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hooking up 82 s10 gauges to my v8 swap...

i currently have an 82 s10 that came with a fresh mild built carbed 305 and a th-350 trans... however it came with no dash...

well i found a complete perfect dash (super lucky!) from a local bone yard and i want to run the stock gauges... how do i go about hooking up the gauges? are they mechanical or electrical... how do i go about hooking up the speedo, tach, oil pressure?
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I'm assuming the following things about your question.
-The dash is the same year as the truck.
-The wiring harness is still in the truck.
-The V8 has an HEI distributor with tach output.

Go the www.alldatadiy.com for detailed shop manual.

Speedometer.
If it's mechanical you will have a cable that comes from the transmission that connects to the back of the speedometer. On the tail shaft of the transmission there is the other end of the speedo cable. This cable is gear driven by the output shaft of the trans. If the rear ratio has not been changed the speedo should read OK. The gear can be changed to match the rear ratio.

Tachometer.
I understand buy reading other sites that the tach can recalibrated to match the V8 dist. or converison modules are available but didn't find a source for either.

Oil pressure.
Obtain an oil pressure sender for V6 engine and install it in the V8.

Fuel.
Connect to existing wiring.

Temperature.
Obtain a temperature sender for the V6 engine and install it in the V8.

Voltage.
Connect to a "ignition on" source.

The only thing that is different on the V8 is the tach. all other guages are no different than the V6.

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I'm assuming the following things about your question.
-The dash is the same year as the truck.
-The wiring harness is still in the truck.
-The V8 has an HEI distributor with tach output.

Go the www.alldatadiy.com for detailed shop manual.

Speedometer.
If it's mechanical you will have a cable that comes from the transmission that connects to the back of the speedometer. On the tail shaft of the transmission there is the other end of the speedo cable. This cable is gear driven by the output shaft of the trans. If the rear ratio has not been changed the speedo should read OK. The gear can be changed to match the rear ratio.

Tachometer.
I understand buy reading other sites that the tach can recalibrated to match the V8 dist. or converison modules are available but didn't find a source for either.

Oil pressure.
Obtain an oil pressure sender for V6 engine and install it in the V8.

Fuel.
Connect to existing wiring.

Temperature.
Obtain a temperature sender for the V6 engine and install it in the V8.

Voltage.
Connect to a "ignition on" source.

The only thing that is different on the V8 is the tach. all other guages are no different than the V6.

vicrod
thanks alot man! super help!
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