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Now everyone! Pay attention, basics first! One plus two equals...
Okay, the picture doesn't do it justice, the flash of the camera makes it look patchy, but the instrument panel framing is now done.
I can’t wait till this car is done. Sticking with the 383-2?
Pay attention man, it's obvious!
Not sure yet, decisions decisions.
Well. . . From what I can tell, something was already happening. Is there a new "happening" in the offing now?!?
Before nothing was really happening even though stuff was happening, now there is stuff happening that will show something is happening. There you go, cleared up for you.
Thank yew. . . Vera much.
So I got a sticker from welder guy with the idea of converting a clock into a tach for my dash, as you know I also had a donor SunPro (two of them actually one is a SunSuper)tachometer and i pulled the face off to begin the conversion. Well the Sunpro isn't going to work, the needle isn't set up like the ones in the original. There is no center pin to push a new needle onto. Well, back to the drawing board, I am going to have to guy a tachometer that will do the job. So this little project goes on the back burner for now.
On another note, i received a few AC controls in the mail from @70 Sport Suburban and was able to put together a good unit for fitting into the dash, I forgot to take pics but will do so tomorrow.
Also I have been playing with my steering column too, more pics to follow tomorrow on that too. Stay tuned, a lot is going on.
I need to find the right rpm gauge also i have a swap meet this weekend im gonna check out. I bought a set of decals also.
Okay one more update. I have been working on the steering column and matching parts as I go, working out the best condition ones to put into it. I came across a variation in the turn signal indicator wiring setup. The S23/Sport Fury is different from others as it has three extra wires, checking the service manual I found out it is for the "Cornering Lamps." Most wiring harnesses don't carry it, check the first pic for comparison. Next i slid the ignition wiring harness then the cruise control lever and mini harness making for a total of four plugs hanging out of it so far, it will end up with five.
Then I assembled the lock mechanism and did final internal assy, was almost finished when I realized I made a big stuff up. I am going to have to take the whole thing apart again, ugh. Can you see what I did?
Last pic shows a mockup of the instrument cluster assy in place in the dash.
Looks very nice you putting rear defrost in it? I noticed the 1st pics you posted didn't have that.
Yes, I know I had two sets of rear defrost systems sitting here, I thought I only sold one, but I cant find the other. I will find it eventually.
Okay, bad night but I am totally missing it. Let me in on your mistake please.
The mount plate that bolts to the firewall near the end of the column has to go on before the column shaft slides into the housing.
Ok, now I see what you did. Thanks for sharing
Okay, so I disassembled the column and put it back together again correctly. Here it is, now put into storage too, covered up for when the car is ready for it. Then I puled out the 5 AC boxes I had and picked out a suitable unit which I tested with air pressure as well as hot water. This one passes the test and i will be using it. I will check each of the vacuum canisters too and repair whatever is necessary.