Climate Control + Dash question

Climate Control + Dash question

Giancarlo
Giancarlo

September 24th, 2008, 1:23 am #1

Hi all,

Replacing the whole dash with a nice set of VDO gauges from Snake Bite in Aus.
One dilema I've come accross is the heater. I ripped it out and broke it good!
I want to put a Climate control system in there as I am constantly fiddling with the existing. I wanted to know if anyone has done this in the past - if so can you tell me where to get these kits etc and any helpful info.

As for the Dash - Electronic speed sensor is the first part. With the new gauges as they are all electric this is required. The uno engine has all the computers etc now so that's a bonus but I need advice from anyone who's redone the dash or done the uno convertions. Other than that suggestions from anyone on how to construct indicators/ high beams/ brake fluid and any other warning lights I may need...

Thank you all,

Giancarlo

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Mac
Mac

September 25th, 2008, 12:17 am #2

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Joined: December 21st, 2004, 3:04 am

September 25th, 2008, 4:33 am #3

Hi all,

Replacing the whole dash with a nice set of VDO gauges from Snake Bite in Aus.
One dilema I've come accross is the heater. I ripped it out and broke it good!
I want to put a Climate control system in there as I am constantly fiddling with the existing. I wanted to know if anyone has done this in the past - if so can you tell me where to get these kits etc and any helpful info.

As for the Dash - Electronic speed sensor is the first part. With the new gauges as they are all electric this is required. The uno engine has all the computers etc now so that's a bonus but I need advice from anyone who's redone the dash or done the uno convertions. Other than that suggestions from anyone on how to construct indicators/ high beams/ brake fluid and any other warning lights I may need...

Thank you all,

Giancarlo
... chimed in.

I haven't, so I can't answer any specifics but even if and when they do, I sincerely doubt there will be ANY thing that will "plug and play".

Mr. Ovi in Romania fitted an UNO TURBO dash to his X1/9 and did a lot of splicing of one harness to the other.... and I believe he also mentioned converting a speedo sensor... ditto for...

Mr. Bob Brown in New Hampshire... only he started from scratch and built and entirely digital dash into the orignial faceplate.

Both are somewhat close, but none used VDOs that I am aware of.

When you say Climate Control... I would assume you mean A/C also?  If so, I am only aware of mods to the existing system and you would need to page Tony K in Canada.

 I am unaware of anyone on this site to date that has installed an aftermarket system like Vintage Air into one of thes cars.  You could certainly be the first.  Rudy Mortero started to and has some hints on compressors and condensers... but to date he has not completed the system that I am aware of.

Try PAGING these folks by name with another post.

Hope this helps...


My best,



Tony
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September 25th, 2008, 6:30 am #4

Hi all,

Replacing the whole dash with a nice set of VDO gauges from Snake Bite in Aus.
One dilema I've come accross is the heater. I ripped it out and broke it good!
I want to put a Climate control system in there as I am constantly fiddling with the existing. I wanted to know if anyone has done this in the past - if so can you tell me where to get these kits etc and any helpful info.

As for the Dash - Electronic speed sensor is the first part. With the new gauges as they are all electric this is required. The uno engine has all the computers etc now so that's a bonus but I need advice from anyone who's redone the dash or done the uno convertions. Other than that suggestions from anyone on how to construct indicators/ high beams/ brake fluid and any other warning lights I may need...

Thank you all,

Giancarlo
For the speedo is to use the electric sender from the tranny. I am toying with this myself. Everything else, oil, water temp, voltage the stock senders should be all you need. For the dash lights, you could trace the wires on the original harness and cluster to figure out what does what and use LED's or stock bulbs to frankenstein a functional gauge cluster together. My original idea was to build new exterior and just bypass everything I would replace but retain the stock turn signal indicators etc. Now this will probably wait until next year since the coilovers are going to drain most of my car fund this winter along with replacing hoses, adding dress up kit and redoing the brown interior black and massive rewiring stuff...

Hope this helps some.

Carl Auer - 82 FI X1/9 "Copperhead"
Seattle X1/9 member #50
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Joined: December 31st, 2006, 9:00 pm

September 25th, 2008, 5:52 pm #5

that'll screw in direct? I ordered a GM part but need to make an adapter. It'd be nice to know if a speedometer sender exists that will fit the X1/9 Transmission.

Bob Brown
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September 25th, 2008, 7:01 pm #6

I have been watching ebay in the UK, Italy, and Germany. My next step is to talk to Ulix and see if he can find one. My understanding is the sender from the Uno, Uno Turbo, and some of the other late 80's and early 90's all have the same size sender, and it plugs right into where the X speedo cable does. Then all you need to do is route the wires back to the dash. I was thinking of pulling them through the speedo cable housing as I remove the speedo cable.

I just thought about this, you could always give Oberts a call since he is selling a Uno Turbo engine now, he might just have one lying around or might have a source for them. Ovi, or maybe one of our frequent visitors from the other side of the pond could help out?

Carl Auer - 82 FI X1/9 "Copperhead"
Seattle X1/9 member #50
Professional Photographer based in South Central Alaska
http://www.digital-eos.com
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