Originally posted by Wmarden
What do you mean by crap load? I figure you need speedo, tach, oil pressure, water temp, and volt meter. And more mightt be nice but those are the minimum I think for a good street machine.
Yeah, its nice to know about your vitals, as why I have a few gauges. And like I said, I like the stock look, the less go fast eye candy, the better, stuff like F.A.S.T. appeals to me.
It's all about opinion. See, for me, the only real needed gauges are temp, and oil, and if your trusting enough, you dont even need those. With oil, I would rather have a reliable
dummy light. When your ripping it, or just driving, do you really stare at the oil gauge, or temp for that matter, you dont start looking at them untill you think somthing is going down. At least I hope people arent staring at them.
The dummy lights are there to pop up, and catch your attention.
The charging system is either working, or not, hell, most people I know that buy them damn trio's of gauges usually end up leaving the ammeter unhooked because they dont want to take the time.
And with a tach, for the street, not really nessecary, if you know your motor, and you should, you dont need the tach, you should know how it feels and sounds and when to shift, all without a tach.
And with the hidden part, really cool stuff can be done there.
I remember in a past car craft I think it was from not that long ago, a guy had a 70-72 chevelle, and had the interior really stock, but trick, cant remember the specifics though. 10 second big block car IIRC. I do remember he had a tach, that was on a spring loaded hinge that swung back behind that dash when not in use, and gauges in the glove box. Shift light in the ac vent, and funny gas switches and, dont quote me, I may be wrong a line lock or transbrake all wired into a factory radio knob. I mean this was some stealth stuff. I'll see if I can dig it up, or find a link on the site if they got one.