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1940 Chevy Car VHX Instruments


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1940 Chevy Car VHX Instruments

The new VHX Systems fit directly into the stock instrument bezel of a 1940 Chevy Car without modification.

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 our facility in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the VHX Series has completely revolutionized the instrumentation industry!

 Bezel not included.

Lighting Options
  • Pictures
  • Specifications
  • Options
  • Expansion
  • Manuals

Pictures

Black Alloy Background, Blue Lighting
Black Alloy Background, Red Lighting
Black Alloy Background, White Lighting
Black Alloy Background, White Lighting
VHX-40C: Black Alloy Background, White Lighting
Blue Lighting at Night
Red Lighting at Night
White Lighting at Night
VHX-40C: Rearview
VHX-40C: Silver Alloy Background
Silver Alloy Background, Blue Lighting
Silver Alloy Background, Blue Lighting
Silver Alloy Background, Red Lighting
Silver Alloy Background, Red Lighting
Silver Alloy Background, White Lighting
Blue Lighting at Night
Red Lighting at Night
White Lighting at Night
VHX-40C: Rearview
VLC-40C: Analog Clock
VLC-40C
VLC-40C-K: Black Alloy Background
VLC-40C-S: Silver Alloy Background
Choice of Blue, Red or White Lighting

Specifications

Analog Gauges

Speedometer
·0 -120 MPH (optional metric version 0- 195 kmh)

Tachometer
·0- 8,000 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 Centers


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/kmh)
·Tachometer (0- 9,900 RPM)
·Oil Pressure (0-100 psi displayed in 1 psi increments)
·Water Temperature (100- 300ºF/ 40- 150ºC displayed in 1 ºF/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

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)
·4 x 4 (When vehicle is equipped)
·Wait to Start (When vehicle is equipped)

Included Sensors

 

sVHX Specs GM (bottom)

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 Driven Speed Sensor/ Generator
·Replaces GM style speedometer cables with a 10 ft harness.
   (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.

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.

Options

Which extras items that are not included with this kit does Dakota Digital recommend that you consider?

Because Dakota Digital includes the required sensors for the Oil Pressure, Water Temperature and Speedometer with all its VHX and VFD instrument systems, in many cases no additional parts will be required. However, you may wish to consider the following optional items.

GSS-2000 - Universal Gear Position Sensor 

All Instrument packages contain a gear shift indicator display allowing the transmission gear position (Park, Reverse, etc.) to be shown within the message center. The GSS-2000 accommodates automatic transmissions with 2- 4 forward gears and enjoys a simple and straightforward installation.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
 

DIM-1 - Light Dimming Knob

Although Dakota Digital instrument systems are programmable for both day and night intensity levels, the DIM-1 will allow rotary, or on-the-fly brightness adjustment added convenience.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
 

SEN-06-1 - Fuel Level Sensor

Dakota Digital instrument systems are designed to utilize a stock or aftermarket fuel level sensor. If a universal or replacement sensor is desired, the SEN-06-1 is a great choice.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
 

BIM-01-2  - ODB II/ Can Interface Module

The BIM-01-2 OBD-II (J1850/CAN) Interface connects directly to the ECM diagnostic port to extract engine and transmission data and supply it to the VFD/ VHX instrument, making installation a breeze. 

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BIM-17-2 - Compass w/ Outside Temperature Module

The Dakota Digital BIM-17-2 makes it easy to add compass and outside air temperature information to your VFD3/ VHX instrument system. Readouts are visible in the instrument system's message centers; sending units and mounting hardware included.

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Expansion

Expansions

Dakota Digital is proud to introduce the BIM Expansion modules for Dakota Digital VFD, VHX and HDX instrument systems. The introduction of the Dakota Digital BIM modules allow you to add up to an additional 16 gauges, that's right we said SIXTEEN specialty gauges to your vehicle without the need to cut extra holes in the dash or installing pillar and pod mounts to your columns or under the dash. 

Please note that the BIM modules are only compatible with current VFD, VHX and HDX control boxes which have a black plastic housing. Older control boxes with metal housings are not compatible with the BIM modules.

CLICK HERE FOR ALL BIM EXPANSION MODULES

Manuals

Wiring and Setup Manual


Quick Start Guide


Mounting Manual


VLC-40C Mounting Manual


VLC Operation Manual


Technical Support:
Monday-Friday
8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. (CST)
605-332-6513 (request a technician)
dakotasupport@dakotadigital.com

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4510 W. 61st St. N.
Sioux Falls, SD 57107
800-593-4160