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Interesting gauge pod relocation by Rsvl-Rider
Started on: 04-21-2017 12:54 PM
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I've never seen this particular modification before. He took the V6 gauge pod and installed it into the center console stack in a 4 cylinder car. Not a great picture but it looks pretty good there. Not sure I would want to lose the vents although he says the AC works "very good." Seems like it would be easier just to install the proper console with the gauge pod opening at the top, but it does give it a different look I guess.

https://sacramento.craigsli.../cto/6097441319.html

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Report this Post04-21-2017 01:36 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 2.5Send a Private Message to 2.5Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
They'd fit pretty good, you'd just lose a lot of HVAC efficiency.

I have two gauge pods for sale if anyone is interested.
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I'm thinking of going the other way on one of my coups. Put the HVAC vents in a spare v6 gauge pod so that I can mount a 10" screen in the standard HVAC and radio location. Since it doesn't have the auxillary gauges already I won't be losing anything.

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Interesting ideas.
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I'm sure the a/c works well... in California. Anywhere else, like in Texas you would suffer the loss of those two vents. I would agree it would be better to just get a proper gauge pod rather than do that.
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Originally posted by jscott1:

I'm sure the a/c works well... in California. Anywhere else, like in Texas you would suffer the loss of those two vents. I would agree it would be better to just get a proper gauge pod rather than do that.


That's funny, I was thinking about the loss in heater effectiveness instead! I don't find AC terribly useful.

On my previous Fiero, I did a similar gauge setup, but I left some small air slots:
http://www.fieromontreal.co...25.msg18053#msg18053

The loss of airflow was noticeable. For me, it wasn't such a big deal (so I kept it), but the airflow reduction was obvious.
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Originally posted by pmbrunelle:


That's funny, I was thinking about the loss in heater effectiveness instead! I don't find AC terribly useful.



I've been to Quebec it gets warm up there...at least a little. But what I found most odd was that all over the rest of Canada the signs are in English and French but Quebec good luck finding an English sign. Love the double standard. I had no idea what the signs were telling me I just drove casual and hoped for the best.
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Interesting. The ad says 4cyl. Did the 4-cyl '86 come with the AUX gauges and 125MPH instrument cluster?
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Originally posted by tshark:

Interesting. The ad says 4cyl. Did the 4-cyl '86 come with the AUX gauges and 125MPH instrument cluster?


Nope.
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