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Old 08-03-2005   #1
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Uno instruments pods with rev counters on Ebay

For those Uno owners looking to upgrade their standard instruments, here are two items on Ebay that might be of interest.

Mk 2 Uno instruments with Rev counter:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...534170604&rd=1

Mk 1 Uno instruments with Rev counter:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...534108969&rd=1

I know the mk 1 instrument cluster is a straight swap with only one wire needed to make the rev counter work. I assume, but am not sure, that the mk 2 instrument cluster is the same.

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Re: Uno instruments pods with rev counters on Ebay

will look good but wont necessarily work. as far as i am aware, the cars without the rev counters dont actually have the wiring for them. i never found and it i was told at the time that it didnt have it.
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Re: Uno instruments pods with rev counters on Ebay

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will look good but wont necessarily work. as far as i am aware, the cars without the rev counters dont actually have the wiring for them. i never found and it i was told at the time that it didnt have it.
No they dont- but have the connector for the wire, you just need to run a wire from the coil
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Re: Uno instruments pods with rev counters on Ebay

Luke is right. The block connector is there, it is just missing the wire. All you need to do is run one wire from the low tension side of the coil to the connector and it works fine. That's all I had to do on my mk1, all the other wiring is the same.

Look at the wiring diagram in the Haynes manual and you'll see the wire that is needed.

I fitted a mk1 dashboard with rev counter to my Uno 45S and can confirm it all works fine.

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i got mk1 uno 45 but how much will wire cost n easy to fit or balls ache

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i got mk1 uno 45 but how much will wire cost n easy to fit or balls ache

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Should be just a straight swap, and the wire only needs to be a thin piece of multistrand... Not expensive or hard at all
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Re: Uno instruments pods with rev counters on Ebay

Scott,

It's very easy on the mk 1. Take old instrument pod out - Fit new one with tachometer in it's place. All the wiring and speedo cable will hook straight up. Get a length of wire (you can buy a small roll from most auto suppliers), about 1.5 - 2 metres in length and also a crimp on female spade connector.

Find the coil in the engine compartment. Crimp on a female spade connector to end of new wire, then locate the one of the two connectors either side of the HT lead going into the coil (they are covered with little rubber boots). Lift the boot and you'll see the spade connectors on the coil. I can't remember whether you should use the + or - connection, but try it and see as one of them will work. There should be a spare male spade connector that you can simply connect onto.

One you've connected to the coil, run the wire back into the engine compartment through the bulkhead and feed it to where the wires come out at the back of the instrument pod.

On my Uno, I had some spare dashboard connectors that had been cut. By using a small screwdriver, you can bend the locating tab and remove one of the block connector wiring pins.

I then connected this wiring pin to the tachometer wire, and pushed the connecting pin into the existing wiring block connector. As you face the dashboard from the drivers seat, I think it was the right top block connector. You'll see it has some vacant slots where pins weren't fitted. You'll need to check the Hyanes manual to find out which of the vacant slots is for the tachometer feed. Or you can simply try each one until the tachometer works, but this isn't recommended as you might short something out.

One the tachometer wire is in the correct place in the connecting block, push the block back onto the instrument panel.

You should now have the dashboard fully functional and with a working tachometer. Nothing else needs to be done!

Should take about 1 hour or so to do this if you have the correct parts.

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Re: Uno instruments pods with rev counters on Ebay

If the mk2 one works ok then its very cheap as new OE ones are over 450 from Fiat. But they do have a habit of developing a clicking sound when they get old.
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Re: Uno instruments pods with rev counters on Ebay

Here's another one on Ebay. A turbo instrument pod for the mk1 Uno!

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...960902727&rd=1
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Question Uno SX instruments pods with rev counters for 999 IE

Hi All,

I just got back from my Mum’s… after all these years it turns out my step dad’s thing is dashboard instruments. He converted a Ford Transit into a Camper Van in the early 1960’s – the dashboard looked more like an aeroplane cockpit by the time he sold it in 1977.

He had a second gearbox and Speedo with a lower final drive ratio he used to fit for towing when touring Europe back in the day…

I ask him about fitting the clocks form a 70 SX IE like like Chas’s first link into my Mk2 999 IE.

He suggests the speedometer may need re-calibrating for my new tyer size if different – and for the lower final drive ratio of the 999 (with C514 box).

My owner handbook states that the 1.0 SX’s rev counter Yellow (maximum power) band starts at 5,500 RPM, unlike all other SX rev counters.

Could anyone tell me the badge of RHD MK2 1.0 SX (eg. Mambo, hobby, start, spark ect… ) if ever made?

Would the clocks from a RHD Uno SX fit a RHD? One might be easier to sauce?

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Louie,

On the mk1 Uno, if you had an 'S' model without the tacho, then the speedometer unit is the same as in the SX. To preserve the calibration, just swap over the 's' model speedometer into the 'sx' instrument housing. That way you use the correct speedo ratio, though I'm not sure if there were any differences in ratios across the models. Saying that, I know there were differences in the final drive ratios but they aren't that great.

The very basic models had a bigger speedo face without trip counter if I remember correctly, and these aren't a direct swap into the SX instrument pod unless you swap the speedo faces over.

On the mk2 dashboard, I don't know as I never had a mk2 and am not sure if the 's' model speedos are the same as the 'sx'. However, you might find that the speedo mechanism is the same, just fitted with a different (bigger) speedo face. Remove the face (pull off needle, undo two screws) and swap over. That way you can keep the cars original speedometer and gearing.

As for the red line, I wouldn't take the car much above 5500 rpm anyway. The FIRE engines produce maximum torque near the 3000 rpm mark, and it's a waste of time going over much above 4500 as the torque curve flattens out above that. If you change up a gear at 4500 rpm you'll find that the next gear at that speed is around the 3000rpm mark, which is where the FIRE engines are at their most efficient and most productive.

On my Uno, I hardly ever go much above 5000 rpm. Mainly because I don't need to and also to preserve engine life!

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Thanks Chas!

I do have a base clock at the moment – so no trip meter.

I suppose Ill fit the clocks from the 1.4 SX then get a Bosch rolling road tune. They will give me an accurate printout of what the clock reeds up to 80 MPH (I think) in steps of 10 MPH. I may try an 1.0 S type Speedo or make a new scale if its too far out lol.

Dose anyone know if the left hand drive Uno clocks are interchangeable with Right hand drive Unos?

I can’t say how many RPM I’m running into as non of my Unos have had a rev counter in… that’s my line of thought – maximum toque – minimal engine ware.

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