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63chevyvan?

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spyder dash

Post by 63chevyvan? on Sun Aug 29, 2010 11:32 pm

What brand/kind of water temp gauge will fit into a 64 Corvair Spyder dash?

Thanks, 63
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Techro

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Re: spyder dash

Post by Techro on Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:21 pm

Why is the old one missing? u can use the air cooled temp guage would work if u play around with different sensors and just remember where the normal operating temp is thats what i did

63chevyvan?

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Re: spyder dash

Post by 63chevyvan? on Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:02 am

Yeah, I thought about that; I guess I'm just suffering from a bad case of the zacklies. Sad

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Lazarusvan

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Re: spyder dash

Post by Lazarusvan on Sun Jun 07, 2015 1:15 pm

Do these Spyder dashes fit right into our 1st Gens? Seems that they I thought they were compatible and might be a good solution for getting all the gauges together on one place.

This isn't a great quality examples, but it the exact style I would be looking for:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1961-62-63-64-Chevy-Corvair-Monza-Spyder-Tach-Guage-Dash-Cluster-/151182892144?hash=item233333dc70&vxp=mtr
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xjamesx

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Re: spyder dash

Post by xjamesx on Sun Jun 07, 2015 9:08 pm

Yes, they do fit. I actually just bought one off eBay after doing some research on these. Can't wait to upgrade my old cluster and have a tach.
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Lazarusvan

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Re: spyder dash

Post by Lazarusvan on Mon Jun 08, 2015 7:19 am

xjamesx wrote:Yes, they do fit.  I actually just bought one off eBay after doing some research on these. Can't wait to upgrade my old cluster and have a tach.

Just confirming you are referring to a Chevy since your Avatar is a Econoline.
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Twinpilot001

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Re: spyder dash

Post by Twinpilot001 on Mon Jun 08, 2015 8:47 am

Good one =LAZ!! Verification is =KEY!! Now- for that measly $300.00 asking price -I can get some flat new shiny aluminum & cut a dash piece that can hold any gauge combination I wish to use & buy some gauges too!! Twisted Evil cheers
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Twinpilot001

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Re: spyder dash

Post by Twinpilot001 on Mon Jun 08, 2015 8:49 am

I have some hard to find = "Magnetic Bearing Grease" to lube that aircooled engine water temp gague too. affraid
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Lazarusvan

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Re: spyder dash

Post by Lazarusvan on Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:59 am

Twinpilot001 wrote:Good one =LAZ!!  Verification is =KEY!!  Now- for that measly $300.00  asking price -I can get some  flat new  shiny aluminum & cut a dash piece that can hold any gauge combination I wish to use & buy some gauges too!!  Twisted Evil cheers


TP, thank you for your always thrifty suggestions! Cool

That is too much for the dash and it's not in great shape. It's probably $100 over priced even in good shape.

They can be found for less and by the time I have someone cut the spaces in place, it would be a nice value all ready to go.

I was going to put the gauges in my dash where the radio would have been. I really like to keep it stock and like the sweeping speedo, but this might be a place I go for practicality. Previous owner had very small gauges located on the floor console around the shifter. Not easy to view and eye level makes more sense. And, it might be cheaper for me to get it ready to go than have someone cut holes in my dash and purchase new gauges of decent size, quality and with back lighting.
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xjamesx

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Re: spyder dash

Post by xjamesx on Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:03 pm

Lazarusvan wrote:
xjamesx wrote:Yes, they do fit.  I actually just bought one off eBay after doing some research on these. Can't wait to upgrade my old cluster and have a tach.

Just confirming you are referring to a Chevy since your Avatar is a Econoline.

Yeah, I have a '66 Chevy that I'm putting the Spyder gauge cluster in. I always forget to change my avatar.
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kookykrispy

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Re: spyder dash

Post by kookykrispy on Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:07 pm

California Corvairs offers the rechromed spyder panel for $80.  looks really nice and you can add your own gauges

http://www.californiacorvairparts.com/product.php?id_product=1028

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Lazarusvan

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Re: spyder dash

Post by Lazarusvan on Tue Jun 09, 2015 5:33 am

kookykrispy wrote:California Corvairs offers the rechromed spyder panel for $80.  looks really nice and you can add your own gauges

http://www.californiacorvairparts.com/product.php?id_product=1028


Man, that looks sharp. Originals are aluminum and obviously not so shiny.

Torn between originality vs. practicality. Changing that speedo for a cluster loses a lot of the original feel. Curious what the experienced folks prefer.

What are the logistics, if any, of swapping gauges in terms of fuel gauge readout, engine temps, etc. since the sensors are from another vehicle?
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Twinpilot001

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Re: spyder dash

Post by Twinpilot001 on Tue Jun 09, 2015 5:47 am

Cant beat the Price on tha calif corvair dash plate!!HUMMMMMMMmmmmmmmm?????? scratch cheers

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