Gauges ????

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krave
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Gauges ????

Post by krave » Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:40 pm

Its been awhile since anyone has posted a gauge thread....Since the others seem to be dead. I'm looking for pics,ideas,about what others have done with their gauges I like the look of the original bezels but would like gauges that actually work accurately. I was looking at auto-meter but i don't know what size the originals are .I'm thinking (hoping) maybe the 5 inch gauges that auto-meter have may work. I emailed auto-meter but they really couldn't be much help...I don't mind a little modification. Please help...

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Post by novanutcase » Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:27 pm

I converted my clock to a tach.

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Post by bbogue » Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:49 am

I used Autometer gauges and added trim rings from a marine supplier. I don’t/won’t have A/C so the A/C vent location seemed perfect for me. Very viewable while driving. The push/pull switch is for my electric cooling fan. I considered modifying the clock for a tach but decided to convert the clock to quartz instead...more useful for me. Good luck.

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Re: Gauges ????

Post by krave » Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:32 pm

I got a set from speed hut gauges 4.5 inch..they fit the orig bezels perfect..had a wiring issue but that's cause over the years I had to many hands fooling with the wiring..still need to get the fuel sending unit but other then that very happy with them

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Re: Gauges ????

Post by 62bird » Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:24 pm

Do you have any pictures of the speedhut gauges
Installed? I think that’s the route I want to go...

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Post by krave » Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:56 pm

Sure.. the cool thing i thought was you can kinda custom design them..I went with pretty similar to orig. but the 4.5 inch fit really well..

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