A-Pillar 3 gauge pod install

70DATSUN

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[quote name='krh2' post='125112' date='Apr 11 2008, 12:33 PM']I've had bad knee (s) since playing baseball in highschool. I was a pitcher and came down on my left foot and my knee went sideways (dislocated) my femur is too shallow for my patella. A few surgeries and then one 2 years ago. They did a lateral bypass to prevent my patella from floating. My surgeon was Marshal Faulk's. Well he is a good dr no doubt. But now both my knees are killin me and I walk with a slight limp. No more dislocating though. Anyway I said with all my problems why not just give me some new knees. He said they only last 10 years or so and at 40 I am a little too young. Working on my feet on concrete for the past 23 years dont help much either.[/quote]

Lost mine play football. Littles guy there (90-100# at best-me, 220#) hit me from the side and took my knee out. LOL Was back home in Alaska last year to do some fishing with family. I must walk funny or something because a guy actually stopped me and asked if I had an knee replacement because he was getting one or just had gotten one, don't remember.
 

Alwaysbeingdumb

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Looks Awesome man.





Any one want to come over and do mine??? The only porblem i would see is that I not that great at Cuting in to wires, i almost freaked out when doing the Burnout mod, i blew out the fuse two times.

Do u think a Small Tac meter would work in there? (RPM?).
 

krh2

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[quote name='Alwaysbeingdumb' post='142039' date='Feb 27 2009, 07:50 AM']Looks Awesome man.





Any one want to come over and do mine??? The only porblem i would see is that I not that great at Cuting in to wires, i almost freaked out when doing the Burnout mod, i blew out the fuse two times.

Do u think a Small Tac meter would work in there? (RPM?).[/quote]



ALWAYS disconnect the battery when cutting wires. Tach? No.
 

krh2

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My diff temp gauge has been working sporadically lately. Yesterday I checked all the wires in the gauge pod and found them in good order. I checked the ground and positive leads at the diff, they were good. I gave up and figured the gauge had gone bad. Later I happened to glance at the gauge when taking off the e-brake to back out of the garage and when I let the brake off the needle moved.. Hmmm. Every time I used the e-brake it would work then not work. I moved the ground from the diff cover to the frame under the bed and it works great now. Weird how it worked for months then all of a sudden putting the e-brake on would interfere with the ground… Figure that one out.. <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/017.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt003' />
 

tc3driver

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[quote name='krh2' post='142154' date='Mar 1 2009, 03:20 PM']My diff temp gauge has been working sporadically lately. Yesterday I checked all the wires in the gauge pod and found them in good order. I checked the ground and positive leads at the diff, they were good. I gave up and figured the gauge had gone bad. Later I happened to glance at the gauge when taking off the e-brake to back out of the garage and when I let the brake off the needle moved.. Hmmm. Every time I used the e-brake it would work then not work. I moved the ground from the diff cover to the frame under the bed and it works great now. Weird how it worked for months then all of a sudden putting the e-brake on would interfere with the ground… Figure that one out.. <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/017.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt003' />[/quote]



This may be your problem... or at least part of it





Put a grommet in that thang mang!!! if you ask me that is just inviting shorts :p
 

krh2

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[quote name='tc3driver' post='142157' date='Mar 1 2009, 02:24 PM']This may be your problem... or at least part of it





Put a grommet in that thang mang!!! if you ask me that is just inviting shorts :p[/quote]



I did some time ago. Put a cut in the grommet then worked it up in there. Then added silicone... I did check there too though. <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/002.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt003' />
 

Sftail1990

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[quote name='krh2' post='142154' date='Mar 1 2009, 05:20 PM']My diff temp gauge has been working sporadically lately. Yesterday I checked all the wires in the gauge pod and found them in good order. I checked the ground and positive leads at the diff, they were good. I gave up and figured the gauge had gone bad. Later I happened to glance at the gauge when taking off the e-brake to back out of the garage and when I let the brake off the needle moved.. Hmmm. Every time I used the e-brake it would work then not work. I moved the ground from the diff cover to the frame under the bed and it works great now. Weird how it worked for months then all of a sudden putting the e-brake on would interfere with the ground… Figure that one out.. <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/017.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt017' />[/quote]



I just grounded mine to the ground point right there under the dash, there is no sense in running a ground wire all the way with the sensor, all grounds should be electrically the same. There shouldn't be any floating ground points on the truck to start with, unless someone did a poor design, I would think the abs sensors should have a good ground there, but then again I haven't looked at the schematic to see that it does or doesn't. My light ground and sensor grounds go to the same point, as they should at the battery also, negative is negative as is return is a return. All grounds should in theory connect to the same point, as in single point ground, you tend to have problems if you have too many ground loops out there, especially different power sources and grounds which cause the ground potentials to shift sometimes causing problems.
 

krh2

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[quote name='Sftail1990' post='142211' date='Mar 1 2009, 06:52 PM']I just grounded mine to the ground point right there under the dash, there is no sense in running a ground wire all the way with the sensor, all grounds should be electrically the same. There shouldn't be any floating ground points on the truck to start with, unless someone did a poor design, I would think the abs sensors should have a good ground there, but then again I haven't looked at the schematic to see that it does or doesn't. My light ground and sensor grounds go to the same point, as they should at the battery also, negative is negative as is return is a return. All grounds should in theory connect to the same point, as in single point ground, you tend to have problems if you have too many ground loops out there, especially different power sources and grounds which cause the ground potentials to shift sometimes causing problems.[/quote]



I read somewhere that you want to ground the gauge as close to the sender as possible. Wish I woulda known different when I installed would have saved me a lot of time. <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/013.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt017' /> What gauges you runnin anyway?
 

Sftail1990

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[quote name='krh2' post='142218' date='Mar 1 2009, 10:08 PM']I read somewhere that you want to ground the gauge as close to the sender as possible. Wish I woulda known different when I installed would have saved me a lot of time. <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/013.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt006' /> What gauges you runnin anyway?[/quote]



Well that is fine, but in reality the ground of that vehicle should be one single point. Plain and simple the ground is the same throughout the vehicle. It should be the same ground throughout, now not saying that they are all good grounds. ala active grounding kits. The only time you need to run a separate ground is if you have an isolated power supply of some sort, other than that the chassis of our vehicle is ground. You should have as few grounds as possible in a vehicle, as many as needed and thats it. you can have grounding loops which is a bit more difficult to explain but when ya got some time I will. Mine works fine, all three guages are going to the spot right there under the kick panel on the dash, where the rest of the dash grounds go. Mine are the Sport Comp II, finally hooked up the rear diff a couple of weeks ago, I think I will not have one again for all that wiring run to the back through the loom and get it tucked up and out of the way. Pain in the tail is what it was, diff temp never has seen above 125, neither has trans, oil temp runs 180-185 consistently. Still a bit cool here yet, see a 50-60 a day or so but thats it. Will see this summer what the real temps will be. Pics of my guages, http://s519.photobucket.com/albums/u359/Sf...mview=slideshow
 

DClights

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looks good there sftail. I like the look but I am unsure of its applications unless your doing a lot of towing or you are just really worried about all those other temperatures. Thus I do not think that mod is for me. You gotta night time pic of everything lit up. I know, I know we have all seen Mod capn's (kev) pic with his all lit up but you can never have too many pics. <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/003.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt006' />



darnit now kev has got me wanting pictures all the time
 

SimplyModified

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[quote name='DClights' post='143588' date='Mar 16 2009, 08:44 AM']darnit now kev has got me wanting pictures all the time[/quote]





HAHAHAHAHA
 

krh2

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[quote name='Sftail1990' post='143574' date='Mar 15 2009, 09:42 PM']Well that is fine, but in reality the ground of that vehicle should be one single point. Plain and simple the ground is the same throughout the vehicle. It should be the same ground throughout, now not saying that they are all good grounds. ala active grounding kits. The only time you need to run a separate ground is if you have an isolated power supply of some sort, other than that the chassis of our vehicle is ground. You should have as few grounds as possible in a vehicle, as many as needed and thats it. you can have grounding loops which is a bit more difficult to explain but when ya got some time I will. Mine works fine, all three guages are going to the spot right there under the kick panel on the dash, where the rest of the dash grounds go. Mine are the Sport Comp II, finally hooked up the rear diff a couple of weeks ago, I think I will not have one again for all that wiring run to the back through the loom and get it tucked up and out of the way. Pain in the tail is what it was, diff temp never has seen above 125, neither has trans, oil temp runs 180-185 consistently. Still a bit cool here yet, see a 50-60 a day or so but thats it. Will see this summer what the real temps will be. Pics of my guages, http://s519.photobucket.com/albums/u359/Sf...mview=slideshow[/quote]



Good info. Thanks. I used Sport comp also but did water instead of oil. How did you hook up the sendor?



[quote name='SimplyModified' post='143582' date='Mar 16 2009, 06:14 AM']Nice I just dont like how you can see the screws..[/quote]



I keep meaning to paint the screws primer color. Almost a perfect match. I bet I could get a better match with some camoflage gray paint from a hobby store.



[quote name='DClights' post='143588' date='Mar 16 2009, 06:44 AM']looks good there sftail. I like the look but I am unsure of its applications unless your doing a lot of towing or you are just really worried about all those other temperatures. Thus I do not think that mod is for me. You gotta night time pic of everything lit up. I know, I know we have all seen Mod capn's (kev) pic with his all lit up but you can never have too many pics. <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/003.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt003' />



darnit now kev has got me wanting pictures all the time[/quote]



Monitor critical points while towing in severe conditions and it just looks good IMO. <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/002.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt003' />
 

krh2

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[quote name='SimplyModified' post='143606' date='Mar 16 2009, 09:07 AM']How much was that pillar?[/quote]



$80 I think, available in black too. Link is in my how to... First post.
 

pinoytitan

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ugh, i still need to buy my gauges than install them.lol



this has the be my only mod that i have had sitting around... ugh...



GOOD RIGHT UP!!! i will def. use this to my advantage. :D
 

Sftail1990

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[quote name='DClights' post='143588' date='Mar 16 2009, 08:44 AM']looks good there sftail. I like the look but I am unsure of its applications unless your doing a lot of towing or you are just really worried about all those other temperatures. Thus I do not think that mod is for me. You gotta night time pic of everything lit up. I know, I know we have all seen Mod capn's (kev) pic with his all lit up but you can never have too many pics. <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/003.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt002' />



darnit now kev has got me wanting pictures all the time[/quote]



That is the intent, soon as I get the new Harley I am in the market for a 26 TT toy hauler for them. So there is the need for trans diff and oil temps. The sending unit Kev I got from here http://prosportgauges.com/oil-filter-adaptor-plate.aspx and here is the pic also of it. Has four sending unit ports, why ? I have no idea, I can only see a use for two myself, pressure and temp, no idea what they would use the other two for. Already had press, water, and trans temp internal, so now I have oil temp, trans sump temp, and diff temp. I will get a nite pic here for ya, I am using the red filter bulb since I hate blinding white or green at nite. close to the dash but not perfect, but it matches better than white or green. Plus it scares Hemi's, they never know if one is a boost gauge or not, not that we need it.
 
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