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09-30-2009 12:58 PM
saabskijc But fyi prosport gauges rub together in sleets pod the bezels touch so I'm gonna be sanding it just enough and painting them flat blakc
09-29-2009 07:41 PM
NahumCC Yup, basically what my set up will look like in the end save for the extra 2 gauges. Need to get a pod from Sleet. In time.



09-29-2009 01:46 PM
saabskijc thanks
and one more pic just because i thought it was a cool picture
09-29-2009 11:49 AM
PoisonBeef nice shades.


Nice install too.
09-29-2009 11:34 AM
saabskijc


Boost Wideband

oilpress oil temp


on off switch for undimable gauges
09-27-2009 05:55 PM
saabskijc ya but if i could save the money id love too really tight on that right now just wanna get these in plus that would be another week to wait for the sandwhich plate

update: gauges mounted on off swithc mounted next step wiring everything stay tuned pics tommrow
09-27-2009 05:53 PM
NahumCC You can go off the back of the block on a B2X4 series motor. You simply remove the oil pressure sender and then use a M14x1.5 to 1/8NPT adapter (most senders are 1/8NPT). Make sure you keep the wire from grounding that was attached to the spade terminal on the OEM sender.

This is what I did. The B2X5 series motors have the stock oil pressure sender more behind the starting making this an unrealistic if not impossible spot to use.



09-26-2009 03:33 PM
1995BlueBeast It might just be NPT but I doubt it could be that easy. I say just get the sandwich plate. Its so easy to just put the sensors in the plate and be done with it and to guarantee it will work.
09-26-2009 09:29 AM
saabskijc no one?
09-25-2009 05:28 PM
saabskijc Does any one know the specific fittings needed?
09-25-2009 01:56 PM
1995BlueBeast Its easier to get the filter sandwich, but if you put a T in the block where the oil pressure sender goes you could put everything there.
09-25-2009 09:36 AM
saabskijc Do you have any pics don't know where that is would I be able to put oil pressure and temp there?
09-24-2009 09:23 PM
watkins I pulled out the oil pressure sender on the firewall side of the block in my old convertible. Worked pretty well, but the fit is very very tight with the dipstick being in the way.
09-24-2009 07:38 PM
saabskijc Also where have you guys tapped for oil pressure and temp besides useing a filter sandwhich
09-22-2009 04:24 PM
PoisonBeef
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Originally Posted by watkins View Post
You can dim any gauge you want. Just buy a rheostat.

My Glowshift boost gauge is a searchlight right out of the box. An in-line dimmer brought it down to factory dash levels and it now dims quite well with the dash illumination dimmer.
This has be covered by me a recockulous number of times. The prosports have LED direct circuit board lights. Rheostats doesn't work on LEDs and LED dimmer kits can't be wired in with out doing some hardcore soldering.
09-22-2009 03:42 PM
saabskijc ya thats what i ended up doing
09-22-2009 03:30 PM
zingZACH I've always gone with mechanical boost gauges. From my experience, mechanical gauges generally gives you faster, more accurate readings.

However, with oil pressure I would go for an electrical so you don't have to worry about leaking oil into your cabin.
09-22-2009 02:26 PM
saabskijc i guess ill just run a switch to the power so i can shut them off if need be and ya i know my headlight switch wont just fit in ive got a viggen dash lined up ill probably be sellling mine with the carbon fiber overlay

just made my order for mechanical boost gauge im guessing i should be able to dim that one because ill just dim the power supply? and it wont affect how the gauge works and i also ordered oil press electric and voltmeter
09-22-2009 01:53 PM
watkins You can dim any gauge you want. Just buy a rheostat.

My Glowshift boost gauge is a searchlight right out of the box. An in-line dimmer brought it down to factory dash levels and it now dims quite well with the dash illumination dimmer.
09-22-2009 12:17 PM
PoisonBeef I still say I wouldn't buy prosports again, since I can't dim that dang things and I do a lot of night driving with deer.

The big advantage for me with electrical is that I just put the sender over by the throttle body and ran the wires to join up with oil presser wires. Vacuum hoses for a gauge are just more hoses for leaks.
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