The stock dash on an early muscle car leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to monitoring your engine's vitals. Fortunately, there are a few different options out there for those that don't want to settle for the factory instrumentation.
We opted to go with Dakota Digital's VHX dash for our LQ9-powered 1966 Chevelle. The VHX dash combines the classic look of needle sweep gauges with the modern look and function of a digital message center that displays an array of readings, from gear selection to the time, and even features a quarter-mile calculator.
For the past couple of decades, Dakota Digital has manufactured high quality instrumentation and specialty electronics for every type of hot rod you can imagine. Located in Souix Falls, Iowa, Dakota Digital is a great choice for your restomod or street machine and their extensive line of electronics cover just about every Chevy you can think of, even trucks.
The VHX system is designed to bolt directly in place of the 1966-67 Chevelle gauge cluster using the stock bezel, but is worlds better than factory. Fully-lit needles and backlit faces and a highly-visible LCD message center screen makes keeping an eye on your engines vitals much easier than the dimly lit stock dash, while still being classy enough to be at home in an old interior. Other features include micro-controlled precision stepper motors, solid state sensors for unparalleled accuracy, and user-customizable display feedback, all supported by a limited lifetime warranty.
- 0-120/140/160 MPH Speedometer Option (255 mph)
- Oil pressure
- Water Temperature
- Fuel Level
- Clock (digital)
- Odometer (digital)
- Optional add-ons available such as the GPS speedo and engine oil temp modules (pictured)