yep its in the painting process now...


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at least you have a 1/2 tank of gass to.
if only that was true when i plug the guages in.
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if only that was true when i plug the guages in.

lol
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how hard is it to install these?
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how hard is it to install these?
it cant be to hard if zach is doing it.
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it cant be to hard if zach is doing it.
BWahahahahah!!!
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it cant be to hard if zach is doing it.


that hurt...



but hey im almost done, just waiting on paint, and i have to rig something up for this motor mount i broke.
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