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rsonn

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67 Firebird gauges in 67 Camaro
« on: March 09, 2017, 08:57:26 PM »
Has anyone installed a 4 gauge cluster from a 67 firebird into a 67 Camaro?  If so what is involved?  Is it a plug and play or is there much mofification that Has to be done? 

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Re: 67 Firebird gauges in 67 Camaro
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2017, 12:12:12 PM »
I don't have answers, but I am interested in you questions. Hopefully someone has done this. I think you also asked over on the Team Camaro site, right?
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Re: 67 Firebird gauges in 67 Camaro
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2017, 03:15:58 PM »
Welcome to the CRG. Always great to see new members. Does your car have any other Firebird mods?

Was your car originally set up for the Camaro gauges? Oil pressure is a no brainer (mechanical still right?), But water temp should also not be to involved other than a different connector possibly.
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Re: 67 Firebird gauges in 67 Camaro
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2017, 08:04:36 PM »
I have a 68 Firebird gauge cluster and always wonder if I could install them in my 67 Camaro. They don't have a mechanical oil pressure like a Camaro, and all the gauges are in the speedometer cluster itself, not like a Camaro where they are on the console. They are all electric

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Re: 67 Firebird gauges in 67 Camaro
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2017, 09:45:01 PM »
Good to know. I assumed they had optional gauges on the floor. If you had the sending units for each hooked up to what ever motor you are running. It should work
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Re: 67 Firebird gauges in 67 Camaro
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2017, 12:34:52 AM »
If you had the sending units for each hooked up to what ever motor you are running. It should work
Doubtful. All the wiring would be wrong.
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Re: 67 Firebird gauges in 67 Camaro
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2017, 03:45:40 AM »
It is pretty simple to hook up the gauges if the factory wiring did not work.
Using the correct sending units and running the wires to the gauges, is a fun project for most car guys.
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Re: 67 Firebird gauges in 67 Camaro
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2017, 02:26:55 AM »
Or, if by chance the cluster connector body is the same, re-pin the connector so the circuits match.
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Re: 67 Firebird gauges in 67 Camaro
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2017, 02:28:14 AM »
It is pretty simple to hook up the gauges if the factory wiring did not work.
You are forgetting that it's a printed circuit board. It's doable, but not sure the cluster connectors are the same and it would require some wiring thought to get the pins right. Might be easier to put in a Firebird harness.
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Re: 67 Firebird gauges in 67 Camaro
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2017, 12:48:57 PM »
It is pretty simple to hook up the gauges if the factory wiring did not work.
You are forgetting that it's a printed circuit board. It's doable, but not sure the cluster connectors are the same and it would require some wiring thought to get the pins right. Might be easier to put in a Firebird harness.

That's what I was thinking, because the Camaro gauges were on the console, not the dash. Then I would have to buy 2 new harnesses? I know it could be done.  I think I will just leave it stock, all Chevy

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Re: 67 Firebird gauges in 67 Camaro
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2017, 05:50:22 PM »
Did some checking. The four gauge type would not be an easy swap. I have a regular Firebird speedo/gas gauge setup and will try to post pics of that later.
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