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Re: 12v Cummins Swap/'73 GMC 2500
« Reply #350 on: March 28, 2020, 10:29:09 PM »
i think i’m going to be running these gauges in the dmax. let me know when you get it all together and/or how you like the module add ons.
I didn't enjoy trying to stuff that much wiring in the dash, and it's too bad all of those add-ons weren't integrated into the cluster, but I understand why.
Also the Bluetooth is slow, and only works once you manually put the cluster in setup mode with a corded switch you have to mount to the dash.
I do like how you program the speedo, by measuring a mile (auto mode) or using GPS (manual mode) and you have to do that within the first 100 miles or it locks you out (I think). Easy.
...and it gives preset options for the fuel sender resistance for each of the different years for gm, and Ford's, etc.
 It's pretty trick imo.

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hot damn. that’s what i’m talking about.

i thought it was slick that they have an option for plugging in to the OBDII for the LBZ.. but with all the add ons and options.. i’m more than sold
Didn't you help Turner install some of these? I don't remember looking at them but thought they were Dakota.
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Re: 12v Cummins Swap/'73 GMC 2500
« Reply #351 on: March 29, 2020, 08:09:21 AM »
no sir. they were a 4 in 1 4.5” gauge and a 2 in 1 4.5” with 4 single 2 1/16” digital gauges off to the side. the 4 in 1 was oil pressure, water temp, fuel and volts (i believe) and the 2 in 1 was speedo and tach (think reproduction 50s model chevy truck gauges) that each had their own comm wire from sensors. same with the digital ones. they were boost, EGT and trans temp. might have had another over there too. drawing a blank at the moment

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Re: 12v Cummins Swap/'73 GMC 2500
« Reply #352 on: March 29, 2020, 08:13:20 AM »
Looks really slick Ken.  Now paint that steering column


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Re: 12v Cummins Swap/'73 GMC 2500
« Reply #353 on: March 29, 2020, 10:44:44 AM »
Looks really slick Ken.  Now paint that steering column


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Re: 12v Cummins Swap/'73 GMC 2500
« Reply #354 on: March 29, 2020, 06:56:34 PM »
I like that gage cluster!

Me wants a square bodee!
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Re: 12v Cummins Swap/'73 GMC 2500
« Reply #355 on: March 29, 2020, 07:53:24 PM »
I like that gage cluster!

Me wants a square bodee!
Do it! You don't have anything else to do, right?
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Re: 12v Cummins Swap/'73 GMC 2500
« Reply #356 on: March 30, 2020, 10:37:18 PM »
Had a problem with the speedometer after driving about 3 miles.
I took the sensor off of the transfer case and found something less than perfect. They used a piece cut off of the end of a speedometer cable, just shoved into the sensor...no glue or anything.
Now it's epoxied and works again.
Pretty shoddy considering how nice this system looks. Hopefully the last issue.
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Re: 12v Cummins Swap/'73 GMC 2500
« Reply #357 on: April 02, 2020, 02:32:00 AM »
Had a problem with the speedometer after driving about 3 miles.
I took the sensor off of the transfer case and found something less than perfect. They used a piece cut off of the end of a speedometer cable, just shoved into the sensor...no glue or anything.
Now it's epoxied and works again.
Pretty shoddy considering how nice this system looks. Hopefully the last issue.

Interesting! My gauges were from auto meter not Dakota... for a couple reasons, but first... my speedo cable has a small piece like this that goes between the sensor in the T case and the cable, but it is just a piece of steel not cable, so a small plus.

Now, Dakota does not serve dodge much (nor does anybody for that matter) so I opted to get something that we could make work. SWBhobie actually made the dash plate from a piece of aluminum stock since of course there is no factory option for that truck. It has five physical gauges, two that are 3 3/8” one has the speedo and tach, the other has oil pressure, water temp, fuel gauge, volts, then we have three 2 1/16” gauges; boost, egt, trans temp. So in all, there’s a pile of wires going every which where behind the dash.

You’re more than welcome to go get the truck from storage if you’d like

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Re: 12v Cummins Swap/'73 GMC 2500
« Reply #358 on: April 02, 2020, 10:11:21 AM »
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Re: 12v Cummins Swap/'73 GMC 2500
« Reply #359 on: April 02, 2020, 10:20:23 AM »
Very nice rig. Keep up the good work. I need to get my butt updating my build thread lol


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Re: 12v Cummins Swap/'73 GMC 2500
« Reply #360 on: April 02, 2020, 09:07:51 PM »
Quiet Shawn adults are talking.

Dunno why I thought you had Dakota Wyo. Possibly too much whiskey.

Thanks Mike... and yes you do!! Haha
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Re: 12v Cummins Swap/'73 GMC 2500
« Reply #361 on: April 02, 2020, 09:38:30 PM »
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