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Old 11-11-2007, 06:52 PM
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Default Ptarmigan mods - 1995 FZJ80

Decided to start a Ptarmigan mods thread to document a few things I am doing to the Ptarmigan.

To start, I picked up a 1995 FZJ80 - 171,000 miles, lockers...

1st mod was the OEM no print gas cap - thanks to Kevin, Jerry, and Boulder Toyota
2nd mod was to modify the temp gauge to read the temp instead of just being an idiot light - thank you for the diode and resister Kevin
http://forum.ih8mud.com/showthread.php?t=64252
3rd mod was to make the gauges a little more sporty!! - whitegauges.net
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Old 11-11-2007, 09:40 PM
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Mike I heard if you pull the dash panel you can snip the little metal flanges that block all the light from getting to the cluster and get LOTS OF LIGHT OUT THEM!...

...oops, I forgot you got a fancy new rig.

Seriously though, very cool gauges, looking forward to see what you do with this build!

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Very cool Root! Kinda wild having the temp gauge actually move isn't it?
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How'd you guys figure that out?
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Cool stuff, Mike. man I need to get that done as well some time...

Chris search for the RavenTai temp mod.. can't miss it.
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Old 11-12-2007, 09:04 AM
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No print gas cap? What?

So does the temp. gauge thingy just change the resolution? I don't get it...

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Old 11-12-2007, 09:05 AM
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Default Caution....80 Speak.....

The hardest part of the mod is pulling and reinstalling the cluster without dropping the steering column and related dissasembly. When I did mine I ordered 12 resistors of both flavors needed as the shipping was the same for 24 as it was for 2. I got your back 80/450 dudes!
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No print gas cap? What?

So does the temp. gauge thingy just change the resolution? I don't get it...

I'm with Drew
We can't tell you....it's a linear thing directly associated with modern electronics...
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Cool stuff, Mike.
I second that!


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man I need to get that done as well some time...
I need to do it as well, maybe a group project? .... a second set of eyes might keep me from screwing it up. I'm such a klutz with a soldering iron that I might as well be using a arc welder
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Just get the Scangauge II, you don't have to rip you dash apart and digital readout.
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