Congratulations Glenn. Got yer cherry popped!
That's a daunting task the first time 'round. Great job on it. First time I did it I had codes upon restart. Thankfully there's a 3ish tooth variance for fudging.
Really freaks you out the first time you hit the key.
Finally got around to relocating boost/vacuum gauges. FYI, they DO fit in the little "toothpick/cigarette/tampon etc" pocket left of the radio. Just gotta shove them in there. It's no beauty contest winner. I ended up hating having a gauge on the dash, pod or podless (ie 2-sided tape), the light it gives off at night is just too close to your field of vision. With it at the top of the "toothpick" pocket you get to see your boost/vacuum activity, doesn't impede on your front visuals, and doesn't take away your pocket completely. I see Ortiz Bros make a gauge inset for this pocket, but if I'm gonna pay $75 or whatever it is and then wait 2 months to get it, I'll just get my cheap drill bits out and punch a hole & use what I got for free.
Also, the IPD gauge isn't worth it (R or non). It looks appealing, but after having run one for several weeks I actually like my cheap ebay one that came with a pod and all needed tubing etc for $14. The IPD gauge's "action" is noticeably "notchy" as the needle climbs/descends. The other thing that bugs me is between 1-5, 5-10, 10-15 etc, there aren't an appropriate number of dashes, hashes, whatever you want to call them. In every increment of 5, there should be no less than 4 dashes/hashes so at a glance you know exactly where you are at. With the IPD gauge there are 3
See pic & you'll get it.
It drives me nuts, but the gauge is nice to look at. Good wife joke setup there