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    Quote Originally Posted by lvjjj View Post
    note the similarity of this grille with an early grille
    Just like a big brother.....
    Its a "van thing". A life style you have to live to understand!!!!

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    Flow Master Symphony,some time tomorrow......

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    Its a "van thing". A life style you have to live to understand!!!!

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    I got to hobble out to the Vans and fire them over.
    Both fired off pretty good.
    Added some Lucas gas stabilizer,in both tanks due to the fact they will both be setting for a least another month while i recover.
    The nasty ethanol fuel is hard on carbs when left set.
    Even though it was a slow cruise around my neighborhood. I really enjoyed the ride
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    Mary gave Big Red a nice sponge bath today.....

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    I really can't wait to start working on her
    Its a "van thing". A life style you have to live to understand!!!!

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    Having nothing else better to do but think about things.
    One project I want to do is add a complete set of gauges to Big Red.
    She has a set of factory gauges.
    I want to up grade to aftermarket gauges.
    Speedometer and Tack in the factory big round holes.
    gas gauge,oil pressure.Volt meter in the rest of the smaller holes in the factory dash bezel.
    I am leaning towards the white faced gauges.
    I also know the gauges I have in the Beast came with both a green and a red cover for the bulbs.that illuminate the Gauges.
    the 89 has a printed circut that runs every thing in the cluster.
    Which means I will have to go into the plug and pick up the power wire for the dash lights.
    I will run a separate.wires from the engine for the needed signals for each of the new gauges.
    I am leaning towards running the red covers for the gauge Lights.
    Having never run any thing but clear dash lights.
    I am just not sure which light will work better..On the white face gauges.
    I still have better than a month to ponder this subject.
    if you are running white face gauges which bulbs are you running with them?
    Its a "van thing". A life style you have to live to understand!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wookee View Post
    Having nothing else better to do but think about things.
    One project I want to do is add a complete set of gauges to Big Red.
    She has a set of factory gauges.
    I want to up grade to aftermarket gauges.
    Speedometer and Tack in the factory big round holes.
    gas gauge,oil pressure.Volt meter in the rest of the smaller holes in the factory dash bezel.
    I am leaning towards the white faced gauges.
    I also know the gauges I have in the Beast came with both a green and a red cover for the bulbs.that illuminate the Gauges.
    the 89 has a printed circut that runs every thing in the cluster.
    Which means I will have to go into the plug and pick up the power wire for the dash lights.
    I will run a separate.wires from the engine for the needed signals for each of the new gauges.
    I am leaning towards running the red covers for the gauge Lights.
    Having never run any thing but clear dash lights.
    I am just not sure which light will work better..On the white face gauges.
    I still have better than a month to ponder this subject.
    if you are running white face gauges which bulbs are you running with them?
    It really depends on your eyes.

    Red is supposed to be better for night vision, but the Aztek we had with red gauges I found to be distracting. Myself, I prefer green. I was on the fence with green or blue for my digital gauges but ended up going with green as blue LEDs are super-intense.

    If red doesn't bother you, I would go that route since the van is red.
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    aftermarket gages are cool. I went crazy and put 8 Autometers and one VDO for the gas guage, in the dash. So had 9 gages with the vacuum gage on top of the dash. They were really needed cause I had to keep track of all the temps and pressures as we towed the trailer up and over mountains. Although now I kinda wish I'd put the gauges on top of the dash and kept the orginal gauge pod. As I read them while driving I'd have to remind myself to look up once in a while to see whats going on in front of me.

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    oil temp
    trans temp
    water temp
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    The dash pod has round holes from the factory.
    I am pretty sure the correct size auto meter gauges will set flush or close to flush in these holes....
    Now ihave to decide wheather to go with chrome or black gauge face surrounds...
    I am actually leaning towards black this time around.
    The cluster face is molded plastic.This will make the instalation pretty easy...

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    I mounted mine behind the plastic fascia, I like a factory look.

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