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DynoLee

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New Gauge option coming - sneak peak!
« on: June 14, 2019, 02:39:09 PM »
I just got finished test fitting a new gauge cluster option, to be offered by New Vintage USA gauges.  These will mount in the stock location with the stock screws.  Their gauges have integral lights you can connect for highbeam, brake, check engine, etc, indicators.  It will have blinker indicators in the stock location.  Tach, speedo, fuel, oil pressure, and water temp gauges, and you can display the voltage in either the tach or speedo windows (OLED display).  They offer several styles of gauges, and you can pick which style you want.

Here is how the look right out of the box:



This set has dummy gauges, hollow, just to check for proper fit.  The 2-gauge pod fit perfectly in my car (73 T/A clone).  The big pod needed some tweaks, however.  I ended up taking it apart, modifying it several times, and finally got a nice fit.  I've sent it back to NV for them to analyze my modifications.  They will use that to make a new set of mounts, which they will send back to me and I'll be doing a 2nd test fit in probably 2 weeks.

Here is how it looked with the dash panel back in place:

 



NVU's website:  http://newvintageusallc.mybigcommerce.com/products/


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Re: New Gauge option coming - sneak peak!
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2019, 04:38:59 PM »
They look nice

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« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2019, 05:00:07 PM »
I like it, how about the oil pressure and water temp?




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Re: New Gauge option coming - sneak peak!
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2019, 05:07:10 PM »
The right two gauges are the oil pressure and water temp.  The fuel gauge is in the center, between tach and speedo.  Voltage will show (if you want it to) in either the tach or speedo digital window.

You can move the gauges around, if you want.  You can move the oil or water to the center, or whatever.  Tach and speedo can swap places too, if you wish.

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« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2019, 05:11:38 PM »
Click on the pictures, and you can zoom in some.

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« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2019, 07:47:49 PM »
There not being a red zone in the tach bothers me, though I guess they could customize that for you depending on your engine selection?  Otherwise I like them, understated yet somewhat modern so they should look good for years to come.

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« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2019, 08:07:28 PM »
Casey, they can customize gauges.  It costs more, but they can do some cool things.  Here is a picture of the tachometer they made for my Cutlass:



Here is the entire dash/gauge package I made for my Cutlass, using their  gauges:



As for the MPH, they also offer KPH.  Don't focus on the gauges in my pictures, rather the mounting system with blinkers and the other lights (high beam, brake, etc.) that you lose with other gauge systems.  Go to their website, they make a bunch of different series of gauges, and you can get ANY of them.

My Cutlass gauges are their "1969" series with some custom features (brushed stainless center cap on the needles, domed glass, custom printed face).  I'm thinking of their "Aviator" series for my T/A, as it has a red backlight, and my interior is red.

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« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2019, 09:05:22 PM »
Look neat. Don't you love how they still mark the case as TA, I bet their Camaro case says Camaro, not Z28.

I guess the lack of tacho red zone is perhaps better than just adding one based on factory engine X, although the average driver probably doesn't use it, or 2/3 of the speedo! Is the window on the tacho for a digital readout or just a warning light, could be wired as a shift light if so.
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« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2019, 09:08:33 PM »
I like the teal font on those.  I think red would work for the Trans Am, the 10th anniversary actually had red back lit gauges stock if I recall correctly.

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« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2019, 09:36:12 PM »
"Is the window on the tacho for a digital readout or just a warning light, could be wired as a shift light if so."

Here you go, info in the video:

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Re: New Gauge option coming - sneak peak!
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2019, 10:23:11 AM »
darn, just saw that the link did not work.  Go to the NVUSA website, and they have the videos posted that show how it works.

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« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2019, 02:42:02 PM »
Those look pretty sweet. GPS speedo?
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Re: New Gauge option coming - sneak peak!
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2019, 04:05:54 PM »
"GPS speedo?"

It is extra cost, about $110, but they do have an optional GPS system for their speedometers.

http://newvintageusallc.mybigcommerce.com/gps-speed-sender/

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Re: New Gauge option coming - sneak peak!
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2019, 06:28:09 AM »
The video link is not working, can you please repost, would love to see more.




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« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2019, 07:18:01 AM »
Jack, here is the direct link to one video:  https://youtu.be/uKsjPcx4l3s    #Invalid YouTube Link#

There are several other videos on their company website  http://newvintageusallc.mybigcommerce.com/products/

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Re: New Gauge option coming - sneak peak!
« Reply #15 on: June 16, 2019, 07:28:24 AM »
Very nice!  I need gauges for my Formula.

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Re: New Gauge option coming - sneak peak!
« Reply #16 on: June 16, 2019, 04:32:11 PM »
Nice gauges, how are they priced in comparison to Speedhut gauges ? Is a TA/Firebird logo available on the face of the gauges?

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« Reply #17 on: June 16, 2019, 04:59:53 PM »
Nice gauges, how are they priced in comparison to Speedhut gauges ? Is a TA/Firebird logo available on the face of the gauges?

Here is a link to their 2nd gen Camaro gauge packages.  These have one more gauge, so ours should be a bit cheaper.  This will also give you an idea of the variety of gauges they offer.  They can customize the look of the gauges as well, you'll just have to talk with them about the cost of that

http://newvintageusallc.mybigcommerce.com/70-78-camaro-gen-2/

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Re: New Gauge option coming - sneak peak!
« Reply #18 on: Today at 08:58:34 AM »
How do they hook up, would I need to cut and splice my harness?  Can you show the instructions on how to hook them up?
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« Reply #19 on: Today at 09:16:18 AM »
No instructions on these, at this time. 

Almost certain that some custom wiring will have to be done.

I will document what I have to do, once the mount design is finalized and I get a working set of gauges.

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« Reply #20 on: Today at 02:09:45 PM »
No instructions on these, at this time. 

Almost certain that some custom wiring will have to be done.

I will document what I have to do, once the mount design is finalized and I get a working set of gauges.

Would the company be willing (or able) to make an adapter harness to make the installation easier?  Will you still use the factory turn signals, light switch/dimmer etc?  Will the dimmer work with the LED backlight?

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« Reply #21 on: Today at 02:35:33 PM »


Would the company be willing (or able) to make an adapter harness to make the installation easier?  Will you still use the factory turn signals, light switch/dimmer etc?  Will the dimmer work with the LED backlight?

Here is a link to their video on the 2nd gen Camaro gauges.  In the last half, they show the wiring.  They provide a harness, but it requires tapping into the factory wiring, no adapter.

Turn indicators will be integral to the new housing.  High beam & brake indicators will be on gauge face.  LED's will most likely need a separate dimmer, on my other NVU gauges I had to tap into the parking light wire off the light switch, to provide proper voltage to the LEDs.

I've been working with NVU via e-mail and phone for much of the morning.  They are working to have updated mounts shipped out to me by Wednesday.  Probably be early next week before I get them in hand and can test fit them.

They are also looking for a solution to replace the "Lights Wiper Wash" prism.

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« Reply #22 on: Today at 02:45:45 PM »
Link to 2nd gen gauge video -  https://youtu.be/outiwljK3U4

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