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A-pillar guages? by NetCam
Started on: 09-13-2014 06:34 PM
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Report this Post09-13-2014 06:34 PM Click Here to See the Profile for NetCamClick Here to visit NetCam's HomePageSend a Private Message to NetCamEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I'd like to add a couple of gauges to my '85 GT (Boost/Volts). Wondering if I'm better off trying to get the setup from an '86+ and put them over the heater vents or go with an A-pillar mounted install. I did a search for A-pillar and didn't come up with much of anything other than a post from 2001 and somebody asking about doing it on a chop top. Looks like TFS has a setup, but at $47 plus shipping it seems a bit expensive for something that just gets glued to the existing A-pillar and you have to paint to match. There are some I found for about $15, but they're "Universal", which is usually sales-lingo for "Doesn't fit worth a s#@$ and looks like crap". Has anybody done the A-pillar mount and what was your experience?

Here's the one from TFS - at least they are made for the curvature of the Fiero A-pillar, which is more than can be said for the 'universal' ones.



Here's the generic one for $15 -


Edit: Don't know how I missed this one the first time around, found it using Google, but this one looks good, but it's 3 pods and looks like a lot of delicate work that I'm not very good at

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/A...100421-2-099317.html

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Report this Post09-13-2014 07:36 PM Click Here to See the Profile for NetCamClick Here to visit NetCam's HomePageSend a Private Message to NetCamEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Sorry, The Fiero Store
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Report this Post09-14-2014 07:12 PM Click Here to See the Profile for NetCamClick Here to visit NetCam's HomePageSend a Private Message to NetCamEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Found out why I had no luck with my search, it looks like I spelled gauge wrong (guage.. D'oh!). After doing another search, it looks like a few have used the Autometer A-pillar pods made for the Acura Integra, but looking at pictures of them, they don't appear to be the right shape at all. Am I missing something?



There's one on eBay that has the Acura pods with choice of 2 gauges, but the curve on the pod assembly doesn't look the same.



If I went this way, which would be better for a 3800sc boost gauge?

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Report this Post09-15-2014 11:52 PM Click Here to See the Profile for SpoonSend a Private Message to SpoonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I used the Fiero Store pillar pod and they also had paint to match my tan interior. It fit fine and I installed a fuel pressure gauge and air-fuel ratio gauge.



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Report this Post09-28-2014 03:51 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Lou6t4gtoClick Here to Email Lou6t4gtoSend a Private Message to Lou6t4gtoEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
saw your picture, at first I thought it was mine !
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Report this Post09-28-2014 08:19 PM Click Here to See the Profile for NetCamClick Here to visit NetCam's HomePageSend a Private Message to NetCamEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Well I won't be buying any gauges, no A-Pillar left to stick them too

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I am really sorry to see this happen to you! Makes me really want to get a fire extinguisher now for my car

May I ask what happened?
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Yes, HOW ?
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Report this Post09-29-2014 07:39 PM Click Here to See the Profile for NetCamClick Here to visit NetCam's HomePageSend a Private Message to NetCamEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Not sure exactly what happened. I was out for a drive and the car seemed to be running fine when I heard a strange noise that sounded like a split in the exhaust. About another mile down the road I started to smell something like burnt plastic so I pulled over. By the time I got to the side of the road smoke was filling the cabin, and about 10 minutes later the car was engulfed in flames. Nothing had been done recently from an engine or electrical standpoint, so I have no idea what the catalyst was, and probably will never know.
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Did you have cruise control?
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