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Post by welsh_ben Wed 29 Apr 2009, 07:53

Right ive decided to go one step further with a digital boost gauge installation. Bought a tyre pressure gauge(yes this has been done before on here)
got this gauge coming then ill be taking in apart
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and eventually im hoping it will look something like this
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will be over a long time due to exams and finding a spare dials to practice on
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Post by _Mike_ Wed 29 Apr 2009, 08:50

Nice idea Benny boy, can see this being a nice little mod if you can make it work Smile

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Post by Simon Wed 29 Apr 2009, 08:51

looks nice but i think would look better if the clocks had the blue VW style display

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Post by _Mike_ Wed 29 Apr 2009, 08:53

Can you change the bulbs on the 306's to make them blue?

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Post by welsh_ben Wed 29 Apr 2009, 08:53

simon that idea is in pipeline to convert it all to blue leds
i.e. metal monkey dials

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either like that but blue obviously or the halo version

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Post by _Mike_ Wed 29 Apr 2009, 08:54

Answered my question without even knowing it Smile

Blue dials would look nice

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Post by dodger1986 Wed 29 Apr 2009, 09:04

will look really trick when its done seen a few metal monkey dials in 306s and they aways look the best far better than removing the filters on standard dials
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Post by Abergavenny_306GTI6 Wed 29 Apr 2009, 10:32

just one thing you gonna have enough room in the back there to run the pipework through . . . just remember longer pipework means less acurate readings
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Post by welsh_ben Wed 29 Apr 2009, 19:19

be same amount of pipework if not shorter then if i was to put the boost gauge in a vent
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Post by welsh_ben Thu 07 May 2009, 01:49

done some more work today

first job was to take the clocks out and work out how i was going to do this, struck a problem straight away,a shed load of plastic so had to work out how to run it through the clocks, idea came through using one of the dis used bulb holders
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had to make it slightly bigger hole in order to get the small pressure circuit board through then reasemble the other side
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secured the main board itself down so i could work out where to make the hole in my dails
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started to make the hole,obviously i need to make it larger but ran out of time for the day so had to reasemble it all
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also swopped some red dials over i found
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Post by Simon Thu 07 May 2009, 02:03

good work Smile

do you still have the clear needles?

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Post by welsh_ben Thu 07 May 2009, 02:05

yea still got them but keeping them for time being
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Post by Simon Thu 07 May 2009, 02:20

if you decide to get rid Smile

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Post by Abergavenny_306GTI6 Thu 07 May 2009, 07:31

good start how you going to tidy up that hole though ?
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Post by welsh_ben Thu 07 May 2009, 09:24

hole needs to get bigger first anyway and itll tidy up by doing a perfectly neat cut that goes jsut under the display screen
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Post by welsh_ben Fri 05 Jun 2009, 05:18

finally got it fitted in the dash and all wired up,just need to sort out the edges so it looks neater and get some leds to shine light on it so it lights up during the day/night aswell

now i can finally take the elbow off and drill a hole for it and hopefully get this all done before FCS
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Post by jwgwales Fri 05 Jun 2009, 05:58

looking nice couldnt tell if you didnt say looking proper oem
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Post by velocitypike Wed 23 Sep 2009, 20:14

All i can say is wow, nice, given me some ideas to start on now lol, im a lover of the old gadget!
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Post by welsh_ben Wed 23 Sep 2009, 22:41

lol this is still ongoing at the moment waiting to sort out few little niggles before i finish this
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Post by _Mike_ Thu 24 Sep 2009, 00:11

Still aint finished? Shocked

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Post by Abergavenny_306GTI6 Sat 21 Nov 2009, 09:04

i still cant see with all the bends into there that this will give an acurate read never got acurate reads from my analouge boost gague mounted on the a pillar due to the bends
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Post by welsh_ben Sat 21 Nov 2009, 10:14

had accurate readings with my boost gauge in my old cars,still aint finished this had more important things come up but will deffo look into getting it finished when money comes available lol
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Post by welsh_ben Sun 20 Dec 2009, 04:56

just awaiting on a part which ill recieve early jan then i can finally complete this lol
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Post by ADMIN Sun 20 Dec 2009, 07:18

what you ordered to complete?

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Post by matt-gti Sun 20 Dec 2009, 07:26

will it acctually work? good idea though

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