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Old 09-18-2003, 11:40 PM   #11
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most of the time you by one thank is for the gauge
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why didnt you keep the stock gage in use (volts) will? well i have been thinking about puttin a AF gauge and a Trans temp
The SSEi doesn't get a voltmeter. We have a boost gauge in that location.


Faust, I had to run the sending unit for the trans temp (used a water temp gauge, same same) through the firewall to the pressure test port on the top of the transaxle. Had to adapt it with a few fittings. Voltmeter goes to any circuit with the ignition on.
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Below is a picture of willwren'* gauges:


They are made by Faze and are universal. Bill used a heat gun to mold it and I used a hair dryer (took FOREVER!). Air/fuel is simple to hook up because you just tap into the o2 sensor signal wire, but its probably the most touchy gauge on earth. I'm still having trouble getting enough voltage to it. As for a mechanical gauge like nitrous pressure, its kinda a pain in the arse to route a stainless steel braided hose through the firewall.
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I finally found the right color of paint since I took that pic, too. It'* a perfect match now.

Thanks for posting that for me Mach. I lost that pic when my pc crashed, and can't ftp from work, anyway
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I finally found the right color of paint since I took that pic, too. It'* a perfect match now.
Very nice. What brand of gauges are those, and what was the right color of paint you found? I have the same color of interior and I want to start rounding up parts for this project. When the winter comes I want to have it all ready to work on.

I'm planning on a voltmeter and an ammeter for mine. I know the ammeter is going to be pain to route wiring for, but I want it anyway. (Yes, the days of 10-gauge wire are over; I know I'm going to need at _least_ 8-gauge. Already found the solder lugs for it; when I did this same project on a K wagon (which had something like a 100-amp alternator, give or take a few amps), I bought extras.)

Where to tap in the ammeter, I'm not sure until I go through the wiring diagrams, unless someone else has done this already. First place I'm going to check is the booster cable connection at the top of the Maxifuse/Relay Center. (The idea is have it in the system between the battery and everything else _except_ the starter.)
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thats all nice and all, but what BRAND and MAKE are the pods?? what car were they for???
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Its the only pillar pod made by Faze. Its universal, you have to fit and trim yourself.
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ok thanks guys, i didn't see it in the previous post, i can't seem to find any here in Toronto!! drining me nuts, anyone from Toronto canada that might know?? There is no autozone in canada, argh!!!!
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Just order any universal you can find. They're all the same, probably the same company.

The color for my tan interior is:

SEM Color Coat
Flexible Coating
for plastics, carpet, vinyl, and velour
Saddle Tan #15033

It'* a semi-gloss to matte finish. Just like the pillar when it dries.
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