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Old 05-18-2011, 05:05 AM
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Default will 88 dash clocks fit my 81 euro ?

are all analog clocks the same and interchangeable?euro - US , 77-89 ??or is there differences with connectors on some models.
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Old 05-18-2011, 05:35 AM
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Up until 1982, the analog clock was round. You'd have to replace the trim piece that goes around the shifter, along with the upper trim piece that goes around the radio, in order to install a later style clock.

I have an early style clock, if you need one.
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Old 05-18-2011, 06:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Nicole View Post
Up until 1982, the analog clock was round. You'd have to replace the trim piece that goes around the shifter, along with the upper trim piece that goes around the radio, in order to install a later style clock.

I have an early style clock, if you need one.
cheers nicole, but its the dash clocks not the time clock im after i think the early cars had analog the later ones digital.
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Old 05-19-2011, 02:23 AM
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Oh, OK. We usually call this "instrument cluster", I think.

The 89 models had the digital display already. There are differences between the other years as well, but I don't know the details.
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Nicole, I am with you and I am STILL not sure what dogleg is talking about. That said, I prefer the round analog clock to any of the other 928 clocks...
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Old 05-19-2011, 04:02 AM
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Originally Posted by pcar928fan View Post
Nicole, I am with you and I am STILL not sure what dogleg is talking about. That said, I prefer the round analog clock to any of the other 928 clocks...
i thought most people in the world referred to the speedo and gauges as the "dash clocks" apparently not! must be a european thing?i also clearly stated i wasnt talking about the "time clock".sorry for the confusion.
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I think that the tacho will read double because the early tacho signal is one pulse per spark, but the later tacho (which is connected to one of the two ignition systems) will expect one pulse for every second spark.
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Originally Posted by smiffypr View Post
I think that the tacho will read double because the early tacho signal is one pulse per spark, but the later tacho (which is connected to one of the two ignition systems) will expect one pulse for every second spark.
good point i hadnt thought of that,so they might be compatible once there both early models with the same number of dizzys
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We call them gauges here...not "clocks"...clocks tell time, gauges indicate important info about how a system is functioning.
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Old 05-19-2011, 08:36 PM
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Even on the American dictionary.com: clock -noun, 3. a meter or other device, as a speedometer or taximeter, for measuring and recording speed, distance covered, or other quantitative functioning.

Personally I would refer to the speedometer and tachometer as clocks, but the oil pressure, fuel level, voltage and temperature as gauges.

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bet you were the hall monitor in school.....lol
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No I wasn't a "prefect", and it took me three tries to pass my English "O" level exam.

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Most of the instument clusters are year specific. Some years have different combinations of individual oil pressure/water temp/amp meter/fuel level gauges, so they are relatively specific as well.

What are you attempting to accomplish?
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Originally Posted by soontobered84 View Post
Most of the instument clusters are year specific. Some years have different combinations of individual oil pressure/water temp/amp meter/fuel level gauges, so they are relatively specific as well.

What are you attempting to accomplish?
i have no speedo working on my 81 for the last two months,i can get a used 88 set and thought id buy them if i thought the would be a straight fit.but just today someone put up a great tread on refreshing the cluster in their 84 so might try that now instead.read today also manual and auto are different.
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