Dakota Digital 1978-82 Chevy Corvette Analog Dash Gauge System with Analog Clock VHX-78C-VTA

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 Dakota Digital 1978 - 82 Chevy Corvette VHX Instruments with ANALOG Clock Gauge - VHX-78C-VTA



The new VHX Systems fit directly into the stock instrument dash of a 1978-82 Chevy Corvette without modification, adding a wealth of features to this iconic vehicle (bezel is not included). This listing is for the one that includes an analog clock, if you want a digital clock instead, please look in our store for the VHX-78C-VET.

Speedometer and Tachometer gauge housing has been completely replicated in billet aluminum, powdercoated in a flat black to keep the original theme.

Oil Pressure, Water Temperature, Voltmeter, Fuel Level and an additional LCD Message Center (if selected) attach directly to the back side of the stock center console bezel (bezel is not included).

Designed to fit Factory Console Bezel (not included, bezel shown in any pic is for reference purposes only).

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!

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


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.

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. 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. (Tremec and Ford style adaptors available on 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.


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.

VHX-78C-VTA with SILVER ALLOY style and BLUE display (bezel is NOT included):

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VHX-78C-VTA with SILVER ALLOY style and RED display (bezel is NOT included):

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VHX-78C-VTA with SILVER ALLOY style and WHITE display (bezel is NOT included): 

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VHX-78C-VTA with BLACK ALLOY style and BLUE display (bezel is NOT included):

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VHX-78C-VTA with BLACK ALLOY style and RED display (bezel is NOT included):

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VHX-78C-VTA with BLACK ALLOY style and WHITE display (bezel is NOT included):

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Back of Unit:

Limited Lifetime Warranty through manufacturer, see installation manual for details