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Old 05-03-2012, 10:38 AM   #21
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Slow progress - I got some unforeseen space problems in the gauge cluster...

Making room:


With the first gauges and the Maxigauge in place:


With the cut and mounted bezel


Now I have to make mounts for the Maxigauge and wire everything up.
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:57 AM   #22
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Wow! I'm thorougly impressed!
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:09 AM   #23
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I can't wait to see this complete!
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:31 AM   #24
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Lets go on ...

Mounted the Maxigauge on standoffs at the correct height


Made out of some old plastic leftovers, cut to length and threads into both sides


Had to make some adjustments to the Maxigauge, and get a bit creative


Mounted in place and first test of the gauge - powered by my Jimstim...


(without flash)


Attached my old RPM gauge to the small gauge face - and put it in place
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Old 05-04-2012, 12:51 PM   #25
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Looking so awesome! I'm thoroughly jealous!

Look, can I ask you a favour? Since you have that NB cluster out of the car, can you take a photo of the back circuitry for me? I'm curious to know what is involved in making it compatible with an NA!
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Whoa. Tiny tach!

This whole project is pretty damn cool.
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Old 05-04-2012, 12:55 PM   #27
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Would you be interested in making these for other members? I would like to see the finished result, but so far it looks great!
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Old 05-04-2012, 12:58 PM   #28
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Why small RPM/Big speedo, and not the other way around?

Because Street Car?

Edit: I just read post #14 - what's TUV?
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TUV is like our state inspections.
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Old 05-04-2012, 04:28 PM   #30
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As I stated in one of the earlier posts, I would have loved to make a big tach + small speedo, but the TÜV (Association for technical inspection) wants to see the car every 2 years to check for technical correctness.

@RyanLewo - Sorry but no, this is quite a handful of work, and I run a Engineering offce as a civil engineer, have two kids and so on...

@revlimiter - I have to give the credit to you, otherwise I wouldn't have known how to make the gauge face for the small tach...
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Old 05-16-2012, 05:27 AM   #31
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A bit more wiring is done,
as I want this whole thing to be plug and play - this is a bit more complex...



I relocated some of the signal lights - highbeam, abs, handbrake...




This is the wiring for the relocated tach gauge


It's easy to solder on the copper pads of the OEM circuit. Some of the old traces have to be cut...


the cluster is actually in the car, but I have to redo some of the wiring and change the gauge bezel...
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Old 05-17-2012, 04:36 PM   #32
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Quick first vid in the car... (map is not attached to a vac line so nevermind)
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Old 05-18-2012, 02:06 PM   #33
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awesome!
Almost makes me regret installing my S2000 cluster
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Old 05-31-2012, 04:25 AM   #34
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All done and finished...

The finish of the surface of the cluster is not perfect, but it's o.k. for the moment (might redo this over the wintertime)



The 3 indicators in the middle are handbrake (left), shiftlight (middle), warning from Maxigauge (right).

You can see the two buttons for switching through the menus of the Maxigauge on the left and right side of the cluster hood.
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Old 05-31-2012, 06:53 AM   #35
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That is fantastic.
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Insane, really!
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Very nice work, however the lack of a properly-sized tacho is apparent. I understand the technical reason why you couldn't have one though.
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Old 05-31-2012, 07:48 AM   #38
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Perhaps you're the best person I should ask this to. How are the signals for the RPM/Speed? Are they voltage based or PWM?
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Very, very nice job.
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Sweet, looks fantastic.
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