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16  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 console gauge/ tach question on: December 13, 2013, 07:01:24 PM
You can also run the leads yourself with the right gauge wire from any parts store. Many have the right stripped colors too. Yes you connect them on the bulkhead connector. I'll pull out my directions to get the right x and y for you and send them to you tonight as someone else over at TC is looking for them too.

Yeah it does sound like you will be able to use your Tach out of the box with a standard filter. The one that Jim's website firstgens.com details works for most folks. Cheap from Radio Shack or I think for a small fee Jim will build you one.

As with all projects I have found for me at least having a detailed plan and doing a dry run always makes the project go smoother. Still you always find issues a PO or you created down the road and now that trips you up. I always plan on any project taking two weekends, that way I'm never up against a hard deadline.
17  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 console gauge/ tach question on: December 12, 2013, 06:32:26 PM
No amp due to connection: I'm on my way home so I'll put the documentation I wrote fro another site. It depends on who's wiring kit you purchased, but most come with both the inside and the hood side wires leads. If yours only had one pair to the fuse-block side, then yes You need to connect from bulkhead to horn and junction block.

Yeah the headlight switch should be the console version anyways in order to account for the increase in draw by the console lighting so no harm there.  I prefer the ones with the ceramic collar on the dimmer for heat control.

Tachometer wise if your ignition box has a port look up the model on the web and see if there is a filter for an analog tach. If you are using a GM HEI dizzy search TC and firstgens.com for a thread on getting an analog tach working. The option is also to have the Tach rebuilt to take the non analog signal and if you fry it testing they can rebuild it non analog at the same time Smiley
18  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 console gauge/ tach question on: December 12, 2013, 05:49:36 AM
The correct console conversion harness should have all the lines in it for the fuel light since you re purpose the oil light for that. The LFW module is the tricky part since that was where the option gets triggered. SOme folks use the factory style and others use the variable set point module so you can customize when the light will come on.

The correct console (has to match your transmission option) will have the orange and white lighting runs in it.  Yeah the 20 mins assumed you had already done the hood wood add 20 to 40 minutes to run the amp lines and the Tachometer feed, and oil line.
19  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 console gauge/ tach question on: December 11, 2013, 05:45:04 PM
LOL yeah and I didn't mention the bloody knuckles trying to do it with the carrier in place.
Wells-Airtex makes the right calibration and connection - most parts counters should have it in stock.
Are you using Classic HQ reproductions or the internal resisted OER versions of the console gauges?
The Classic HQ are original style external resisted so you can "change/correct" the output of the temp gauge to point dead center at normal operating temp of 180. There are a few threads on TC calculating the amount of additional resistance you add tot he back of the gauge.
There is also a thread on TC comparing various manufacturers senders and Ohm's values at specific temps.

You are in the home stretch! maybe another 20 minutes for the harness.
 
 
20  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 console gauge/ tach question on: December 11, 2013, 07:44:58 AM
No clock? It is part of the option and should be there to be factory correct. In any event it is your ride - do as you wish.
You can cut out the shell with the dremmel tool from the front,
but you will still need to get behind the carrier to unbolt the existing fuel gauge, and to mount the Tachometer.
It is very difficult to do from behind and underneath but it can be done, just takes a ton more time to do that way.

21  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 console gauge/ tach question on: December 10, 2013, 07:55:47 PM
If you have rubber small hands you can remove the pod fuel gauge with the dash carrier in place but it is much easier to do so once the unit is pulled and on a bench. Also the template to cut the pod is usually rear facing, or if you are just using the cutout line on the plastic you need good light. The clock cutout can be made from the front. You can leave the ashtray and glove box in place - nothing to change.
22  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Looking to get lots of photos for the Home Page for 2014 on: December 09, 2013, 10:43:19 PM
have you though of keeping the ROTM winners up all year like a calendar?
23  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: 69Z hard start, backfires on acceleration, stalls when breaking, related issues? on: November 21, 2013, 05:06:29 PM
All of the above... BUT, be careful spraying flammables on a running or hot engine.
And, make sure the choke is working right.



X 2 on the working choke and double check its adjustments. I chased my tail this month with a working choke, but poorly adjusted resulted in flooding and very rough idles until it burned off some fuel.

Also watch the paint job starter and carb cleaners eat paint off metal surfaces so use them as leak detectors with car to your new painted intake. An unlighted propane torch is also a good way to test for leaks.
24  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Cowl hood and air cleaner on: November 17, 2013, 04:26:34 PM
The ignition coil bracket would also be at an angle that the straight non ZL2 hoods did not use.
So if someone just added the hood chances are they didn't swap the coil in anticipation of changing over the air cleaner.

25  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Re-coding an original door lock on: November 11, 2013, 08:34:32 PM
The short answer for a 69 and later is yes*

*locksmith has to actually be a locksmith with training and then they can match the pins in the ignition tumbler to the same as the doors.
Even easier if you have the original keys with the key code not knocked out.
Or documentation with the key codes, but they can work from the key you have if it is not too worn.
26  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Glove box light on: November 04, 2013, 11:14:49 PM
Hood and trunk lights had their own harness.
For the vert the trunk piggy-backed off the license plate connection.
Coupes had a connection off the intermediate harness if I remember right.
Hood light ran its own harness to the horn-relay bus bar. 
Glovebox was a single lead from the dash harness.
The AIM does not say it is reworked so it must have been there for all vehicles, used or cut off I would guess.

27  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Carb for 02E L-35 Automatic on: November 04, 2013, 11:03:54 PM
does you car has pollution control (A.I.R.?) Look at the chart http://www.camaros.org/carb.shtml#usage and see what number carb you need.
7027210 seems right for either for mid year automatics. B7 is good date IMHO.
28  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Where to find 69 Camaro taillight chrome trim? on: October 24, 2013, 10:34:30 PM
Classic HQ sells the lens. http://secure.classichq.com/69-STANDARD-TAIL-LENS-LH-P705C52.aspx
29  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: December 68 Pacer on Ebay again. on: October 09, 2013, 10:37:51 AM
In theory cruise control if set in fourth will return you to that speed. The only factory Pontiac I owned with cruise had two kill switches, clutch and brakes would disengage the system. If it is a hack job and since CC was not a factory option one wonders if the brake and clutch switches were installed.If cruise is set in fourth and you were able to shift with it still engaged you would blow the engine or over rev in neutral
30  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: December 68 Pacer on Ebay again. on: October 09, 2013, 04:04:24 AM
LOL and asking questions or posting comments on the ad are disabled
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