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I wrongly believed this was a replacement stock gauge for an inoperable current one. This is making more sense now. I missed something earlier.
 

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Good idea Richard! Here’s what I’m dealing with. Those threaded posts stick through the back of the circuit board to make elec contact.
 

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That binnacle on the left will be completely filled by the tach - so I lose 3 idiot lights and two gauges. The only one I really need is the fuel gauge.
 

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Yech - that's a project fraught with ways to screw up an irreplaceable part lol. I suppose some work with a Dremel could cut out the section you need to fit the fuel gauge. Is that panel pretty much flat? Also possible to get some sheet abs plastic and make your own panel instead of trying to compromise with the OEM unit.

I'm not so sure I would go with a small, aftermarket tach instead.
 

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Small tach not an option - I don't like them. The "performance" version of the car - SR5 - came with a different flat panel - speedo right, tach left, temp/fuel gauge pod in the middle. And it's plug/play. Problem is that they're pricey - $300-$500 for the cluster. Besides, I kind of like doing different stuff.

Yes - panel is flat. Making a new flat panel is the most complex of all options -- because of trying to fit the printed circuit board on the back for turn signals, bright light indicator, etc. I'd need an aftermarket speedo - if I did that I'd want a matching tach. It can be done - but you're really inventing a cluster/lighting/etc. from scratch at that point.

Oh - and not irreplaceable. I have the one in the car and this extra one. I'll experiment on the one in the car. Fact is, they're a dime a dozen unless it's the ones with the factory tach - they average about $4-5k/dozen! LOL I think a wood hole saw on the drill will make short work of creating a hole. More challenging would be cutting a partial "arc" to mimic the shape of the gauge.
 

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Click the link, scroll down -- this gives an example of just how simple a "dash" in this car can be.
 

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Very cool read. Ultra sleeper.

And now…. For some non-automotive banter…..

 

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That's what you get with socialism, the leaders feel untouchable and will do anything to any opponent. They also don't consider the result, and that the same arrogance may be used on them later. I'd love to see a real investigation of the last 15 years of the entire top three branches of our government. Snippets of truth have come out, but nothing has been done by anyone for real justice.
 

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Well while adjusting my Freon level at lunch my cheap hydraulic fitting blew off the high pressure line. I lost a bit more Freon than I expected to purposely loose.

Time to run to hydraulic line shop and get it fixed. But this may mean I just pull a vacuum and do system all from that while weighing what’s needed.

Bugger.
 

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Well while adjusting my Freon level at lunch my cheap hydraulic fitting blew off the high pressure line. I lost a bit more Freon than I expected to purposely loose.

Time to run to hydraulic line shop and get it fixed. But this may mean I just pull a vacuum and do system all from that while weighing what’s needed.

Bugger.
Wow, that's a poor/cheap barbed fitting for high pressure. Maybe it didn't lose too much freon, I'd try it as it is now. Note that the system is also losing the freon oil with the freon.

FYI spelling, lose means to lose, loose is different, a fitting was loose and blew off.
 

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If it's not one things, it's twenty others. I bent the nipple on the port on a truck one time, simply trying to attach your pic above to it. Went from needing a little freon to needing all the freon. LOL
 
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Lol. Yeah smart phone mistyping and autocorrect issues and capital letter misplacements galore. Sorry guys. If it gets to be too distracting the errors please say so and I’ll slow down and Chris-correct vs autocorrect.

I am back from hydraulic shop and they just have me a better crimp on existing but now 1/2” shorter hose. Great guys. No charge.
 

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Yeah, my phone and autocorrect don't get along very well. I will say, however, once I went to these multi focal contacts, things have gotten somewhat better.
 

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I was wondering if any might be interested in an off season day get together to enjoy the dragon. I’ve been interested in driving it and it’d sure be fun enjoying with you guys, maybe a restaurant sit down meal before or afterwards.

Just throwing an idea out there maybe when it cools down.
 

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I’d be on board with that. Might roll with the geo.

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Lol. Yeah smart phone mistyping and autocorrect issues and capital letter misplacements galore. Sorry guys. If it gets to be too distracting the errors please say so and I’ll slow down and Chris-correct vs autocorrect.

I am back from hydraulic shop and they just have me a better crimp on existing but now 1/2” shorter hose. Great guys. No charge.
I'm sorry about being picky sometimes, I forget that many people use phones and auto type software etc. I see so much bad grammar it's painful(understanding that my worst subject was always English, grammar specifically). So I type slow and often reword things, in school you get a teacher to correct you and make you wonder why didn't you see that etc.
 
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