Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Columbus, OH, USA
I have a chance to buy a guage cluster out of a 79 Z28 for my 78 camaro to replace the idiot lights. This comes with no sending units or wiring. Will this work, and what wiring changes do I need? Am I better off to try and get one from a junkyard with wiring and sending units? What all is involved in changing this out? Is this a nightmare?
Does GM sell all of the wiring stuff and sending units I need still? How much am I looking to spend? The cluster is $50, I can get a brand new cluster (unused) with all sending units and maybe wiring (maybe not, i forgot) for $250.
If I do go to a junkyard, will a trans am cluster be the same?
HELP!!!! I'm putting in a 400 small block so I really want to monitor my engine, esp. the water temp. I could go with the 30+ year old Stewart Warner guages that I have (unused if anyone wants to make an offer) but there is really no room to put them under the dash unless I want to fill in the non-functional A/C vent in the middle of the dash pad. The cluster will look 100% better than the other options, so I am leaning towards that.
oh yeah, anyone know what years came with map pockets in the door panels? I'm searching for some.