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Old 12-19-2015, 08:42 PM   #295
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How about a little window so others can peek into the behind the dash area and really marvel that anything works at all.

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Thanks Channing and Richard, keep the ideas coming. Funny thought to have a window into the Picasso of wiring.
If you have ever wired a car stereo all by your lonesome self, you know that the end result looks a bit messy. That's how I look at the wiring of these rigs.
I am making an effort to identify as many wires as i can and once I know them by name the mess looks less messy.
Its like that yellow wire, yes I know who you are, you used to run the compressor all the way in the rear with your skinny little body. Now all you do is activate a relay, ha got ya!
Thats a good way to get less afraid of the mess and make sure its safe.
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Old 12-19-2015, 08:54 PM   #296
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How about a little window so others can peek into the behind the dash area and really marvel that anything works at all.

Cheers Richard
Now THAT made me laugh!
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Old 12-20-2015, 05:14 AM   #297
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How about this Teleflex hour meter or this Teleflex hour meter mounted on a polished aluminum plate?

Or if you don't like the round ones how about this square Teleflex hour meter?

I'm adding an hour meter to the dash in my Argosy. There are so many times the engine is running while the coach is parked.

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Old 12-20-2015, 07:15 AM   #298
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How about this Teleflex hour meter or this Teleflex hour meter mounted on a polished aluminum plate?

Or if you don't like the round ones how about this square Teleflex hour meter?

I'm adding an hour meter to the dash in my Argosy. There are so many times the engine is running while the coach is parked.

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that's an idea. I also would like an original teleflex clock or the electrical Air pressure gauge.
The only issue with the air pressure gauge is the 2 levels of pressure i have in the rear air bag system and which of the 2 I want to monitor.
The Airbags themselves always stay at ~100 pounds protected by a checkvalve and the tank varies between ~80-100 regulated by the pressure switch.
The other thing is that the screen will cover most of that spot, so visibility is limited. I could have a row of green and red warning lights, i.e green with compressor off (but power present) and red with compressor running.
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Old 12-20-2015, 09:57 AM   #299
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Peter, if I had to make a choice I'd monitor the air bags. You know there's a problem with the compressor if the air bags are low but you don't know if the air bags are working right just because you have air in the tank.

Warning lights would be another good use for the panel although like you said with the screen up (most of time?) you won't see the indicators anyway.

I have not seen a Teleflex clock in the style of gauges used in the Classics. I've been watching for several years now with no luck.
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Old 12-20-2015, 05:03 PM   #300
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Holy cow
that will be fun to cut that 1 din opening
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for Tevake (Richard), is that what you had in mind ??
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Perfect application for a Dremal type of tool. I personally don't like the Dremal brand and use a Harbor Freight clone myself.

Get some fiber reinforced cutoff wheels and you're good to go.

Sure is a rats nest isn't it
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Old 12-20-2015, 07:52 PM   #304
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Perfect application for a Dremal type of tool. I personally don't like the Dremal brand and use a Harbor Freight clone myself.

Get some fiber reinforced cutoff wheels and you're good to go.

Sure is a rats nest isn't it
there is a layer of metal (I hope aluminum). Trying to avoid too much vibration and metal shavings falling down in the fuse box.
12v+ comes via a yellow wire from the coach, ground wires were connected to a fat white wire, which wasn't grounded. Radio got its ground from being mounted to the metal dash plate.
Yes, its a rats nest, but what can do if you have soooo many wires. I guess thats why they invented wireless, but thats just not a wise application in a car.
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for Tevake (Richard), is that what you had in mind ??
That's it exactly Peter, especially with the lighting in there. Quite a sight.

Guests would turn around to look for the fire extinguisher. :-)

Maybe it is better to close it up and try to put it out of mind.

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My upper slot where the equalizer is on yours is a blank plate with a switch for the engine electric fan... I am thinking about putting gauges in there.
Interesting you mention "The Yellow Wire"... I was looking for the back part of the glovebox toggle switch, and saw a yellow wire... Which was not connected to anything and the end taped...
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Or one of these that someone else recently got...
Oops... Can't post the link from my phone..
It's a USB outlet and voltmeter.
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Old 12-21-2015, 08:40 AM   #308
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My upper slot where the equalizer is on yours is a blank plate with a switch for the engine electric fan... I am thinking about putting gauges in there.
Interesting you mention "The Yellow Wire"... I was looking for the back part of the glovebox toggle switch, and saw a yellow wire... Which was not connected to anything and the end taped...
The fat yellow wire is coach 12V going all over the place, actually all the way to the back. It runs on street side wall, over the door to the fuse panel
Better to have the radio on coach system then engine system.

Btw, I am working on the transpan, got the crossmember cut, getting ready to fit and see how to access that 1 bolt.
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