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Old 04-03-2019, 09:46 AM
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I'm not familiar with your injector set-up, but my cross-ram individual throttle body combination works wonderfully. I have have a vacuum "plenum" of sorts for the MAP sensor, and I'm using the Holley Dominator ECU.....which I might add, has tuned itself! Throttle response is instantaneous....it'll "bark" at you.
It cranks and lights off quickly, regardless of temperature, and I couldn't be happier with it. While I still have plenty to fool with on my car, screwing with a carburetor isn't part of it.
Perhaps you should have used a combination from Kinsler. Their linkage is like jewelry...
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Old 04-20-2019, 05:29 PM
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It only took me eight years to make my lightweight C2 instrument cluster. It uses the custom Classic Instruments gauges I've been using in my flat panel dash. I even planted a clear shift light in the center just below the turn signal indicators. Couldn't resist putting my company logo in the trip odometer....
Overall, I think it's a great improvement.
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Did you make the faceplate from a 63 cluster or have you own cast? I know there was someone trying to make a plastic cast cluster like the original light weight GS parts.
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We pulled a rubber mold, (actually three) from the piece that's in the car. It began life as a broken C2 cluster I found on Ebay for $200.00. After a lot of welding (really touchy with pot metal), grinding, sawing, etc, I was able to reduce it to essentially a flat backed panel. Making the gauge buckets accept my Classic instruments also very time consuming. The instruments mount in from the back-side, so they.re essentially pressed into place from the rear. I'm using non-GM accessories because they're too bulky and heavy (remember, I'm all about weight). I cast small housings for the LED's (turn signals) from Devcon Liquid Aluminum and they fit in the back-side like they were made for it.
After a lot of cursing about junk Chinese lights, we found that those little LED's are sensitive to positioning (positive/negative)!
Once I get a descent part from my latest mold, I'll replace the cluster, but right now, I'm really digging the way it looks.
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Just bought this a couple weeks ago.

I took the decals off later.

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