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Old Oct 24th, 11, 9:04 PM
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Default Idiot lights to tach, gauges

Hey guys just wondering if a factory idiot light dash harness from my 70 SS can be used with tach and gauges?
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Old Oct 24th, 11, 9:41 PM
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Default Re: Idiot lights to tach, gauges

Yes, it can, but you will need to add three wires. Two for the amp gauge and one for the tach.
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Old Oct 24th, 11, 9:56 PM
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Default Re: Idiot lights to tach, gauges

Do you have a link to a schematic? I would appreciate any help,I bought a new engine harness,for tach and gauges,then realized my car came with idiot lights and the tach and gauges in the dash came out of a 71-72.
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Old Oct 24th, 11, 10:04 PM
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I am confused. You do not want to use your new harness?
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Old Oct 24th, 11, 10:07 PM
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You can use a 70,71, or 72 gauge cluster with a 70 harness. The only real difference is the white numbers/ letters verses the 70 green tint numbers/ letters.
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Old Oct 25th, 11, 6:43 AM
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Default Re: Idiot lights to tach, gauges

I bought the car in pieces,never thinking to look at the color of the letters on the gauges I assumed they were original,so when I bought the engine harness I purchased one for gauges,but then realized after looking at my build sheet the car came with idiot lights.
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Old Oct 25th, 11, 12:08 PM
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This has step by step instructions. i have ordered the gauge and sending units (and a clock while at it) and will complete this winter.

http://www.noneckschevelle.com/techtips1.htm
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Old Oct 25th, 11, 12:09 PM
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you do NOT need a new harness or wire just follow the instructions.

http://www.noneckschevelle.com/techtips1.htm
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350/330 crate motor
200-4r w/2400 stall
4.11 rear
Holley 4160 600cfm
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disc brakes
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QA1 adjustable shock/new springs/new tubular control arms


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Old Oct 25th, 11, 5:30 PM
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Default Re: Idiot lights to tach, gauges

My car is a 70.
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