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RE: 65 VS. 66 Optional Gauge Cluster


Ian is right. He gave me a good verbal tongue lashing at coffee last night! The 65 window is wider at the base than at the top. The 66 window is a rectangle that I think is the same width across as the top of the 65 opening.

Here's the wiring colours if anyone happens on one of these and wants to wire it in to a Canadian car.



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Definately the wrong intake for the purpose. It would actually make that car feel  slower until 4000rpm. About 25 years ago I switched from a stock intake to a Torquer. Well, it was named wrong. Should be called the torque robber. The pickup it was in even had 3:73 gears but I lost so much low end torque, I almost removed the intake. If it weren't for gaining almost 3 tenths at the track, the intake would have gone. They are good intakes for the track but not that streetable.



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Installed today.

Of course, there had to be snag! I went to change the temp switch for the light to the temp sender for the gauge. I guess the switch had been in the aluminum intake too long. I worked it around real careful and gentle knowing this could happen but there was no saving it. No worries though, it's on the small block and that engine's days are numbered in this car anyway!



Cluster installed. I can't run the engine to test the gauges but the signal lights work, high beam indicator works, cluster lighting works, so I am anticipating it will be good.



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Looks like the last guy who did wires on your car got number 2 and 3 wires mixed up! LOL Hope its right on the cap!

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Wait till I post a picture of the wire set! The left side starting from the front is 1,2,3,6, right side is 3,4,3,1....

The original/previous owner was a parts manager at a GM dealership. When I noticed this tonight, I came to a pretty quick conclusion why it is that way. I bet these are either parts of wires sets where they were all changed but only some were bad and he saved the good ones, or they are wires left over from partial wire sets that were sold through the shop. We end up with that situation at our dealership too.

Anyway, got the special (as in mega expensive $$$$$) oil pressure sender installed plus plunked the points distributor in tonight.





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What aluminum intake is that? Looks like an Edelbrock torquer or a Torquer II. And is that a 4150 Holley carb? Interesting combo for a big car with automatic.

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I think it's a Dominator. I forget what the Holley is but I thought maybe an 1850, 600 cfm? Not exactly the right intake for a small block automatic in a 4400 pound car!

It was on the car when I got it (obviously!)

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Carl Stevenson wrote:


Anyway, got the special (as in mega expensive $$$$$) oil pressure sender installed plus plunked the points distributor in tonight.


New temp. senders aren't cheap neither ... what is it with senders? biggrin

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Pontiacanada wrote:

Carl Stevenson wrote:


Anyway, got the special (as in mega expensive $$$$$) oil pressure sender installed plus plunked the points distributor in tonight.


New temp. senders aren't cheap neither ... what is it with senders?

 

 

 





Mine was! Your's is more 'cause you're special, or at least your sender is. You have the 2 pin unit for a cold light it appears. The single pin are not bad at all.

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Carl Stevenson wrote:
Pontiacanada wrote:

Carl Stevenson wrote:


Anyway, got the special (as in mega expensive $$$$$) oil pressure sender installed plus plunked the points distributor in tonight.


New temp. senders aren't cheap neither ... what is it with senders?


Mine was! Your's is more 'cause you're special, or at least your sender is. You have the 2 pin unit for a cold light it appears. The single pin are not bad at all.


 I want one for a HOT light also. They must be very special.wink



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Ok, ok, Mr Technical, so I worded it wrong!

2 pin sender, one pin for hot light, one pin for cold light....!

Sheesh, one little slip and the guy's all over me...... I sure hope that storm passes by soon so you have something else to do besides look for my mistakes!!!

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Carl Stevenson wrote:

Ok, ok, Mr Technical, so I worded it wrong!

2 pin sender, one pin for hot light, one pin for cold light....!

Sheesh, one little slip and the guy's all over me...... I sure hope that storm passes by soon so you have something else to do besides look for my mistakes!!!


 Cabin fever is setting in! Don't worry I'll be shovelling this afternoon! furious



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So hard to find that pod for a reasonable price that actually work

Always wondered what to put in yhe porthole in mid dash if I had that set up

Trans temp?  Allready have tach and vacuum on side furl with low light indecator

Would likd s cold warm light like my old impala

Any one have all 7 stovk gauges snd what are they/where ??



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