Dakota Digital 1973-77 Chevy Malibu / El Camino / GMC Sprint VHX Analog Instruments - VHX-73C-MAL
Please note: This item is a pre-order and may take 8-12 weeks before it goes out. You can still order it now and it will get sent to you as soon as it is ready. If you would like us to check for an updated time estimate before you buy, please let us know which style and display color you want and we will check for you. For domestic orders, your system will get sent directly to you from the manufacturer. For international and Canada orders, your system will get sent to our shop first, then we will send it out to you.
Still working through decades of middle-child syndrome, the 1973-77 Chevrolet A Body is a fresh option for those burnt out on “the same old thing.” Designed as a direct fit upgrade using your stock “rectangle-gauge” dash and front bezel, this kit brings late model features and reliability to your disco-era muscle car. A large LCD message center takes center stage, flanked by analog instruments on either side. Includes required sensors; bezel/gauge carrier not included.
*Bezel shown in any pics is not included, shown for visual/presentation purposes.
System uses OEM or reproduction style bezel.
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 Dakota Digital's facility in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the VHX Series has completely revolutionized the instrumentation industry!
MHX-73C-MAL Metric system (KM/H and degrees Celsius) is available as a custom option (no additional cost) but may take 8-12 weeks to build.
VHX System Includes:
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
Odometer (One time user settable, Million Mile)
Dual (A/B) Trip Meter (0-9,999.9)
Clock (12 hour)
0-60 MPH Timer (0-100 kmh)
1/4 mile time
1/4 mile end speed (trap speed)
High speed recall
High RPM recall
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)
Auto-contrasting LCD display for optimal view in the brightest of sunlight.
LED backlit at night to match/complete the look at night.
Turn Signals (Left/ Right)
Cruise Control (On/ On & Engaged when vehicle is equipped)
Gear Position (Optional GSS-3000 sensor required, sold separately)
4 x 4 (When vehicle is equipped)
Wait to Start (When vehicle is equipped)
**Not all OEM indicator lamp functions will be replaced.
- If additional indicators are desired within the new instrument system, consider repurposing any unused indicators to suit your application.
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 Ford and/ or GM style speedometer cables with a 10 ft harness. Sensor requires approximately 5" clearance extending between the cable drive output and any obstruction. Part # 130011 (sold separately) allows for relocation of the pulse generator when additional clearance is required.
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.
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.
VHX-73C-MAL with SILVER ALLOY style and RED backlighting (bezel is NOT included):
VHX-73C-MAL with SILVER ALLOY style and WHITE backlighting (bezel is NOT included):
VHX-73C-MAL with BLACK ALLOY style and BLUE backlighting (bezel is NOT included):
VHX-73C-MAL with BLACK ALLOY style and RED backlighting (bezel is NOT included):
VHX-73C-MAL with BLACK ALLOY style and WHITE backlighting (bezel is NOT included):
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