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Old 02-25-15, 06:48 PM
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Post your dash setup!

Hey guys! Starting an 87 FC racecar build soon and debating between keeping the stock dash or fabbing one up. Let's see your setups
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What does your class allow and/or what is the penalty for pulling the dash?

I have the stock dash in my track car (interior otherwise gutted). The center console has been replaced by a panel which holds the real gauges (H2O temp, oil pressure and temp), brake bias and battery cut, plus a few switches. While the gauge position is not optimal, keeping the original instrument cluster allows me to slowly migrate over functionality (wipers, fuel gauge, tach, etc.) while keeping the stock harnesses in place for the time being.

I'll see if I can find a few photos of the setup.

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Old 02-25-15, 10:23 PM
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No penalty for pulling the dash, at least not that I can remember. NASA PT
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Thought I had a better pic but here enough to get it

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Originally Posted by janousekmike View Post
Just finished it
Simple, but effective. What cluster is that?
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Dash

Street car but here ya go. Pic was during install.
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Originally Posted by danny 171 View Post
simple, but effective. What cluster is that?
pcs d200
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Old 03-14-15, 01:16 AM
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Street car but here ya go. Pic was during install.

How do you like that shift ****? They're a little pricey but it looks nice
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thought I had a pic of my dash,but this is my gauge setup before I parted the car.
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Originally Posted by misterstyx69 View Post
thought I had a pic of my dash,but this is my gauge setup before I parted the car.
Styx what digital gauges are/were you using?
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How do you like that shift ****? They're a little pricey but it looks nice
Good balance between the short throw shifter and the taller shift ****. It's aluminium so hot in the summer and cold in the winter.
The grooves kinda dig into your hand.
So, bottom line, I love the look and shape but ergonomics could be better.
There is a guy on the forms who makes acrylic *****, I have contemplated having him make this for me in acrylic.
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Good balance between the short throw shifter and the taller shift ****. It's aluminium so hot in the summer and cold in the winter.
I keep a rag behind the passenger see in my autox car just to cover the metal shift ****.

Love the heft and feel, but it is impossible to shift if it has been sitting in the sun.
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My dash. The car is built to SCCA STU specs so the OE dash pad is required. I have built other cars where the dash can be removed and that makes things allot easier. So if I could ditch the dash pad and be compliant I would do it.


I used an NOS Stewart Warner Trackforce memory tach with a low oil light and a shift light on either side. All old school Stewart Warner gauges in the center with a Westach dual pyrometer and an RPM switch for the shift light.


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That's all business!

By "low oil light" do you mean low oil pressure?
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Originally Posted by mach.80 View Post
Street car but here ya go. Pic was during install.
Custom made radio surround?
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Originally Posted by mustanghammer View Post
My dash. The car is built to SCCA STU specs so the OE dash pad is required. I have built other cars where the dash can be removed and that makes things allot easier. So if I could ditch the dash pad and be compliant I would do it. I used an NOS Stewart Warner Trackforce memory tach with a low oil light and a shift light on either side. All old school Stewart Warner gauges in the center with a Westach dual pyrometer and an RPM switch for the shift light.
Are those Nissan vents ?
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Originally Posted by LargeOrangeFont View Post
That's all business!

By "low oil light" do you mean low oil pressure?


Thanks. Yep low oil pressure. I have a 20PSI pressure switch on the back of the mechanical oil pressure gauge. Light is powered by the ignition switch and goes out when pressure is over the set point of the switch.
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Nice, I have a similar deal. My light goes on when my Accusump dumps at 25 PSI. I have it wired to the accusump pressure switch.

Pictures of my dash. It's just a shell, all HVAC, radio and original gauges/wiring removed.
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Custom made radio surround?
Yes. A guy on norotors.com makes them. Its all aluminum and come in various cut outs. I think it's 130 bucks. I like the fact that nothing will crack from Sun damage. Ever!
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Originally Posted by mach.80 View Post
Yes. A guy on norotors.com makes them. Its all aluminum and come in various cut outs. I think it's 130 bucks. I like the fact that nothing will crack from Sun damage. Ever!
That is the same panel in my car as well.
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Yes. A guy on norotors.com makes them. Its all aluminum and come in various cut outs. I think it's 130 bucks. I like the fact that nothing will crack from Sun damage. Ever!
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That is the same panel in my car as well.
Time to do a search on norotors.com

Thanks for the info!!

Found it:
http://www.norotors.com/index.php?topic=11795.165

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Originally Posted by mustanghammer View Post
My dash. The car is built to SCCA STU specs so the OE dash pad is required. I have built other cars where the dash can be removed and that makes things allot easier. So if I could ditch the dash pad and be compliant I would do it.
Dang, now that's a good looking setup!

Interesting to see an FB in STU. What's done to the car because I know STU has some pretty serious stuff like old World Challenge cars
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Again, sorry for the crummy picture, but here is my dash setup. Its a bit different in that behind the panel to my right, all of the different electrical circuits in the car come to a common point. As well my Megasquirt is there as well as my data logging. Easy to access in an emergency, but a bit messy looking from the passenger door with 8 billion wires and relays and junctions.

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