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Oil pressure 4 57.14%
Fuel level 1 14.29%
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Old 10-26-2005, 07:57 AM
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Got the dash done, but??

I got the dash for my '46 Chevy panel done. It will have three gages in the dash and three in the center under the dash in the center console. The problem is I'm not sure which gauge to put in the dash, oil pressure, fuel, or temp. I'm thinking oil pressure but some friends think the fuel and others think the temp. I'll let you folks decide which is most important and I'll go with that.

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Old 10-26-2005, 09:44 AM
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Definitely Oil Pressure gauge- that was the first gauge I put in my ride - you gotta keeps tabs on the lifeblood of an engine. And if you use a mech. gauge, make sure you use the copper line- I've had a couple of diasters with the cheesy nylon stuff- hot squirting oil really sucks!
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Old 10-26-2005, 11:36 AM
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I would go either the oil pressure or the temp guage.
Fuel isn't that important that it needs to be in front of you all the time.

Perhaps mount the temp guage in the dash, but also ad in a small oil light to the dash too. That way you can keep an easy on on the water temp and if you do have a loss of oil pressure, the light will catch your attention and you can check the guage under the dash.
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There are some large faced gauges that have multiple functions.

If you are assembling an untested car temp is important. Many times the cooling system needs to be tuned.

I would consider an idiot light on the oil and a remote gauge under the dash.

A gas gauge is pretty important. Out of site could be out of mind and you may find yourself scratching your head on the side of the road.
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Old 10-26-2005, 04:00 PM
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i think temp is best, if you have a good motor you should not worry about oil pressure,, now gas is a must somewere, unless you want to walk
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Old 10-29-2005, 06:36 PM
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If you cruise alot and get into slow roll often a temp is a must. If you are a hard cruiser and run the engine at higher RPM more often then the Oil maybe the best way to go. My wife is always watching the gas gauge...LOL
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