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Brent
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« Reply #15 on: May 22, 2008, 03:50:59 AM »

That looks really good!
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« Reply #16 on: May 22, 2008, 03:59:13 AM »

I had a Westach gauge with basically no damping, it was always wiggling around and it made annoying rattling noises. The Speedhut seems a little sluggish compared to my Autometer, but in the same ball park.


Along the same lines, when I sent my Speedhut back about a year ago, they returned it with a new circuit board, which is a lot more responsive to sudden changes in boost.  So where the old gauge would slowly try to catch up with a sudden increase (like when nailing the throttle at highway speeds) the "new" one rises a bit, then jumps suddenly to the ballpark of the reading, then continues rising.  So I think they've refined its response a little.
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« Reply #17 on: May 22, 2008, 12:55:20 PM »

looks great...glad I could help!!!!!!...can I have it back now?
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« Reply #18 on: May 23, 2008, 12:14:51 AM »

Document this mod very carefully.  I think you have a real winner here and I would like to be a follower....

By the way, with the HYDRA I have a blinking Immobilizer light (Hydra quirk).  Sure looks like a good light to use for the missing oil pressure signal. (idiot light)

I looked hard and wide last night for a row of LED's or a multicolor LED (red/yellow/green)that could be driven by a dual switch oil pressure switch or an oil sender like the VDO.  No such luck so far, so maybe the single idiot light will do for the oil pressure.  Would not take much to slide in some LEDs some place on the panel....
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« Reply #19 on: May 23, 2008, 02:32:35 AM »

Looks great, Nice work!   rock
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« Reply #20 on: May 23, 2008, 05:35:46 PM »

95MSM,

This sounds like a mod I'd be interested in doing. It would be nice to get my left-center vent back.

Based on your experience, do you think it would be possible to do something similar with a real water-temp gauge in place of the OEM one?

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« Reply #21 on: May 23, 2008, 08:13:37 PM »

Skeeler -

Each gauge is an independent meter screwed into the cluster, so you should be able to remove the water temp and replace it with a real gauge.  The oil pressure gauge area has the added benefit of being framed at 3 points that are nearly concentric to the gauge, so I was able to wedge the boost gauge into place rather than position it carefully via the 3 mounting screws.  At worst, you would need to mount the gauge cup via the three screws.  That would be a little more work to get everything lined up perfectly.
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« Reply #22 on: May 23, 2008, 08:37:42 PM »

Skeeler -

Each gauge is an independent meter screwed into the cluster, so you should be able to remove the water temp and replace it with a real gauge.  The oil pressure gauge area has the added benefit of being framed at 3 points that are nearly concentric to the gauge, so I was able to wedge the boost gauge into place rather than position it carefully via the 3 mounting screws.  At worst, you would need to mount the gauge cup via the three screws.  That would be a little more work to get everything lined up perfectly.

I think I'd do the gauge mod to get more linear results before replacing it. I don't know of any aftermarket temp gauges that match ours as well as the Speedhut boost gauge does, but there may be one out there.
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« Reply #23 on: May 27, 2008, 11:11:18 PM »

how long did this little project take?
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« Reply #24 on: May 28, 2008, 12:35:15 AM »

So did you put a true oil pressure gauge into the a pillar pod?  Or just delete it altogether?
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« Reply #25 on: May 28, 2008, 02:00:56 AM »


I think I'd do the gauge mod to get more linear results before replacing it. I don't know of any aftermarket temp gauges that match ours as well as the Speedhut boost gauge does, but there may be one out there.


Speedhut makes temp gauges too.  http://www.speedhut.com/gauge_products-gauge_type-temperature.htm 
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« Reply #26 on: May 28, 2008, 02:30:06 AM »


I think I'd do the gauge mod to get more linear results before replacing it. I don't know of any aftermarket temp gauges that match ours as well as the Speedhut boost gauge does, but there may be one out there.


Speedhut makes temp gauges too.  http://www.speedhut.com/gauge_products-gauge_type-temperature.htm 


Well, there ya go. And then you'd have calibrated numbers.
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« Reply #27 on: May 28, 2008, 03:13:47 AM »

Silverblur, it probably took about 3 hours.  I did it in stages - first taking the Speedhut gauge apart and measuring what was possible, then doing the same with the stock cluster.  After putting it all back together I decided a couple of days later to commit to it.  It probably took 2 hours to do the cut and fit, solder more flexible wires into the gauge wiring harness, install the sender and cable and then button it all back up.

I'm running without oil pressure indicator at the moment.  The whole point of putting the boost gauge in the dash is the A pillar pods look tacked on.  I'll drop an LED into the ceiling of the cluster and buy a "real" idiot switch.

But for now I've got a bunch of work to do on my S2 before I can come back to the Miata.  My oil pressure has been fading the last two races.  I plastigage'd the bearings and they are fine (replaced them anyway - in situ!), so tore down the dry sump pump.  I need a new rotor and gear for the pressure section, but there aren't any in the US.  For now, I've reassembled the pump with the best rotor and gear in the pressure section.  The two scavenge stages are under-worked and should be fine with slightly more worn parts.  I've put out feelers for spare pumps and may pick up a low mileage replacement with known good pressure.
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« Reply #28 on: August 22, 2008, 08:01:45 PM »

Ressurecting this briefly because I love the idea, if the oil pressure gauge can be replaced with a real one.

http://www.speedhut.com/custom_gauge_description-gauge_type-Pressure-auto_number-678.htm

Has anyone tried that yet?  Note that that gauge series doesn't have the warning LED and respective button which would be inaccessible in the cluster, looks nice that way I think.
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« Reply #29 on: November 09, 2008, 07:51:47 AM »

95MSM - This looks fantastic.  When you are designing the Speedhut gauges, it gives you the option of supplying your own logo.  Do you have the 'Mazdaspeed' logo you used to create the OEM look of the gauge?  This is a GREAT mod - very clean looking.  Thanks!
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