Still waiting on front end parts for the drop. I have done a few other small mods tho. Found some parts in a truck that turned up at the local yard. Picked these off it and went back and got the perfect dash trim and instrument cluster for a future project.
Plan is to make a black / smoked marker grille as an option and white faced gauges with LEDs. Iím not sure if I will like white gauges with the extra reflection but havenít been doing any night time driving either. Hubcaps went up on the wall and tailgate could be a future fold down work bench or sitting bench. I did get a LED bulb for the center console tach to match the other gauges and figured Iíd upgrade some other interior lights too.
Gauges now look great together.
Big increase in light for the interior - went with a bright white led color. Had to make a small modification to the map light as the wire ends of the bulb are rounded and not squared like the original one that is held on by 2 tabs. Bend the wires to fit and had to solder as well - lost one LED but got it working. Before and after shots in garage with door closed and lights off.
And map light before and after
Replaced the bed light too didnít get any before shots but itís way brighter now ( bright white LED color ).
Got several other green and white bulbs for the dash gauges but havenít done them yet. Ordered this AFR gauge form summit
Had good reviews and looked like it was a quality piece. Has the CEOs pic on the box
must be good if he puts his face on it. Pretty simple install other than figuring out where to put the gauge. Drill hole in exhaust and weld in the O2 bung.
Uses the common Bosch 02 sensor included with the kit - keyed power and ground. Wires from the 02 actually follow starter wires and get held to firewall with the metal bendable tabs - into the cab via the hole all the other wires go though. Connect it all and itís up and running. I used this spot in the dash ( nothing behind it )
Ground out the top of the hole so the gauge would sit flush and have a slight angle tilting upwards.
Sure enough after truck was warmed up I could dial in the idle (1/8 turn in on 4 corners) to about 13 ish then when dropped into gear itís right on 14. Was previously sitting around 11 (these numbers are a ratio to 1). Will have to do some more research and testing but looks like the carb is running real good - lil on the rich side 12-13 cruising and 11-12 hard acceleration. Itís so sensitive it does jump around abit but will be a valuable addition for tuning.
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