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      I'm with you, man. I took a brake class at junior...

      I'm with you, man. I took a brake class at junior college in Sacramento back in the 80s and the instructor was adamant about this. To this day I say engine when I mean engine. Try asking for an...
    2. Don't know about y'all but out here in the wild...

      Don't know about y'all but out here in the wild West we usually don't pay the asking price...we offer something lower and see if they'll take it. SOMETIMES the seller may even start a bit higher than...
    3. Well I'm no expert on rust or rust repair but...

      Well I'm no expert on rust or rust repair but compared to the major rust repair guys on this site are only too happy to spend time on, it's probably worth a look if you live in N.Cal. It should be...
    4. '80 Early Westy 2 Dr. For Sale at Fairfield, CA...

      '80 Early Westy 2 Dr. For Sale at Fairfield, CA Pick N' Pull. I'd buy it myself if I could. Gasser, head removed, unusual for this yard to sell a non-running builder but there it is. Auto trans....
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      Just seeing this. Thanks for responding, folkwain...

      Just seeing this. Thanks for responding, folkwain & 134hpvw. Good to know,

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      Well with the 20K pot it seemed to work one day,...

      Well with the 20K pot it seemed to work one day, then when I went back the next day to measure the ohms on the pot it didn't read anything, then when I plugged it back in it didn't read the same and...
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      Okay, tried the 33K and 680 resistors and it...

      Okay, tried the 33K and 680 resistors and it still reads high, and is jumpy. Played around a bit, ie, tried just the 33K, tried 2 680s and the 33K, etc, but then the needle wouldn't even move off of...
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      Thanks, sdezego. I will definitely try that and...

      Thanks, sdezego. I will definitely try that and advise,

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      thanks, petethepug. That's encouraging. Guess I...

      thanks, petethepug. That's encouraging. Guess I had forgotten about that part of the thread. I'll keep experimenting until something works and post up my numbers if/when I get this dialed in,

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      Turns out I was measuring the total ohms for the...

      Turns out I was measuring the total ohms for the pot, about 20K ohms, pointless. Worse still, my tach is suddenly all over the place, not like yesterday. Tried another flat cluster, same result....
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      Otay, so played with the pot today. Decided to...

      Otay, so played with the pot today. Decided to check the tach against a handheld test tach I got, at both 1K RPMS and 3K. Figured that should yield pretty good results. I did dial it CCW then CW, and...
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      New development on this; with the help of sdezego...

      New development on this; with the help of sdezego on the Corrado forum, found out that a 20K potentiometer in the tach signal wire enables the later, flat cluster to work on my stock 16V CIS-E setup!...
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      Update; the legs on my pot are very small and had...

      Update; the legs on my pot are very small and had trouble doing much with it but did enough with cobbling to confirm that it works! Yay! Totally stoked! Seemed really stable, not super sensitive;...
    14. 'We currently have it set up to work like a CE2...

      'We currently have it set up to work like a CE2 fuel pump relay where

      pin 85 to ground
      pin 30 to fuel pump
      pin 87 is 12v+ constant
      pin 86 from 12v+ switch'

      I know this thread is a...
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      Same experience at Radio Shack; no 20K pot....

      Same experience at Radio Shack; no 20K pot. Ordered on eBay, should be here by Friday. Just to clarify, in my application the tach signal is coming straight from the coil. The earlier bubble cluster...
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      thanks, sdezego. It is a 4 cyl with the stock...

      thanks, sdezego. It is a 4 cyl with the stock late 80's ignition system using a conventional coil. I don't have any specs on that. Would it do any good to look on my coil for numbers? Thanks,

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      Okay, so I don't have a Corrado; I have a MK1...

      Okay, so I don't have a Corrado; I have a MK1 Rabbit , stock 16V Scirocco CIS-E swap with a MK3 cluster swap. I haven't gotten much play on the other forums and found this thread so I figure my best...
    18. Thanks, LG6R. Well, I suspect the difference is...

      Thanks, LG6R. Well, I suspect the difference is how the tach gets the signal. I don't have any Bentleys for MK3; just got back from public library which has only Chilton online with PDFs and both '93...
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      It would be a lot of work to replace the whole...

      It would be a lot of work to replace the whole fuse block. If you think that's the problem, you could bypass it on just that circuit using an inline fuse and see if that fixes it,

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    20. Is this what is referred to as 'bubble' instrument cluster?

      [IMG]http://i756.photobucket.com/albums/xx209/T1115/102_0435_zps6d81e1a4.jpg

      Reason I ask is I am running MKIII cluster in MKI and the only cluster that has properly functioning tach is this...
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