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    A fellow Packer (Hardwaredan) turned me on to this new, 3D printed product. It's specially designed for the TR6 although it would fit the 250 and 4's i expect.
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    It fit Smiths dials well, other instruments, with varying arrangements of fitment and connection points will not work as well, without modification to the pods.
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    The gauge on the right is a Durrite unit with thicker mount bracket studs and the illumenation port on top, vs. on bottom, like the stock style Smiths ammeter.
    Further, the studs on the Smiths dial don't reach far enough through the pod housing to attach nuts.
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    The additional gauges certainly look impressive from the side angle, but.....
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    ....from the driver view, they are virtually invisable and obstruct the view of the "knee knocker" mounted instuments under the lower crash pads.
    Maybe a different steering wheel with a different spoke pattern, like a 1 spoke Citroen wheel, would work?
    Can't see putting a French wheel in a British car tho, god forbid!
    Anyway, thought you all might be interested, thanks for watching as they say on Youtube.
    CF1634U+O Pimento/Chestnut
    2nd owner, since 1975
    Now in Fair Oaks, CA

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    Woohoo Bruce, room for two more gauges. How many does that make now?
    72 Pimento w/overdrive - Lilred
    67 4A Royal Blue - Lilblue

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    • #3
      Well Lou, I'm glad you asked!
      Here goes:

      Stock, as equipped, Smiths:
      Speedometer
      Tachometer
      Engine Oil Pressure
      Fuel Level
      Coolant (Glycol) Tempurature
      Voltmeter

      "Field Mods", Smiths:
      Engine Oil Temperature
      Transmission Oil Tempurature
      Intake Manifold Vacuum
      Clock (Inop.)

      Other manufacturers:
      Fuel Pressure (Chief Aircraft)
      Altimeter (Airguide)
      Cylinder Head Tempurature (Farina)
      Cockpit Tempurature (Kragen's)
      Stopwatches (2, Agat, LaMarque)
      Compass (Unknown, Chinese )
      Vacuum (Cooper/Wallace, not connected)

      Of Mention:
      Tripmeter Twin (Brantz)

      On order:
      Ambient Tempurature (Smiths)

      All of the above are functional, working instruments, except where noted.
      CF1634U+O Pimento/Chestnut
      2nd owner, since 1975
      Now in Fair Oaks, CA

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      • #4
        What no diff oil temperature? LOL. Curious since you measure it, how does the tranny oil and engine oil temps compare? I would imagine the tranny is quite a bit lower, eh?
        72 Pimento w/overdrive - Lilred
        67 4A Royal Blue - Lilblue

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        • #5
          Originally posted by lfmTR4 View Post
          What no diff oil temperature? LOL. Curious since you measure it, how does the tranny oil and engine oil temps compare? I would imagine the tranny is quite a bit lower, eh?
          Actually, the transmission oil heats up faster and generally runs hotter that the engine oil. I do have an engine oil cooler. On the last long tour, the tranny oil gauge was pegged just about the whole trip.
          The 2 oil temp gauges are both electrical vs. mechanical/capillary operation. Being electrical, they require voltage stabilizers. 1 VS can supply at least 2 gauges, perhaps more if recall correctly,
          I'm using 2 voltage stabilizers currently for the 3 temp and 1 fuel gauges.
          I would say the mechanical temp gauges are more accurate, but attendant capillary tube is most cumbersome and prone to damage.
          One thing I noted with the transmission oil temp is that the lower the revs, the lower the temp. So an OD or 5th gear is very desirable on a long, high speed run.
          I had lost the use of my overdrive on the aforementioned trip.
          CF1634U+O Pimento/Chestnut
          2nd owner, since 1975
          Now in Fair Oaks, CA

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          • #6
            I like it, Bruce. Next logical step is a data logger for all of those sensors. I bought a cheap one a few years ago, but have yet to hook it up.

            Ed
            For just a little more, you can do it yourself!

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            • #7
              My Mustang had something like that, but they were mounted up top.


              Ralph
              TR250 "Eileen"
              MGB "Merck"
              VW GTI

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              • #8
                Originally posted by 46er View Post
                My Mustang had something like that, but they were mounted up top.

                Funny you mention that. I'm thinking of inverting the pods and mounting up on the dash behind the compass. The wiring will be abit tricky and it will create havoc with the compass reading but the vacuum gauge only needs a hose and the ambieant temp gauge needs what in the form of hook up, I'm not sure?

                Ed: A data logger would be way too digital for me. I'm analog retentive.
                CF1634U+O Pimento/Chestnut
                2nd owner, since 1975
                Now in Fair Oaks, CA

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by baws View Post

                  analog retentive
                  I have to remember that one.

                  Ed
                  For just a little more, you can do it yourself!

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                  • #10
                    Here's a shot(s) ot the pods, inverted, mounted on the dash top:
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                    CF1634U+O Pimento/Chestnut
                    2nd owner, since 1975
                    Now in Fair Oaks, CA

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                    • #11
                      You really got things going on there, Bruce.
                      Driving a 1973 TR6
                      Doing ZS carb repairs
                      email kencorsaw"at"aol.com

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                      • SapphireBlue72
                        SapphireBlue72 commented
                        Editing a comment
                        That's a polite way of saying 'eccentric'.

                    • #12
                      Yes, thats what they said at the accademy.... but I showed them..... BROUGH HAW HAW! ()
                      CF1634U+O Pimento/Chestnut
                      2nd owner, since 1975
                      Now in Fair Oaks, CA

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                      • #13
                        Looks great Bruce! I had a gauge pod on an Audi wagon I drove a few years back, included a boost/vacuum gauge and oil pressure gauge.
                        CF28612UO - Pimento/Chestnut/Overdrive/Hardtop
                        Folsom, CA - Yeah, near the prison!

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                        • #14
                          Altimeter?
                          So much rust, so little time

                          64 TR4 Overdrive Surrey
                          68 TR250 Soon to have Overdrive & Surrey
                          69 TR6 Overdrive Early with fender beads
                          71 TR6 Hardtop Soon to have OD
                          81 TR8 Injected Automatic...the LAST Automatic

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                          • #15
                            Originally posted by tr250 View Post
                            Altimeter?
                            You can't see it in the above pic, it's mounted to windscreen frame, below the mirror. A 60's vintage Airguide product I found on Ebay a few years ago.
                            CF1634U+O Pimento/Chestnut
                            2nd owner, since 1975
                            Now in Fair Oaks, CA

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