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Old 29-05-2005   #1
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Rev counter

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Planning on fitting a rev-counter next week on me uno..but don't know which one to go for. I want a small one which I can fit to the A-pillar.

Was thinkin of goin for the smoked ones as those are the ones I like. I have one question about them though. Do you know if they light up properly during the day and if they can be read in direct sunlight?? It's pretty sunny here in Malta!!

Here is a link for those of you who dont know how smoked guages are!!

http://www.xyberautos.com/catalog/p...products_id=458

Hope to hear from you
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Question Uno SX Rev counter

Hi Drinu

Can’t you find an SX pod like?
https://www.fiatforum.com/uno/30202-fitting-sx-clocks-mk2-1-0-ie.html

Your link doesn’t work for me BTW.

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Re: Rev counter

Hi louie...well I was told that I cant fit one of those + that it would also be more expensive...since I cant find any here in Malta.

Here is a proper link..
http://www.yahocar.co.kr/tuning/autogauge/27047swl.htm

Please give me feedback guys as Im goin to buy it on Friday so I fix it on Saturday....and you know what that means right??

Yep I have to post pics!!

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Re: Rev counter

Didn't you get the 70SX or a posh 55 / 60 HP SX Uno in Malta

the cost diference for me to fit the SX clocks was UKp 70. I was quotrd UKp 90 for a stand alone tachometer - I paid UKp 20 for the SX clocks - perhaps I was lucky.

The Uno Turbo clocks will go in too if you can find one

You would have a few redundent dials - there are a few ideas on https://www.fiatforum.com/uno/28672-turbo-instrument-cluster.html if you get Turbo dials.

Your link now works but I can't see the price.

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yes we DID get them but here in Malta being such a small island many people buy the smaller engined cars. THe models you mentioned are very rare. I only know of 2 Turbos on the island in fact.

The rev counter on the link costs only 35 of your pounds!! Not much I think!!
Do you have any idea if they show up properly during daylight?

You think it looks cool??
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Hi there,

I think My computer is missing a font. The page in your last link doesn’t show any rev counters - Just Volt, Oil Temp and Vacuum gages. I see – “ǰ ̹ ִ " " ǰ ”

They look mean - not sure how they work so I couldn't say if they show good in daylight. I'd guess for that price they are mechanical pointers not LCD displays so should show OK.

What rev range are you going for?

at only 2 Turbos on your island BTW.
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Re: Rev counter

Yeah I know there are no rev counters...but I just sent you the link so that you get an idea of how they light up!! I will ask the guy at the shop if I can connect it to the battery before I buy it so that I can see if it lights up properly. The rev-range of the rev counter is from 0-8000rpm! Unfortunately it is red-lined at 7000rpm!!:S Not sure I'll be taking my UNO to those speeds!!

Anyone else know how they light up
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Re: Rev counter

I think they light up when the engine is switched on - takes power from the ignition feed like most Tacho's. They light up well and pretty clear, work fine as well.

Someone in the cinq/sei section has them wired up if you wanna trawl through and find it...
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Re: Rev counter

Hmm... SX clocks. That sounds like a good idea now. I was just looking on ebay now for a rev counter.

How easy is it to fit though?
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Hi TS86,

In the MK2 its 2 Alan key bolts to remove the pod.

Pull clocks forward and unplug the 4 electrical plugs and the Speedo cable – noting plug positions.

You will need to add only 1 wire to the coil’s Green wire. I used the N/S one.

I soldered the wire onto the pod’s circuit board. Then ran the wire the same rote as the Speedo cable to the engine bay, and clipped on to the coil's wire with a blue squash clip thingy.

Refit the 4 plugs and the Speedo cable, replace the 2 Bolts and your done.

The thing I took longest over was cleaning the newer dials and matching the mileage to the car.

Good Luck and just ask if you need more help.

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Re: Rev counter

Excellent, thank you very much Louie.

Is there any particular type of signal I should be expecting from the coil? So for example if I use a multi meter on the end of it what should the display roughly be doing in its reading?

If anyone finds SX clocks for sale then please tell me.

The top 3 order now is:

1) O ring gasket oil leak fix (just waiting for the part - it's on order).
2) Rust! - probably sand down the current ones (so far looks only like surface rust), take carpet out and waxoil areas.
3) SX clocks - just for the rev counter! However, I'll buy the unit as soon as it comes along.


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Quote Originally Posted by ts86
Is there any particular type of signal I should be expecting from the coil? So for example if I use a multi meter on the end of it what should the display roughly be doing in its reading?
Sorry fellow – I didn’t check the voltage – I presume it will be an AC of fast changing DC signal, which will be too fast for a standard voltmeter. TBH after Chas checked his non IE 999 Uno at 1 AM for us and told me it was the green wire (Carb coil with spade connectors) I guessed it was the same for plug conector coil. – Lucky this was correct
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As I’m a moderator here rep doesn’t really apply but feel free to nominate anyone else

BTW the Perspex screen on the SX clock was scratched, so I drilled a hole for the Odometer reset in the Base screen.

Check all the bulbs work before you screw in – nick spares from the base clocks

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Re: Rev counter

Hmm, could I just leave the screen off?
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Hopefully the SX pod you find will have an OK screen.

I wouldn’t recommend leaving it off just in case you sneeze and ruin the dials
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Re: Rev counter

Well I finally got round to fixing my rev-counter! I bought an autoguage rev-counter!! It works just fine with just the right amount of damping!! With my typical driving style I rarely go over 3000rpm and max I have got it to is 5500rpm. Compared to my dad's Pug 206 the car does not seem to be free revving. At 3000rpm it sounds harsh whereas my dad's 206 can hardly be heard. I know what ur thinking...that the 206 is more modern....(mine is 97 model) but I think it sounds too harsh for 3000rpm! I'll take a vid one time and if someone is interested in hosting it for me I will send it to him!!

Please tell me what you think of what I have done. Thanks
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