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09-03-2009, 12:21 AM
Hello all, i am finishing up the final touches on my 1974 Spitfire. I can't find a close up photo of the dashboard instument configuration. I'm hoping someone can post a picture or knows of a link. Please help.

09-03-2009, 02:19 AM
This should help
https://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w73/eejay56/spitfire012.jpg https://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w73/eejay56/Dash010.jpg https://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w73/eejay56/Dash009-1.jpg

09-03-2009, 05:47 AM
umm... Eric... where is your choke pull handle?

I'm on my 2nd Spit, and even though both are/were 1980's, the choke pull handles were in different locations. The 1st one had (blue) it on the right by where you have your dash plates, and the one I still have (white) has it behind the key, under the speedo.

09-03-2009, 09:14 AM
Thanks a bunch for the pics. They are perfect. The choke and windshield washer knobs were easy to find but the little marker lights were the tough ones.

09-03-2009, 10:46 AM
It would be under the small badge at the top left of the right panel. I have an auto choke so I covered up the hole.

09-03-2009, 10:49 AM
This is a good reference source as well;


09-06-2009, 10:23 PM
I shouldn't admit it, but when I put my dash back together, my gauges seemed to work OK, until I noticed the fuel level going up and the temp going down. After a two year rebuild, I put the gauges back in according to the Haynes manual. The picture was for a right hand drive! The wiring harness dropped the wires behind the gauges.

09-07-2009, 05:26 PM
I've already had fuel gauges where "e" meant enough, and "f" meant finished.

09-08-2009, 01:29 AM
I've already had fuel gauges where "e" meant enough, and "f" meant finished.

My fuel gauge only moves between 1/2 and 1/4. 1/2 means its full, 1/4 means I got 1 gallon left in that tiny tank of mine. Least it works! :thumbsup: