Discussion in 'V8 - Maintenance & Troubleshooting' started by 98SF19, Jan 22, 2020.
I think Newberg has the ashtray area gauges.
https://www.v8sho.com/SHO/Ashtray Gauge Pod Conversion.htm
I did it on SHO R T S
Still got it around here somewhere.
It wouldn't be hard to draft one up these days and have some place like shapways 3D print it for ya in what ever color or material you like.
I think interest for this dropped with the rise of cheap bluetooth and apps like Torque BHP. All those items can be monitored and even alarms set...
Being the car is 12V it isn't trivial to whip up an Arduino or some other IoT device to add functionality.
Yes. I put in 4: Oil pressure, oil temperature, transmission fluid temperature, and volts. A 4 gauge cluster fits in where the ash tray was very nicely.
Isn't the temperature gauge on instrument cluster indicating the oil temperature, or is that coolant? I'd likely swap the voltage for fuel pressure, as I have a small LCD that I plan to put in plate under steering wheel and connect to full time hot contact with a switch. Stephen, can you put up the pic again please?
I will look around and see if I can find it. I used to have it on Photobucket. OK, gone from there as they are no longer a free service, I guess. I will have to look a bit more.
The temp gauge on the OEM instrument panel is for coolant, that is, the temperature of your water/antifreeze mix.
Does anyone remember if fuel pressure is one of the OBDII readings? If so, likely you can get it simply by plugging in a ScanGage. They plug into the OBDII socket and can run up to 4 separate readings continuously. I used to have one going in the SHO to keep an eye on stuff like the intake air temp and the engine load.
There is fuel tank pressure, but not anything to show pressure of the line/rail unfortunately.
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