Building Gauge Cluster

Discussion in 'Gauge, Speedo & Instrumentation' started by turtle1173, Sep 7, 2018.

  1. Splandman

    Splandman Full Access Member

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    Almost all of them are pretty expensive. Dakota Digital is a couple hundred cheaper, but when you have $8k in engine, $2k in trans, more in lift, tires, stereo, blah blah blah, what's another couple hundred to get what I like?
     
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    QBuff02 I like Big Blocks and I cannot lie

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    Trans temp is just as critical as coolant temp, especially if you're going to do any kind of pulling which is part of the intention of this build.. Lol and the tach I have up on the dash, not sure if it will stay there once I finish out the dash/gauge cluster but it just might have to since there's probably going to be another gauge or two in the mix along with the new mechanical speedo. And I know some don't like the tach on the dash, but that's where I've always put them except for on my old Z28, I had it down on the center console in front of the shifter. It grows on ya.. Lol

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    Enjoying this thread. I've thought a good bit about how I want to handle gauges, and these posts are helpful.
     
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    Ok, its not a C/K dash but I built this for my toy and included idiot lights for turn signals, parking brake, brights, etc. I used proper sending units that were required for the gauge if needed, otherwise I tied into the factory harness using water tight type connectors.

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    The printed circuit can be eliminated

    All the gauges , at least the one I have , have a tiny stud on the back that a barrel connector could be plugged onto

    And you can buy tiny LED lights for gauge backlighting and indicators
     

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