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Old 02-13-2013, 06:25 PM
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Extrernally mounting a gauge on hood

What is the besy way to mount a gauge on the hood? Are they sealed for weather, what to look out for?

I was looking at sandwiching the C mount with 2 soft rubber cards on the rear of the hood vents by the windshield. A couple of screw and nut through the vent slot to secure it as a base. Then use a normal gauge cup with a installed mechanical gauge , like vacuum, boost, etc.

How have others done this. Looking for ideas.

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What rattle can paint for cups cause rustoleum fusion flaked off?

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Old 02-13-2013, 06:50 PM
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What is the besy way to mount a gauge on the hood? Are they sealed for weather, what to look out for?

I was looking at sandwiching the C mount with 2 soft rubber cards on the rear of the hood vents by the windshield. A couple of screw and nut through the vent slot to secure it as a base. Then use a normal gauge cup with a installed mechanical gauge , like vacuum, boost, etc.

How have others done this. Looking for ideas.

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What rattle can paint for cups cause rustoleum fusion flaked off?
the autometer procomp water(liquid filled) will be fine out on the hood as they are sealed 100%)
paint, engine paint.. after painting put in oven at 300* for 30 minutes..
when wife isn't home.. lol
prep and a bake will make a ton of difference
illumination, I use l.e.d's less likely to fail
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Yeah, LEDs. That would be easy.

Looking at the clamp base, and it might distort the hood vents.

Would double faced hurricane tape work to mount the base? I figure we use it on mouldings and trim.
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get some truck cap foam tape and put that between the cup and hood and bottom bracket and hood..
trim as needed..
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