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Re: Pod gauges!

Post by Jeags » Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:12 am

Ah, I see. Cheers. Any gauge recommendations that are 52mm?

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Re: Pod gauges!

Post by Jeags » Tue Sep 01, 2020 3:21 pm

Right, after some research, I'm going for the following setup I think!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/383689805357

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/193377269118

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/193334594154

https://www.ebay.com/itm/164220023518

Before I go ahead, is there anything obvious I'm missing here?

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Re: Pod gauges!

Post by Jeags » Tue Sep 01, 2020 3:22 pm

Also, he is printing me one that Is deeper so the prosport pods fit in.

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Re: Pod gauges!

Post by Vj4sothername » Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:09 pm

That sandwich plate looks the same as one I ordered awhile back and was crap. I ordered one a while back to test for my set up and none of the threads weren't cut straight causing the temp sensor to hit the wall of the plate.


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Re: Pod gauges!

Post by Jeags » Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:33 pm

Vj4sothername wrote:That sandwich plate looks the same as one I ordered awhile back and was crap. I ordered one a while back to test for my set up and none of the threads where cut straight causing the temp sensor to hit the wall of the plate.
Right, will look at alternative plates. Image

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Re: Pod gauges!

Post by Ryan Rotary Performance » Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:10 pm

Jeags wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 3:21 pm
Right, after some research, I'm going for the following setup I think!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/383689805357

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/193377269118

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/193334594154

https://www.ebay.com/itm/164220023518

Before I go ahead, is there anything obvious I'm missing here?

Cheers as always,

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I'm not sure how robust that pod will be, to me it looks like its printed on a home 3D printer. What you could do if you do not mind paying a bit more is get the supplier to print via a Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) process which will not only provide a better finished product but also provide something that is more robust.

We do alot of 3D printing for prototype work and its fantastic for this, just not 100% convinced its up to the final product requirement.
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Re: Pod gauges!

Post by New Duke » Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:16 pm

Home printed stuff looks home printed too... if you care about cosmetics.

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Re: Pod gauges!

Post by Jeags » Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:18 pm

I mean, for the budget I have, it doesn't really bother me too much. I just need something functional. Will look into the SLS though, cheers

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Re: Pod gauges!

Post by Goobie » Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:23 pm

Jeags wrote:
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/164220023518

That's pretty cool, can easy be smoothed over with a little bit of body filler then a light sand followed by rattle can spray over.

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Post by Jeags » Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:28 pm

Yeah, nice idea! The fella said he uses ASA in his FDM printer, which holds up better with regards to UV and is most cost effective whilst still being quality. I haven't a clue really but willing to take a chance!

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Re: Pod gauges!

Post by Jeags » Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:30 pm

Right, so pretty much everything has arrived now so will hopefully install this weekend! Just a quick question, the pod gauges has a dim function when you connect the extra wire to a positive wire. I assume I should splice this in with a wire to turn the main beam headlights on, but where would be the best location for this?

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Re: Pod gauges!

Post by qwakers » Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:27 pm

ashtray light is easiest,

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Re: Pod gauges!

Post by Jeags » Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:19 pm

Ah! Completely forgot about that! Cheers.

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Re: Pod gauges!

Post by Freddie » Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:03 pm

Ryan Rotary Performance wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:10 pm
Jeags wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 3:21 pm
Right, after some research, I'm going for the following setup I think!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/383689805357

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/193377269118

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/193334594154

https://www.ebay.com/itm/164220023518

Before I go ahead, is there anything obvious I'm missing here?

Cheers as always,

Joe

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I'm not sure how robust that pod will be, to me it looks like its printed on a home 3D printer. What you could do if you do not mind paying a bit more is get the supplier to print via a Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) process which will not only provide a better finished product but also provide something that is more robust.

We do alot of 3D printing for prototype work and its fantastic for this, just not 100% convinced its up to the final product requirement.
Wondered if you could show me a link to your ashtray three pod insert, as i cant find it on your site thanks.

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Re: Pod gauges!

Post by ChrisHolmes » Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:42 pm

Don’t forget that you could be looking at c£50 or more shipping and clearance costs if customs decide to charge you VAT. A gift below £135 won’t attract VAT.
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Post by ChrisHolmes » Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:16 pm

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Re: Pod gauges!

Post by Rudolph » Fri Nov 27, 2020 5:12 pm

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Simple solution of location of engine oil temp. meter (12,6 degr. C. on picture) with probe in sump........ashtray lid can be closed.....ashtray can be re-installed if required...

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I have a similar solution with my Mazda 2 1,5 GT-M......oil temp. meter located in "coin box".....

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Post by exiled--viking » Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:31 pm

A little late to this thread but you could go down the road of making your own air vent pod gauge holder I did it for the MX~5 as there where at that time none available and none I liked just two 52mm pods at an angle put together, with holes for cables pre drilled sprayed up then cover with alcantara fabric. the base is on 4 very strong magnets so you can adjust them to suit and remove them to clean the window space...

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the larger 52mm pod is for the extra wiring as the lighting, earth, ignition wires are on an umbilical from one gauge to another I just added the two small sun shades for effect the gauges are from PROSPORT a little pricey but worth it and come with white, green ,blue, red, orange illumination backgrounds .... ;)
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