Thanks for all your help guys !!!!!
Smalls wrecking does have the cluster, and the price is very good.
My only problem now is that it is from a V8 Fairlane.
Everything should work, with exception to the Tacho. (In theory)
I did a circuit trace on the Fairlane I6 cluster that I have, and found that the Tacho is connected to a custom VDO chip.
Luckily though, It is the same chip that is used in the Fairmont I6 cluster, and the surounding bits look the same as well.
So I am wondering if I just swap this chip, or look for any differing parts around this chip, then I might have an idea on how to convert the dash for use in the I6.
(Although, to be honest, I beleive that I am pulling it a little too much, and would be better off just getting an I6 cluster).
So my next question is does anyone know if the V8 and the I6 have different clusters, (I.E. different part numbers).
Also, Partsguy or anyone else, do you know how much Ford sells them for.
As for how to connect the thing, here is a list of things that will need to be done to get it working.
1) Connectors - I was planning on removing the standard connectors off the board, and in their place soldering flyleads, to a common connector, (EG a D25 as used on a parallel port on a PC). Then I would simply add the other end to the vehicle, and wire it up in parallel, so as I could use my original dash, If I cocked up some where.
2) Door open status - I will need to wire 2 resistors, and 1 diode to each door switch. (Boot, 4 doors, and the fuel flap). Because the Falcon/XR/Fairmonts dont have the duel Door switches, the diode will be used to isolate each door for the cluster.
3) Wiring up the Bulb out Connector - I really dont consider this feature very useful, but It would be nice to have it working anyway. This feature requires a connection to the brake switch, brake line near the bulbs, park lamps line, near the bulbs at the rear, and the park lamp switch. The dash circuit uses resistance to determine if a Bulb has blown or not.
4) Once all that has been done, the Odometer reading needs to be changed. I have been told that all that is needed to change the Odo is to swap the E2PROM chip - X24C44 with a dash that has the correct Odo reading. (IE swap the chip from the new fairlane Dash, with the chip from my existing dash).
To be honest, its a lot of work, but what I am trying to accomplish is a Short Wheel Base Fairlane, something like the Tickford model, except with the HPI6.
Finally also, whilst playing around, I learnt how to change the Odo colour, as well as the clock/Trip LCD colour, and the Climate control colour. I have them in Red at the moment, but I also sucessfully had the Odo in Blue and Yellow.
If anyone is interested, I can post pics, etc....
Cheers, and thanks for your help