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oldqmguy
I don't think I have ever seen that one! Thanks Dave! Dale B)
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Yesterday
oldqmguy
In the pictures in my last post the first shows the 'block' that has the Oil sensors. At the bottom you can see the "DB9" connector that I used for the Oil Temp sensor leads. The second picture shows the wiring in the engine compartment. The Battery Positive Cable goes to a 'post' that is a feed-thru type. The High Current cable for the started connects to the bottom of this post, along with
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5 days ago
oldqmguy
Here is what the engine compartment side looks like now! Not too bad for version 1. The first picture shows the 'block' that has the Oil Pressure Sensor and Snap Switch. Notice the -AN hose that connects it to the old Snap Switch location. The second picture shows the Battery wiring and the Harnesses plugged in. The third shows the new 65 Amp Internally Regulated Alternator. It was s
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7 days ago
oldqmguy
Matt, I left it set to 10 psi so I could see what was going on. Dale B)
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7 days ago
oldqmguy
Yes, the '10 minutes' was the first time it was powered up. As long as it has power it is ready to go! When power is interrupted it will take 5 to 10 minutes to reaquire the satellite. Dale B)
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7 days ago
oldqmguy
At this point it was time to 'try it out' so I took it for a run around the neighborhood and everything worked as planned! Like the guy on the A-Team said, "I love it when a plan comes together!" ::o Some interesting observations: It took about 10 minutes for the GPS-50-2 device to find the satellites and display Time-of-Day. The Oil Pressure started out at 40 psi when the engine is col
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9 days ago
oldqmguy
Now that I have that figured out I need to see about what power the Control Box needs. It needs 'constant +12 volts' to retain the clock memory and return the needles to "0" when it is turned OFF. The Control Box (and the Displays) are turned ON and OFF using the "ACC +12 volt" function of the Ignition Switch. I had to think about this for a while. NO "ACC" voltage appears in the engine compar
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9 days ago
oldqmguy
OK, so I have the new Dakota Digital Custom Instrument Cluster for my '67 4-Door Monza! :D Now I have to figure out "HOW" to install it and hook up the Control Box. :S My idea is to mount the Control Box in a 'box' on the 'rear shelf' that is normally covered with a piece of cardboard. So, I removed the cardboard, cleaned and primed the 'shelf' and mounted the bottom of the new box to the s
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11 days ago
oldqmguy
kmart356 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > 160MPH ::o We can always dream! It makes the non-Corvair folks think of what they are missing! B)- In reality, all DD Speedometers are 0 - 160 MPH, so I didn't ask for anything special. Dale B)
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11 days ago
oldqmguy
That worked better than I thought it would! :D Now I can get on with my story telling! 8-) Dale B)
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11 days ago
oldqmguy
Just to see if I can attach picture files! They "seem" attached. Will they open in the message? Not it preview so lets see what I get when I post them. It should be the '67 WITHOUT the Dash, the Standard Corvair Dash, and the new DD Custom Dash. Dale :S
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11 days ago
oldqmguy
I would think a 'Trigger Device' (similar to a "distributor" but with only the 'trigger device' inside a 'blank' hood) either Optical or Magnetic would be a good thing. It would look like the unit that is installed in the Gen 1 EFI that runs the Oil Pump! Make that top 'cover' a little taller and add the electronics. This would keep the engine 'clean' and eliminate the need to drill the Ha
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11 days ago
oldqmguy
Ted, Is it possible to see your Installation Manual? A downloadable PDF would be good. I am good at wiring (see my posts on my Custom Instrument Cluster) and may want to make a 'custom harness' for my already modified '67 Monza. Looking at the Manual will give us (me!) an idea of what goes where and your "normal" wiring. Thanks again! Dale B)
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11 days ago
oldqmguy
Hi Ted, This is on my 2019 "list" for my 1967 Monza and I am hoping you will have the DIS option available! I need to rebuild my Corvair fund, having blown this years budget on my Custom Instrument Cluster!! I would not mind having a 'pickup device' in the distributor location,I just don't want to route the high voltage through it.Newer cars have "coil-on-plug" systems but I don't think tha
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13 days ago
oldqmguy
In answer to Seth's question, YES, you can use one of their "BIM" modules to measure (and display) Head and or Exhaust temperatures! The model BIM-12-1 will take a variety of Thermistor sensors and provide readouts of either Head Temp or Exhaust Temp. It can provide simultaneous readout of one Head and one Exhaust in place of Odometer and Time-of-Day readouts. I have talked to Dakota Digita
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13 days ago
oldqmguy
OK, I think I should show "what" I can monitor on my new Custom Instrument Panel. In the "NORMAL" Mode: Speedometer (0 to 160 MPH) Odometer (0 to 999,999 Miles) Tachometer (0 to 8,000 RPM) Time of Day (When using GPS adapter, from Satellite) Oil Pressure (0 to 80 PSI) Oil Temperature (0 to 300 Degrees F) Battery Voltage (0 - 18 Volts) Fuel Level (E to F) Using the 'hidden buttons' I
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13 days ago
oldqmguy
Matt, The 'stock' Nova Display sells for $795. The "Custom Corvair Display" cost me $1400! I am the guy with the 'arrows in my back' being the first person to ask Dakota Digital to make a unit to fit the Corvair LM Dash! Now that they know how to do it, I am hoping the price will come down. The Custom part is the actual display, made to fit the '3-Hole Dash' which is 'different' than an
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13 days ago
oldqmguy
The GOOD NEWS was that they could provide that Instrument Cluster to fit the Corvair 3-Hole Dash! :D Here is a picture of the Custom Corvair Instrument Display: The Speedometer and LCD Odometer/Data Display is on the left where the original Speedometer was. The Center opening now shows the new Tachometer with an LCD Time-of-Day/Data Display. The Right opening now has 4 gauges. The one at
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13 days ago
oldqmguy
When I purchased my 'last'(?) Corvair in 2016 I wanted to "upgrade it" to what I think a '2018 Corvair 4-Door Monza' would be. I have spent a lot of my time and more money than I thought getting it to the current status. One of the first item on my list was to improve the Instrument Displays. I started looking at everything I could find on the web and in FLAPS to see what was available and wha
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14 days ago
oldqmguy
Yes, two jack stands, properly placed, will do the job! My 1967 4-Door Monza spent March to early September on jack stands with me climbing in, out and under the thing fixing the mess left by a PO (not the guy I bought it from)! Make sure you 'block' the front wheels so it can not be pushed forward! If your jack stands have a 3 feet make sure they are arranged so it is not easy to tip forw
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23 days ago
oldqmguy
Those wheels ALL look good! (tu) My personal preference is the Vision Wheel 143 from Summit. 15" diameter, 7" width, 4.25" backspace with Michelin tires! Looks good, runs well, good price! :D JMHO! There are a lot of good wheels out there, so pick the one that you (and your budget) like!! Remember, wheel/tire overall diameter will probably change the Speedometer calibration. I got a
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25 days ago
oldqmguy
The wire from the Coil - terminal to the distributor should be 0 ohms! The 0.5 ohm reading is probably OK. The reading from the High Voltage terminal to the distributor does not mean anything! Make sure the points are opening. If they have slipped or the plastic block that rides on the cam has broken the points won't open. This sounds like bad points or a shorted capacitor. With the
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25 days ago
oldqmguy
Roger has done an excellent job and they will work well! I think I actually "invented" this cable for an EM many years ago. Actually it was a friend of mine who is an Aircraft mechanic and fellow Corvair nut! He was helping me overhaul my 1964 Monza many years ago. When we got to the clutch cable we both decided it needed to be replaced. We discovered this around 11PM! Bill said "lets go to
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29 days ago
oldqmguy
I should have identified my "T" in my first post! :( I bought this from Summit Racing. It is a nice unit and Chrome Platted. 8-) It is a Mr. Gasket 6151 MRG T Style Fuel Block. I had to use adapters for the Input, the Pressure Sensor and the Snap Switch. The third Output hole has a brass plug in it. Most of the weeping is around the Plug and the Snap Switch adapter. Looking at the Summit
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29 days ago
oldqmguy
I will check out those thread sealants!! Ken, thanks, I will check to see if I have something like that! Dale B)
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29 days ago
oldqmguy
That was my first assumption Ted, but it doesn't work! If I go any tighter I will break something!!!! I have to use 'adapters' so there may be some thread problems there. I need to know 'what' thread sealant to use (Teflon Tape obviously does not work!). Dale B)
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29 days ago
oldqmguy
The Red Baron ran well this weekend and we had a great Hoosier Corvair Classic event! If you missed it, shame on you!!! I want to point out that the main thing I wanted to demonstrate was the new "Custom 3-Hole Dash Display" that I got from the folks at Dakota Digital. This is a really nice unit and looks so much like stock if you are not familiar with the original dash you would think it w
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29 days ago
oldqmguy
OK, I have the Red Baron running and the new Dash Display working. Made it to the Hoosier Corvair Classic this last weekend, just to show off my new display. I have 'extended' the Oil Pressure sensor outlet port over a AN-4 Braided line to a 3-port T. This T is used to extend Fuel Lines so I have to use adapters to fit the Corvair OP Snap Switch and the new Oil Pressure Sensor to the "NPT" thr
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30 days ago
oldqmguy
As a member of the BOD of Circle City Corvairs, "I" think we did on heck of a job! :)-D The weather was perfect and we had a good turnout of EM's, LM,s, FC's and one "Special" Corvair. Good food, good times and we got to meet a wonderful group of fellow "Corvair Nuts!" I am proud to say the "The Red Baron" (Dale's EXPERIMENT) was finished 'just in time' and I was able to drive it to the sho
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4 weeks ago
oldqmguy
The clock has a spring driven motor that runs the clock for 10 minutes. When the spring is almost run down the points close enabling a solenoid to rewind the spring. It sounds like the clock is getting "switched 12.volts" (voltage is only present when the Key is ON) so 10 minutes after you turn the Key off the clock cannot 'reset' because no voltage is present! The clock needs constant volt
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