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hi i need help i just bought 80 elco and i wanna do a swap of cluster the i want circles 1's can i just buy it and plug it? or do i gotta do something else to do it i got the none circle gauges btw
 

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I'm having a bit of trouble following your question.

Are you trying to swap an idiot light cluster for one that has gauges? If so, you need to locate a gauge cluster from another El Camino or the Monte Carlo SS. You will also need what is called a "Tach Filter" which is the wire that takes the signal from your distributor to the tachometer. You want to make sure that the new tachometer came from an 8-cylinder engine. (I'm assuming you have a V-8 under the hood. If you don't then you need to find a 6-cylinder tach) The clusters pretty much plug & play. Just be patient while removing the old, etc.

I just did a similiar swap to my '86 with the 305. Here is some info: http://www.elcaminocentral.com/showthread.php?p=376314#post376314

I don't know what you have to do about the various engine sensors. You may need to swap those out also.

Good luck
~JM~
 
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