Dakota Digital 1957 Chevy Car Analog Dash Gauge Instrument System VHX-57C

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1957 Chevy Car VHX Instruments
from Dakota Digital
VHX-57C

1957 Chevy Car VHX Instruments

Utilizing the stock instrument housing, this simple upgrade takes advantage of the recognizable triple gauge pod found in the 1957 Chevy Car (bezels shown in pics are NOT included, but can be purchased separately in our store, details below).

Arguably the pinnacle of the 1950's design, the 1957 Chevy dash is a favorite among builders. VHX-57C triples the amount of information available without modification. Stock indicators can be retained, or connected to VHX control box for full integration. Fits original gauge housing (not included) and can be used with factory or reproduction trim rings (not included, sold separately).

Fully lit needles, backlit faces, and highly visible LCD message centers are a few of the things that you can see which set the VHX Series apart from yesterday’s traditional approach to instrumentation. A few of the features which you don’t normally see are the micro-controlled precision stepper motors, solid state sensors for unparalleled accuracy, and user-customizable display feedback, all supported by an unrivaled limited lifetime warranty which has become the standard for Dakota Digital instrumentation systems . Completely engineered and manufactured at their facility in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the VHX Series has completely revolutionized the instrumentation industry!

*Fits into factory bezel and housings (Bezel and housing are not included).

VHX System Includes:

Analog Gauges

Speedometer - 0-160 MPH (optional metric version 0-255 kmh)
Tachometer - 0-8000 RPM
Oil Pressure - 0-80 psi
Water Temperature - 100-260ºF (optional metric version 40-120ºC)
Fuel Level - E, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, F
Voltmeter - 9-17 VDC

Lighting - Back lit technology is popular with performance instrumentation due to precise lighting allowing you see what is truly important when you really need it at a quick glance. Each number, tick mark, annunciator, needle, indicator and digital message center is lit by a series of LEDs behind the gauge face.

Digital Message Center

Standard Displays:

Odometer (One time user settable, Million Mile)
Dual (A/B) Trip Meter (0-9,999.9)
Clock (12 hour)

Performance Meters:

0-60 MPH Timer (0-100 kmh)
1/4 mile time
1/4 mile end speed (trap speed)
High speed recall
High RPM recall

Gauges:

Speedometer (0-255 MPH / KM/H)
Tachometer (0-9,990 RPM)
Oil Pressure (0-100 psi displayed in 1 psi increments)
Water Temperature (100-300ºF / 40-150ºC displayed in 1ºF/ºC increments) 
Voltmeter (9-17 VDC)
Fuel Level (0-99% full)

Lighting:

Auto-contrasting LCD display for optimal view in the brightest of sunlight.
LED backlit at night to match/complete the look at night.

Built-In Indicators

Turn Signals (Left/ Right)
High Beam
Check Engine
Parking Brake
Cruise Control (On/ On & Engaged when vehicle is equipped)
Gear Position (Optional GSS-2000 sensor required, sold separately)
4 x 4 (When vehicle is equipped)
Wait to Start (When vehicle is equipped)

Included Sensors:

Water Temperature - 1/8" NPT, ground isolated sensor with a 10 ft harness.

Oil Pressure - 1/8" NPT solid state sensor with a 10 ft harness.

Cable Drive Speed Sensor/Generator - Replaces GM style speedometer cables with a 10 ft harness (Tremec and Ford style adapters available upon request).

Bushings - Each kit comes with 1/8" to 1/4", 3/8" and 1/2" NPT bushings along with bushings for 12mm and 16mm x 1.5 threads.

Calibration

Pushbutton - Dakota Digital instruments are programmed and operated by the push of a button. Simply mount the included pushbuttons supplied with your gauges in a convenient and easily accessible location. These buttons are used to calibrate your speedometer, set the cylinder count and the fuel level gauge. Once properly configured these same buttons are used to access the wealth of information located in the Digital Message Centers.

More info about this system and pics are available below. This listing is for ONE VHX gauge system with your choice of style and backlighting color. Please let us know your options when you make your purchase.

Metric system (KM/H and degrees Celsius) is available as a custom option (no additional cost) but may take 4-8 weeks to build.

BZL-57C -1957 Chevy reproduction chrome bezels (sold separately)

The reproduction chrome bezels shown in the above pictures are NOT included, but can be purchased separately in our store for $75.05.

Also Available (sold separately in our eBay store): 

VLK-57C - 1957 Chevy Clock (for VHX gauges only), for an additional $142.50

 **The VLK-57C must be used with a VHX Instrument System. The VLK clock is not compatible with VFD digital gauge clusters and will not operate as a standalone gauge.


Warning: This product may contain a chemical known to the state of CALIFORNIA to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.


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