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original equipment?

is this original equipment? If so from what?
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some one said 1950s and it is real glass. What worth?
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Couple bucks.

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after market amp gauge, maybe $2.00
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Nobody uses them anymore.

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I do in some of my cars. One is in a car with a 900watt amp and 2 12" subs in it.

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Opps. That's a whole nother story!!
Is that for music or something?

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Opps. That's a whole nother story!!
Is that for music or something?

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You know us Young kids we have to have our loud music. Heck I'm only 66, I should get a little break. That and I went 1/2 deaf drag racing, darn 426 Hemi's are hell on your hearing.

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66. You are just a wippersnapper.
Some people say the sound of a finely tuned engine is their music.
Sorry to digress from electrical stuff.

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66. You are just a wippersnapper.
Some people say the sound of a finely tuned engine is their music.
Sorry to digress from electrical stuff.

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I said I was just a kid. LOL When it comes to electrical stuff, I know you don't like amp gauges. I use them in my cars, and have them rebuilt to handle the load. Unless someone ask me to put one in their car I use a voltmeter. I like the amp gauge over the volt meter because it takes to long to tell me if the system is charging or not. I guess if it was good enough for Ford until a few years ago, it's good enough for me. I do cover the terminals so if something fell across them, I would not have the forth of July under my dash. I also run 8 GA. wire on the circuit. I think I have heard all the pros and cons of each one, I prefer amp. Other than that every time we have been on the same thread we have been pretty much in agreement. You know as well as I, that with all this after market boards and that, they all feed things from different sources. When you use a factory wiring diagram for a newer car, they are not for your average person just trying to fix something, they show all the insides of relays, switches, I even have a hard time with them. I went to school almost 50 years ago, they still used tubes back then. I didn't keep up with it, I ran a machine shop instead. That's why I said I don't work on new cars, that's 1960 or newer. I have wired a lot of cars but none newer than a 1957 T-bird. Were cool I like to work the trouble out not just throw things at it, and I believe you do the same, I think wiring is the most hated thing on building a car to a lot of people. I have wrote things down that you have said on things I didn't know, or knew and forgot, And I know I have posted things after you that I had added things, There's always more than one way to get there.

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I'll never forget back when I was 16 or so, working under the Dash of my '57 Chevy and accidently touched a 7/16" wrench between the two posts on my Ammeter

I still haven't forgotten-(the scar on my left wrist won't let me)-
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Just thinking back when cars had ammeters from the factory. It was more important at the time for folks to know the charge condition because the batteries and generators were barely sufficient to carry the loads thus one could manage the electrical system better. Since the mid '70s when alternators were more common it was less of an issue as more power was provided.
On boats & RVs with "house" batteries ammeters are useful to manage the power consumption. My guess is that most folks don't have a clue and don't care what there power use is. Just run the generator and pour me another JACK.
Now crank up the subbase baby.

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Just thinking back when cars had ammeters from the factory. It was more important at the time for folks to know the charge condition because the batteries and generators were barely sufficient to carry the loads thus one could manage the electrical system better. Since the mid '70s when alternators were more common it was less of an issue as more power was provided.
On boats & RVs with "house" batteries ammeters are useful to manage the power consumption. My guess is that most folks don't have a clue and don't care what there power use is. Just run the generator and pour me another JACK.
Now crank up the subbase baby.

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I believe that Ford didn't change over until the 90'S, I know a lot of people don't know Fords gauges were 6 volt until the late 80'S. I guess I just like to know when my ALT. Quits than how far I can go on a battery that isn't getting charged. my terminals have plastic tubing over them and shrink tubing. I'm well aware what can happen. I also have my AMP turned down a wee bit.

Nothing like going down the road with John Conley or Willie Or if I don't want to listen to CW, Pink Floyd, will do. As long as it's not Rap or H. Metal i'm find . I'm find unless I forget to take out my hearing aids,
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