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PostSubject: Mini-Tach Installed   Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:37 pm

Got my VDO mini-tach installed and synched today (with diode).

It was a struggle to decide to go with the mini in the dash or the BIG old tach on top or under the dash.

But I figure for now, this will give me an idea of what's doin.

At 70mph she's spinning just under 3500 rpm. Which right in there for the tire size and gearing I am running.

So if I am doing my math right, with 205s stuffed under the back and the gearing I am planning, I think I'll drop 70mph down to around 3000 rpm. Which will be nice. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Mini-Tach Installed   Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:53 pm

I think those mini-tachs are so CUTE! They really spiff up a dashboard. Ha Ha!
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PostSubject: Re: Mini-Tach Installed   Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:08 am

OH! See, that is excactly what I was worried about. Sad

Ok, I am replacing it with a boost gauge and going with the 5 inch under the dash.
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PostSubject: Re: Mini-Tach Installed   Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:13 am

lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Mini-Tach Installed   Sun Feb 06, 2011 3:17 am

Let's see some pictures.

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PostSubject: Re: Mini-Tach Installed   Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:33 am

Yeah, let's see how cute this thing is. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Mini-Tach Installed   Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:02 pm

Cute??

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PostSubject: Re: Mini-Tach Installed   Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:16 pm

Cutest Ghia you'll ever see!
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PostSubject: option   Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:34 pm

Put it where you horn button goes..
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PostSubject: Re: Mini-Tach Installed   Sun Feb 06, 2011 3:21 pm

So here is the main cluster at the moment:



I am going to move the red rocker switch which controls the e-flashers at the moment over to the far left where the stock e-flasher switch is once I can get it out. The thing is like really stuck.

I will replace the speedo. Since the new VDO speedo does not have the idiot lights, I will put new warning lights for the generator and oil pressure where the brake light and rocker switch are now. I don't really need the indicator lights since I have analog gauges but the lights are kind of nice when you aren't really paying attention.

I am thinking of putting turn signal indicators on each side top of the speedo since the new one doesn't have those either.

I want to add a switch for high beams with an indicatior light for high somewhere. My current high beams are momentary on the turn signal lever on the column. Makes it difficult on those back roads late at night to sit there and hold that thing on while trying to corner at any kind of speed. I'll leave the momentary hooked up, but with an override on a switch for constant.



I have a 5 inch VDO competition tach that I was going to put under the dash but I have my analog auxially gauges temporarilly mounted under the radio and they were in the way.

I am still playing around with the layout. I love analog gauges, the more the better, but I want them to look good at the same time.

I actually thought about putting the tach in the center of the steering column where the horn is, but then I thought that would be a little more work than I wanteed for a temporary thing.

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PostSubject: how about   Sun Feb 06, 2011 4:14 pm

Have you thought about an A pillar mount for your gauges. I was working on a custom mount for my 914. My gauges are in the radio spot and under the dash. It does not work for me but I have not found the time to change it.

Frys field trip. What I did was get red led's and green led's. Green is tied into the FI feed, always on if off no power to fuel injection. Red for my oil pressure one at the turbo and one at the motor sending unit.

Have fun experimenting.
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PostSubject: Re: Mini-Tach Installed   Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:04 pm

That little tachometer is sweet!

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PostSubject: Re: Mini-Tach Installed   Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:11 pm

That dash looks clean! I like it.
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