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Adrian Dawes
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Need to gauge it!

Postby Adrian Dawes » Sun Jan 01, 2012 7:01 pm

I am planning to fit a Raptor Engineering dash pod into my modified 11A (has 200TDI engine) fitting a CD, CB, toggle switches (for future fitment of lights etc), a Carling hazard switch (just because I like them) and have space for three gauges.

The question is, which three gauges will serve me best? I basically do trials and a few green lanes.

I was looking at a volt meter, oil pressure and possible turbo pressure. However I have been advised that it may be better to forget the turbo gauge and go for an oil temperature gauge as well as oil pressure.

Advice would be appreciated before I look to buy next week

Also does anyone know where I could get the white dial gauges from?
I am also looking for the land rover dash clock.

Thank you. Happy New Year

Adrian
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Postby varleym » Sun Jan 01, 2012 7:57 pm

Adrian

I'be got a voltmeter and oil pressure gauge in mine with the other space currently free. You could put a clock in there if you haven't got one anywhere else. Not sure how much use any other type of gauge would be.

Cheers

Mark

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Postby davew » Sun Jan 01, 2012 9:38 pm

Voltmeter would be my priority. Oil pressure gauge is always good too for peace of mind and monitoring the health of the engine.

Beyond those you're into gauges for gauges sake territory so maybe a boost gauge or EGT (exhaust gas temp).

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Postby madcalc » Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:21 pm

White dials can be purchased from Lockwood international in Leeds. See their website :wink:
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Postby Adrian Dawes » Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:49 pm

Gents
Thank you for the advice.

Mark, when you installed your Raptor Pod did you encounter any problems, or have you got any advice to make the fitting smoother?

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Postby varleym » Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:33 pm

Adrian

Honestly it's a piece of cake. The cut-out template comes with it and it's dead easy to fix - just two bolts. The hardest andfiddlyest bit is getting the extra wires fed behind the dash and into the pod. In the end I made a hole in the bulkhead to pass the main extra wires through (with a grommet for waterprofing.

Give me a buzz if you've any probs.

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Mark

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Postby Adrian Dawes » Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:41 pm

All
Thanks' for your guidance on the gauges.
After reading everyone's advice, I went for volt meter, oil pressure and a clock as suggested.

Mark, as you said the Raptor Pod was a piece of cake to fit, very simple and straight forward.
Just sorting out the wiring etc
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