80 Camaro

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  1. Lucky Rock

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    Ordered my Dakota Digital VHX Tuesday from Phoenix and it shipped out yesterday!

    Ordered my Cipher seats assemblies from Andy's ..hoping they ship out tomorrow.



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    He installed the wrong gauges ..and a speedo without no needle!

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    Original picture from Craigslist

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    THANK YOU ATM!! I truly appreciate the help ..



    looks great from 50 ft ..maybe even 30 ft .. but the flaws when you're close ..this paint job is going!

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    going to repaint it ..Gun Metal Gray with Black racing stripes ..then finish the interior over the winter (well the winter they have down here in NC)

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    Find the link that is surrounded with tags.

    [URL=http://s836.photobucket.com/user/mdavis22569/media/MD1980Camaro2_zpsc87d4eb8.jpg.html][IMG]http://i836.photobucket.com/albums/zz285/mdavis22569/MD1980Camaro2_zpsc87d4eb8.jpg[/URL]
     
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    Nice looking car btw.
     
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    ...besides the seats, dash .. I have to get a Vacuum pump due to low Vac.

    8HG at 1000rpm idle and about 12-15 at 2000-2500. Just not worth taking a chance on that pedal.

    Not looking to exchange the cam, since it's a new motor (trying to still get the paperwork on it too to know what cam is in it ..it's been in the mail twice) now )
     
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    That's a nice looking Camaro without those big azz wheels in the craigslist ad. I Like the Cragars!
     
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    Got a nice little present from UPS today! Dakota Digital VHX Blue/Silver back .. can't wait to install it

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    What do most do with their old gauges? I won't be going back ..the Speedo is missing a needle, but everything else works ...
     
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    never seen gauges like those before, I like them. Can't wait to see them installed.
     
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    Those do look nice and I too want to see em installed. If you don't mind, what did those set you back?
     
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    $755 with shipping on Amazon/Phoenix Restore. But it ships right from Dakota Digital. They said 1-3 weeks to ship, but as usual it shipped 2 days later, UPS Ground.


    I had to do something, the guy put in the wrong ones when he was cloning it ... and it had no speedometer needle.

    I'll be posting pictures thru out the install. My only concern is cutting the wires to the bulkhead circuit board connection. I doubt I'd every go back to an original gauge set. So far it was pretty easy to find the turn signal wiring. They provide you with the wiring sensors for Oil, Temp and Speed. So that just leaves your Tach and Fuel. I have a extra Tach that came with the car, so I'll just that wiring.

    You have to set the fuel sensor to your model ..and due to Ohm's of resistance. That'll probably be the hardest ones to find in the bulk connection.
     
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