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Old 06-21-2002, 04:03 PM   #26
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I prefer good quality vaccum hose with hose clamps, similar to what OEM setup. The base is fabricated from 1/8 aluminum bent to fit steering column. Then believe it or not hard wood shaped to fit between the base and cup. The finish is Rust-Oleum textured black #7220. I used a 90* fitting so the hose exits at the back of the cup but straight down. This makes the install much trickier but cleaner. I'd post a picture but I left the camera at work. Richard
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Old 06-30-2002, 12:00 PM   #27
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I use a similar setup in my Talon (they gave us a stock gauge standard, but it sucks).

And you can get the whole kit, T, tubing etc (but no cup) for $55 here:

http://www.roadraceengineering.com/eclgages.htm

Hope you guys have a shop like roadrace for my new WRX!
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Old 06-23-2005, 05:14 PM   #28
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Hi

Please help me on this boost gauge!

I know it may have been a LONG time since you posted this but I just bought all of the components (VDO tubing kit, VDO vision gauge, and VDO mounting cup), and at am a loss at to how it all goes together. I have connected everything to the car, including the nylon tubing and the wiring. Now I'm VERY confused as to how to attach the nylon tubing to the gauge, and at the same time get it to fit in the mounting cup. On the back of the gauge is a long brass bolt, just bigger than te light fuse. It would be the same as the pic in Diagram D of the instructions, the "Vacuum gauge." According to the instructions I would then need a 1/8" NPT barb adapter to fit the nylon tubing over the adapter and onto the gauge. The only problem is, is that the tubing kit does not have this adapter. Also, it does not seem that this method would be very secure.

The other option would be to hook it up with a 1/8" NPT bushing, ferrule, and sealing nut which seems much more secure (and as correct per the directions on the tubing kit). Unfortunately this causes the end of the gauge to jut out past the cup, thus not fitting it flush inside.

I could send pics if you e-mail me

I am wit's end... Could you help out?

THanks

Also, called summit racing. They state that this gauge is NOT meant to fit in the cup?!?!?! What the ??!?!?!?! I have confirmed the correct order #'s.

Thanks!
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Old 06-23-2005, 05:49 PM   #29
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pics




I know they're big.

Sorry! Don't know how to resize.
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As long as you have the compression nut on the vinyl tube, just tighten it all down and it should be leak free from that end.

As for attaching it to the engine, you can just reroute the factory vacuum line to wherever you are mounting the gauge. Take about 2 inches of the vinyl tubing, jam it down into the vacuum line, zip tie it shut, and you are good to go.

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Old 06-23-2005, 10:46 PM   #32
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I think what I'll need to do to fit it in the gauge cup is to cut down the brass bolt leading to the gauge. It's simply too tall to have all of the compression bolts/fittings and still fit in the gauge cup. I'm thinking that's why there's the flat sides on both pieces of the gauge bolt...

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If you click on the last link (on my reply w/ pics), it shows the instructions. See how the bolt on Fig C is shorter than D? I'm thinking I should cut it down.

Thanks for everyone's help!
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