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Thread: Integrated new boost gauge into my dash

  1. #16
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    Great job, Kurt. I really like the looks of that. In my own car I replaced the factory boost gauge with the voltmeter from an LX cluster when I installed an A-pillar boost gauge. But your work gives me ideas to do something with the now-redundant stock oil pressure gauge.

    Dave, resetting the mileage and replacing the odo gears isn't difficult but it's hard to explain. I've done it several times, but it's something I just had to take stuff apart, look at it, study it, take more stuff apart, etc. until I was able to pull it off. On the off chance you haven't taken care of it by the Shootout this year I'd be happy to help you out.

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    You got to love SCCOA , that looks factory installed nice work!

  3. #18
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    Thanks guys. Well worth the time.
    Kurt K (e-mail)
    SCCoA Member #: 443
    '92 SC AOD -- 11.521s @ 116.748mph, 2.0 AR power
    . . . . . . . . . -- 13.547s @ 101.01 mph, only w/ bolt-ons
    '95 SC 5spd -- All Stock, except 17" Simmons wheels.
    '90 SC 35th Anny 5spd -- 3rd owner, 16k miles
    2 '89 XR7 5spd's -- on their way out, really!

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    Yeah the odometer is fairly easy though I can't for the life of me get the speedo needle off so I do it with it on.

    If you want to come down to Memphis area I can lend a hand.

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    Tips

    I'm starting my gauge project soon. I'm going to be using the Cobalt gauges. I pondered for a while what gauges I wanted to use and determined these were the best looking because of the blue led lighting. I will be mounting the boost gauge in the stock location like Kurt's. I thought about doing the short-sweep gauges for the o.p. and w.t., but I decided to go with all full sweep. I will be using mechanical for boost, o.p., and f.p.. I will then get matching faces for fuel, speedo, and tach. I may decide on a different style face and change them all including the Autometers. I was designing my own and then found franky 402 already did so. I don't think I like white faces though. Any tips on replacing these gauges with the Autometers will be appreciated.

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    Finished

    Just finished my gauge cluster. I replaced the stock W.T., Boost, and O.P. with Autometer Cobalts. The Boost and O.P. are mechanical. I then used blue LEDs for the background color, red LEDs for the needles, and red and white LEDs where needed for the red parts of factory gauges. The blue is more blue and the red is nore red than the picture shows. The dark spot on the speedo is barely noticeable in person. It was hard to get LEDs arranged to eliminate it completely because the mechanicals are blocking the light. If you have seen the Cobalts, my factory gauges colors are a perfect match. What does everyone think?
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    Very nice BOTH of you.
    Great write up Kurt!

    Looks damn near factory with all the colors the same gbabione

  8. #23
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    Yes, Looks very good!
    1994 white sc (Daily Driver)
    14 year sc owner
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    View http://www.sccoa.com/forums/garage_v...vehicle&id=107

    UP THE IRONS!!!

  9. #24
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    Kurt, your attention to detail has always impressed me. Looks great!

    Jeramie

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