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I'm not asking if you care or trying to criticize your car. I'm asking to be sure for myself, because that would drive me crazy.
Sorry if I was a little upset when I wrote that reply, I had an A-HOLE I work with question what I did, and told my boss that I didn't do a procedure when I have a sign-off sheet and data to back up what I did.

Also no I don't think it has anything to do with your oil psi gauge. It's because the cluster is a completely different shape than the stock one. They all look like that I've just never been able to really be sure with the lower quality pics posted online. That's why they come with foam to shove in the hole.
After thinking about it, I'd agree. I'm sure I could have cut a little more of the stock plastic back-dash part, and then made my mounting hole to the back dash thru my aluminum brackets in a higher location to therefore bring the cluster down. Then I could have done something with the right-side.

Thanks for answering my questions. I think I'd be better off with a gauge pod and a tach on the A pillar.
I was excited about having it installed, and getting my complete lower dash back together, since I've had the two mechanical gauges out, along with the cluster bezel for a few months. I also redid the headliner in black, had all the seatbelts serviced, with the front ones getting new black webbing, wet sanded and painted the A, B, and C pillar, and front and rear rocker panel cover plastic parts in flat black, and installed new stainless steel screws to mount the respective pieces. Then I installed LED light bulbs in the headliner center, as well as the two rear lights @ the clothes hanger hooks.

I actually found my 'White Whale" in a local junkyard about a month ago. It's a cherry-red lower dash complete with no broken tabs for $16!! In the eventuality that I install a new stereo, and paint the lower dash gray, I will prob. tweak the cluster mounting at that time.

I'm picky about the stuff I do, but this doesn't bother me, so I'm just going to ride with it.
 

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I don't blame you. I'm just too OCD. I'd focus on it and it would drive me crazy. The roadmaster fitment is a lot better. Too bad they can't fit our cars like that!
 

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Gary did a great job with the Gauge Package for the Roadmonster.
I like OEM look for all my upgrades.
Question:
The speedometer has started to act erratically at times.
I see stepper motors for other GM products but not the 95-96.
The motor is a twist lock type installation, no solder joints.
The original Roadmaster Gauge speedometer motor is marked
>S1E
24 45
OK, Brain Trust..............
Any idea where to get a new one??
 

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I don't blame you. I'm just too OCD. I'd focus on it and it would drive me crazy. The roadmaster fitment is a lot better. Too bad they can't fit our cars like that!
Well I thought I'd follow-up with this post letting y'all know that I will be pulling things back apart over Christmas break (Or sooner, time depending), and adjusting the brackets I made, or making them over all together.

At that time, I'll take measurements and make a detail drawing of them. Yeah, even though this is an older thing to do on our cars, I figure I'll document it anyway.

I need to get back into the dash/radio area anyway, and replace the current corded microphone for the cell phone, to a better one. And since I'll be in the neighborhood, I'll take a little more time, and see if I need to do more cutting on the stock inner-dash area or, just re-fab my brackets or mounting holes.
 
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