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Old 11-09-2008, 12:29 AM
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Sunpro gauges.

Any of you familiar with Sunpro gauges? Stores like Summit and Jeg's are selling them, so I suppose they are not that bad?

http://www.sunpro.com/

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I'd use Sunpro before one of the cheap Chinese made gages that have been flooding the market the past few years. Sunpro guages are manufactured by Actron who has been manufacturing automotive test equipment for decades. Actron bought the rights to Sun guages from Sun Electronics/Snap-on back in the '80s and that's where the new name SunPro came from. Sun Electronics was a very old US company and they've been manufacturing guages since the '50s. They've been around almost as long as Stewart Warner.

Sunpro gauges are good quality reasonably priced and definitely have a retro look about them. I'm putting a complete set in my early '60s inspired Deuce project. I remember installing a Sun tac in my very first hot rod back in the mid '60s.
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Sounds good!
Thanks for your answer.

Too bad they don't offer a speedometer...

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Good to know that I got the "Centerline Seal of Approval" for my choice for my Monte. 2" Retroline Sunpro gauges.


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Sounds good!
Thanks for your answer.

Too bad they don't offer a speedometer...
Actually they used to but they haven't made them for about 30 years. If you check e-bay they show up occasionally. I have a Sun blue line speedometer (brand new) that I picked up for around $30 a few months ago. It matches my Sunpro tac perfectly.
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Old 11-09-2008, 11:58 PM
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Because of my choice of transmission (T56 Manual 6 speed) I must have a electronic speedo, don't I?
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I've had good experiences with sunpro also.
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Sunpro is made, at least to my knowledge, and the packaging at the local parts superchain, says overseas. But, I've heard only good things about them. The vintage ones were made in USA. Stewart Warner is still made in USA, I don't know about auto meter.
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SW is no longer made in USA, or most is not.. I have sunpro gauges in my Falcon ( boost, A/F, oil press, water temp and volt ).. got them from JCW
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These are made in the usa, in DETROIT, MI:
I saw them at SEMA a few weeks ago



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I've seen two separate SunPro tachs that read low and had serious lag, you get what you pay for.

They are cheap for a reason.
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Thanks for your input chuck. I haven't decided anything yet. Just checking.
But based on what have been said earlier in the thred, it certanly looks like some of the gauge brands have higher prices more because of their looks and status, than because of quality.
It is quite confusing.

What about the Summit brand speedometer? Any of you that know who makes them? It looks very "sunpro-ish", but SunPro don't make speedometers.
And what about the quality? Is the bezel easy removable, so changes in the face plate can be done?


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If you want to change the face, I have a guy that doest that stuff all the time, send me a PM.

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Very nice to know. Thanks!
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i like those newvintagegauges
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