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#61 salsheikh

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 07:08 PM

Lenny, that looks fantastic
hats off to you for having th balls to do this :D
where did you get those gauges from, they look sweet!

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 07:32 PM

As promised here are some night pictures :

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 07:34 PM

Lenny, that looks fantastic
hats off to you for having th balls to do this :D
where did you get those gauges from, they look sweet!


thanks mate,
i bought the gauges from simon at woodford motorsport on ebay
http://stores.ebay.c...&_sid=117815677

their a little pricey but worth every penny in my eyes and their Ford so they go very well in the dash.

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 08:22 PM

What an absolute cracking result! B) B) B) And it all looks factory! Well done Lenny!

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 09:10 PM

What an absolute cracking result! B) B) B) And it all looks factory! Well done Lenny!


Thanks very much for the comments Ste im really proud of the results.
ive added to the guide on page 1 of this, to show how i fitted them in to place.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 01:48 AM

Looked horribly messy when in progress but well worth the effort.
Good result there.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 08:09 AM

Looked horribly messy when in progress but well worth the effort.
Good result there.


Thanks mate,
i didnt expect it to turn out as it has done but im very glad it did, no errors except for a little scuff on the rear side of the dash but i can patch it with some paint or somthing, could have been alot worse lol

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 04:05 PM

Really looks the part mate, well done.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 04:39 PM

Very nice work Lenny , a top tropper for cutting that dash out and fitting , a top guide.

You and Leemaxd have a unique dashboard. very well done and thank you for a top guide.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 08:14 PM

Really looks the part mate, well done.

Thanks Lee,
couldnt have done it without your help along the way mate,
and thanks for informing us that this was possible to fit the st pod in to the standard focus dash.

Very nice work Lenny , a top tropper for cutting that dash out and fitting , a top guide.

You and Leemaxd have a unique dashboard. very well done and thank you for a top guide.


Thanks Pree,
hopfully myself and Leemaxd wont be the only ones to ever complete this modification,
i hope that someone finds this guide of use and takes on to do this modification them selves, and perhaps add another few inages on here. their is a bit of work envolved but it is 100% rewarding in the end, i keep going out to look at mine, and i cant wait to get them up and running.

even if your model doesnt have a turbo, the ST pod can be fitted and the front face wrapped in matt vynil leaving a flat surface to fit a parrot bluetooth system or a scan gauge OBD reader, their are various options that can be done, not just the round gauges.

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Here is a link to the scan gauge kit on ebay apparently the backlight on the scan gauge display can be changed to various colours to blend in with the interior lights: http://www.ebay.co.u...=item3a70ade588

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 08:34 PM

Further Update,

since the 1.6TDCi engine doesnt have a boost pipe that we can add a T piece and tap in to it for a boost gauge reading,
i logged on to roose motorsport and purchased a 1/8NPT self sealing adaptor,
http://roosemotorspo...products_id=526

its worth every penny, comes supplied with a cutter and fully illustrated instructions, also very light weight and saved me over £50 by not needing to purchase a custom built hose with a 1/8NPT take off.

here's how i fitted it in place:

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Below is a picture of what comes supplied in the kit,

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The item in the image below, is the cutter, this part goes on the inside of the hose and using a rubber mallet, hit the outside corresponding area of the hose, once and the cutter will create the hole needed to fit the adaptor.

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As you can see from the slight buckle in the image below, i kit it with a steel hammer because i didnt have a rubber mallet lol but the results are the same on this ocasion for me, but i recommend following the instructions word for word in full.

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 08:35 PM

The next step is to remove and discard of the cutter,
then insert the threaded adaptor in to place,
the instructions state that the rubber washer is not required if fitting to a rubber hose, apparently the rubber washer is used when fitting to hard plastic, but i thought better to fit it than throw it away, so i stuck it on their too,
on the outside of the unit as it should be fitted in accordance with the instructions.

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Using an adjustable spanner gently tighten the nut until you feel that it is secure, take care not to over tighten because this could weaken the hose and cause the fitting to tear the hose or leak.
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End result is an air tight seal on the siide of the pipe,
unfortunitly darkness has gotten the better of me today, but i will ne back at it in the morning to run the boost pope through the firewall behind the glove box, along the side panel and in to the fitting.

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 08:41 PM

Can't wait for the Youtubeeeeeee :)

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 08:46 PM

i have re-fitted the pipe to the engine, but prior to refitting i wraped the self sealing adaptor with some electrical tape to prevent any dirt from entering the pipe until i fit the pipe from the gauge to the fitting.

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 08:48 PM

thanks mate,
i bought the gauges from simon at woodford motorsport on ebay
http://stores.ebay.c...&_sid=117815677

their a little pricey but worth every penny in my eyes and their Ford so they go very well in the dash.


flippin ell, how much! you feeling a bit flush??? they do look sweet though and they look great at night, remember to keep your eyes on the road and not the gauges!

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