VDO gauges

Hi guys,

I'm bit by bit sorting my 89 syncro. Have had de-coupler fitted for a while now. Definitely a good move, especially with the amount of beach driving I've done since. Found myself some nice empty waves which was always the plan.

Has anyone fitted any extra VDO gauges?
I had alternator trouble on a trip over xmas. It would have been a big help to know what the electrical system was up to. I actually learned to use the fuel gauge as a volt meter when it got really bad! A tachometer wouldn't go a miss either.

If anyone has fitted any extra gauges I love to hear what exactly is involved.

Cheers
Bill
Search some threads and find recent stuff on the factory tacho.
A voltmeter is very easy to hook up. Just run 3 wires from the fuse box. Earth, ignition and light.



> William Mattholie <billmattholie@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hi guys,
>
> I'm bit by bit sorting my 89 syncro. Have had de-coupler fitted for a
> while now. Definitely a good move, especially with the amount of beach
> driving I've done since. Found myself some nice empty waves which was
> always the plan.
>
> Has anyone fitted any extra VDO gauges?
> I had alternator trouble on a trip over xmas. It would have been a
> big help to know what the electrical system was up to. I actually
> learned to use the fuel gauge as a volt meter when it got really bad! A
> tachometer wouldn't go a miss either.
>
> If anyone has fitted any extra gauges I love to hear what exactly is
> involved.
>
> Cheers
> Bill
Phill,
 
Running voltmeter from the fusebox, presumably from any positive rail....would this not tell you what is at the rail as opposed to what the alternator is supplying?  Or is it preferable to read from the rail in order to know what is actually available at the fuse box?
 
Les
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 2009 2:00 PM
Subject: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] VDO gauges

Search some threads and find recent stuff on the factory tacho.
A voltmeter is very easy to hook up. Just run 3 wires from the fuse box. Earth, ignition and light.

> William Mattholie <billmattholie@ gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hi guys,
>
> I'm bit by bit sorting my 89 syncro. Have had de-coupler fitted for a
> while now. Definitely a good move, especially with the amount of beach
> driving I've done since. Found myself some nice empty waves which was
> always the plan.
>
> Has anyone fitted any extra VDO gauges?
> I had alternator trouble on a trip over xmas. It would have been a
> big help to know what the electrical system was up to. I actually
> learned to use the fuel gauge as a volt meter when it got really bad! A
> tachometer wouldn't go a miss either.
>
> If anyone has fitted any extra gauges I love to hear what exactly is
> involved.
>
> Cheers
> Bill

It doesn't really matter as it all comes from the alternator. But you will need it to work off the ignition switch. These guages are only about +/- 10% anyway.



> Les Harris <leslieharris@optushome.com.au> wrote:
>
> Phill,
>
> Running voltmeter from the fusebox, presumably from any positive
> rail....would this not tell you what is at the rail as opposed to what
> the alternator is supplying? Or is it preferable to read from the rail
> in order to know what is actually available at the fuse box?
>
> Les
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: plander@optusnet.com.au
> To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 2009 2:00 PM
> Subject: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] VDO gauges
>
>
>
>
>
> Search some threads and find recent stuff on the factory tacho.
> A voltmeter is very easy to hook up. Just run 3 wires from the fuse
> box. Earth, ignition and light.
>
> > William Mattholie <billmattholie@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Hi guys,
> >
> > I'm bit by bit sorting my 89 syncro. Have had de-coupler fitted for
> a
> > while now. Definitely a good move, especially with the amount of
> beach
> > driving I've done since. Found myself some nice empty waves which
> was
> > always the plan.
> >
> > Has anyone fitted any extra VDO gauges?
> > I had alternator trouble on a trip over xmas. It would have been a
> > big help to know what the electrical system was up to. I actually
> > learned to use the fuel gauge as a volt meter when it got really
> bad! A
> > tachometer wouldn't go a miss either.
> >
> > If anyone has fitted any extra gauges I love to hear what exactly is
>
> > involved.
> >
> > Cheers
> > Bill
>
>
>