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Tbird1983 Offline
Hey Guys,

thought I might share with you some pics of my awesome gauge I'm building Smile It replaces the panel with the 12V outlet in the dash. I relocated the 12 V outlet to the console and put it in the ash tray area, I also added a couple modern goodies to it to make it more functional. The nice thing is the lid still closes so when I don't need it Its hidden.

For the Electronic gauge I used an arduino to interpret the signals from some sensors I installed. At the moment I only have 4 sensors so I dont have all the sensors in that are displayed on the lcd. Hopefully by next weekend I will have it all in an functional. I think it looks rather good.

Here's some pics of the lcd display panel and the relocated 12 v outlet.

T-BirdX3 Offline
Senior Member
^ This is awesome!

P.S. The lcd display is awesome too! Very nice work!
'88 T-Coupe 5 speed/'88 T-Coupe Auto
'87 T-Coupe 5 speed/'87 T-coupe 5 speed(76k orig mile)
..... and there was light!

Martin Offline
Senior Member
Nice! Can you do Larger type for us Old Eyes Guys!
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Tbird1983 Offline
Yes I hope so, I want to make it so it only shows 2 readings at once, but the coding is apparently hard to do it that way. First I will make it work as is then experiment with doubling the font size.

zip Offline
Nice! Ive been thinking of doing something like this with an extra Uno I have sitting around. Which MAP sensor are you using for the boost reference? I'm also curious as to what the pot will be used for, brightness of the display?
86 TC 5spd:QH/SD,Walbro190,CFI 52#, AFPR,WB,FMIC,3"dp to axle, .63 T3, E6,Stock Longblock.
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Pete D Offline
Very nice accomplishment!
Pete Dunham


Jeff K Offline
^^^^ +1 Super cool!
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
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Not B Anymore Offline
This makes my volt meter install look pointless and stupid. Hahaha!

Nice work, man!
Brian Leavitt
'86 TC 5-Speed -- MS2x w/COP | 83 lb. injectors | T3/T4 50 Trim Stage 3 .63AR | Full 3" Exhaust - No Cat | Motorsport FMIC | Ranger Roller | Ported E6 | Walbro 255HP | Kirban | 20psi | 120-amp 3G | 8.8" 3.55 rear | '03 Cobra Wheels

RC Martin Offline
Posting Freak
Can you list the parts that you used for the project? I'm curious about the display and the sending units you are using. Gives me an idea of something very similar, but in the factory clock/tripminder location...
Thunderbird Turbo Coupe, Bright Canyon Red TuTone, Desert Tan Interior; 1 of 7 in this combo in 1984 according to Marti.  1 of 13,361 TCs in 84.
   Rebuilt, 3-Angle Valve Job, SYB37 "OE/Small" Slider Cam
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   Rebuilt Suspension -- KYB & Energy Suspension

Tbird1983 Offline
Hey guys sorry for the lack of replies, I have a couple days left of grade 12 before I'm all done with high school so I need to make sure I finish them up well. I will post a list and some pics of what I used to put it all together once I get it working right, hopefully in less then 2 weeks.

Just a quick question for those electrically inclinend people, will the voltage in my 83 tc ever spike above say max 20 volts? I am taking power from the circuit that supplies power to the power antenna.


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