: Gauges installed on A-pillar!!!



FASSTWOOD
03-20-05, 10:50 PM
Here is a pic I took a little while ago everything is hooked up and working okay except for the rpm gauge. It goes crazy after 3400 rpm. I changed the power source and move the signal wire away from the engine harness but it still goes nutty after 3400 rpm. I'm going to place the tach wire at the pcm instead of the coil, I ordered the pins for the pcm on Friday. I should have them tomorrow. The funny thing is that the recall shows the rpm you hit just fine.

http://edsautos.com/guages2.jpg


I got the Gauges and the sender units from www.nordskogperformance.net (http://www.nordskogperformance.net) . They have them in Red, Green, or Amber... The guages and pod came out to around $450.00 including the pod from Jegs (http://www.jegs.com//cgi-bin/ncommerce3/ProductDisplay?prrfnbr=107163&prmenbr=361).
I have extra senders for fuel pressure and trans temp. I hooked up the trans temp sender to the pressure test port on the side of the tranny. The water temp sender I hooked up on the side of the cylinder head. The fuel pressure sender I hooked up to the test port on the fuel rail. I had to remove the schraeder valve in the rail. And last but not least, I hooked up the oil pressure sender with a tee fitting where the factory sender is.

I simply flip a switch next to the water temp gauge and I get the tranny temp. if I flip the one next to the oil pressure gauge, it will show me fuel pressure. :yup:

HotRodSaint
03-20-05, 10:52 PM
Nice! :thumbsup:


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N0DIH
03-21-05, 12:33 AM
You got 2 thumbs up here!!

Cool! Been thinking of those A Pillar pods myself!!

I like the gauges and the switch idea!

Tom

FASSTWOOD
03-21-05, 09:29 PM
Thanks guys... They look pretty cool at night too...

Night Wolf
03-22-05, 06:34 AM
Would the same pillar piece work on the '77-'92 body style?

I would want different gauges to match, but I like the location... right now the tach is on the steering column (good spot IMO) but I would like oil pres. temp and volts....

BTW looks great! the digital tachs can be trickey to get used to at first :)

kmhebert
03-22-05, 03:12 PM
That is VERY VERY cool! I would like to add a few gauges to my Brougham, especially a temperature gauge and RPM gauge.

FASSTWOOD
03-22-05, 10:32 PM
I just went to www.jegs.com to see if they listed anything for 77-92 but they didn't. They did list a full size chevy truck, it might work. I think a little research is in order, you'll find somehing to work...

pimpin88
03-22-05, 10:43 PM
thats one thing i dont like about my brougham, the only gauges you have are the speedometer and the fuel gauge. i mean, sure there are dummy lights, but i like to know whats going on in my car

FASSTWOOD
03-22-05, 11:23 PM
In my 85 coupe, I installed two 2 1/16" gauges on the right side of the cluster bezel. Oil pressure and water temp. And I put a tach on the left side above the column blocking the left turn signal indicator. I gotta find a pic...

FASSTWOOD
03-22-05, 11:58 PM
Couldn't find a pic but this will give you an idea...

http://www.edsautos.com/images/spots1.jpg

kmhebert
03-23-05, 12:01 AM
That seems like a good spot for it. If I get an tachometer like this one:
http://www.jegs.com/photos/1052499.jpg
is it easy to install and make it read correctly? Do you think it would look strange along with the rest of the instruments? I'll have to post a few pictures of my interior tomorrow, although I am sure you've all seen plenty of Brougham interiors around here. :)

DanTheMan
03-23-05, 12:06 AM
Anyone wire up a mechanical tach or this this car pretty much doomed to electrical tachs. How easy is it to get the necesary wires to the pillar?

davesdeville
03-23-05, 02:57 AM
You should take a pic from the front outside of the car.